Question about 1991 Buick Riviera
While on a trip to Florida the car began to miss and would start but not continue to run. If I tried to start it immediatly, it would not even fire. If I waited a while it would fire up but again would not run. I towed it to a shop, at first they thought it was the crank sensor. they replaced it--no fix, next it was the wiring harness-replaced it- no fix. They they started look at the computer - no fix.
finally they surmised it was the security system and suggested thet I uinstall a resister in the ignition circuit to override the security key. At that point I said thanks, paid the bill and had it towed home.
I really like the car and want to revive My Precious. BUT, I hate to take it to a dealership - To look at it would mean -$$$$$$- their mechanic advised me to donate it to charity, but I'm stuborn.
I'm a fairly good shade tree, have rebuilt several engines, I am however getting a little to old to crawel around under cars, regarless to how much I enjoy it.
Can you save Precious?
What do you think?
Unplug your Mass airflo Sensor. Mine was doing this too and the MAF sensor was the problem. I tried cleaning it but ended up getting a new one instead.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
Have you already checked the Ballast Resistance?
If you already do, please check the other components such as the following:
- check the ROTOR maybe it was broken, replace if ever it was broken
- check the Spark plugs, detached it one-by-one and let someone crank the engine, all the park plugs must produce a high spark.
- Clean the Distributor Cap, Check the Igniter whether it is mechaical (Contact Point) or electrical (Magneto type). Readjust Gaps.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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