so i have a buick riviera 92 and it seems to have a minnd of its own.what do you think might be a problom?

Asked by Oct 07, 2013 at 11:26 AM about the 1992 Buick Riviera

Question type: General

it starts up some days and runs like a champ..then the other das.it will crank but doesnt
start..and if it does,it dies in drive..even dies in reverse.if i go over speed bumps.it dies..i
couldnt even get it up to 40 yesterday as it died on the return trip home while in
motion..what do i do?.would it be the "brain" or the sensor chip in the
transmission?..also.does anyone know a place that does free diagnostics?

1 Answer

1,355

Appears if you may be experiencing two problems....First the cranking problem appears to be a crank sensor...have someone with a meter to check. The other problem of the vehicle running for a period and shutting off seems to be a problem with the ignition switch. I was able to determine my problem by tapping the steering column when the vehicle was running and found out that by during so the vehicle would shut down. To replace the ignition switch is to remove the outer cover from the steering column and locate a set of wiring (left side of column) that attached next to the firewall. Replace that and it should solve that problem. I got my replacement wires and a savage yard. SEMPER FI Good luck>>>>

Your Answer:

Buick Riviera Experts

  • #1
    Alvin1966
    Reputation
    1,160
  • #2
    Chris Kelley
    Reputation
    570
  • #3
    Jason Zane
    Reputation
    410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac Eldorado
298 listings starting at $2,795
Used Buick Regal
88 Great Deals out of 3,659 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
242 Great Deals out of 26,852 listings starting at $4,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
86 Great Deals out of 15,067 listings starting at $3,700
Used Ford Mustang
310 Great Deals out of 39,695 listings starting at $1,312
Used Cadillac DeVille
1,272 listings starting at $999
Used Buick Park Avenue
3 Great Deals out of 283 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Thunderbird
16 Great Deals out of 1,077 listings starting at $2,990
Used Chevrolet Caprice
158 listings starting at $6,995
Used Buick LeSabre
1,348 listings
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
15 Great Deals out of 1,702 listings starting at $1,500
Used Lincoln Continental
22 Great Deals out of 3,249 listings starting at $1,750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.