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Wondering what oil is recommended for 1996 Buick Riviera

I usually use Valvoline Max Life in my other vehicles, is this a good oil to use in my Riviera?

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I have a 1993 Buick LeSabre, and I have had a lot of wiring problems as well. Get this, I have replace the ECM computer, the prom chip, the climate control unit itself, and much more. However, non of these solved the problem you are having with hot and cold air settings. In my case the air would come on and surge and then die out completely. As it turned out, the switches on the dash were not to blame, but some people complain about those units going out. In my case I had to trace the wiring harness from the back of the control unit to the firewall under the hood. And there I found the answer. One of the connectors inside a clip had burnt up from overheating. I went to a junk yard and got a replacement clip and cut the old one out and carefully cut one wire at a time to make sure all the colors matched up on the splices....sure enough, I got the air to blow again without the hesitation.

In a similar but worse problem, I had a wiring clip unit go at the transmission plug in.....that caused it not to shift properly.
Splicing in a new complet wiring clip there help the cure the electronic shifting problem I was having.

So, my suggestion is to check all your wiring clips on the firewall side of the wiring harness that goes to the heater blower motor 1st, before you buy a whole new climate control unit. If the look fine, try a little electronic connection spray cleaner and clip them back together. Just make sure you understand how the clips unclip or you can break them. Most have a tab you lift up and then you can pull them apart. While others are more difficult in that they have a green pull tab which has to be pulled up to release the clip so you can pull it apart....good luck and I hope it helps

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SOURCE: heater blower not working in 1995 buick riviera

you're in luck... many aren't so lucky...1.5 hrs book time so it is under dash and no you do not have to remove dash to get to it .......be well

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Take it to a local Advance Auto Parts store and ask them to check it for trouble codes, it will not cost you anything for them to check it. If they do not find any codes take it to a reccomended transmission shop. If Advance does find trouble codes ask them NOT to clear them because the transmission shop will need to know what they are. Thanks and good luck with your repair.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: how to remove power steering pump pulley on 1996

With a special tool called a power steering pulley puller. You can borrow this from some auto stores.

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SOURCE: change alternator belt on 1996 buick riviera

The 96 Riviera has a motor mount that interferes with the removal and replacement of the serpentine belt. The motor mount must be loosened and the engine need to be lifted slightly to accomplish the replacement. Not good engineering on this model year.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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