Question about 1995 Buick Riviera
I have a 1995 Buick Riviera. When you shift into reverse after starting the car it makes a terrible clunk noise. It does not do it if you shift into drive. After shifting to drive you can then shift to reverse with out the clunk. It's only after initially starting the car and shifting into reverse. This is my 2nd riv and the first one did the same thing and I drove it for 100,000 miles like that, so it seems like it must be a common problem, but no one has been able to tell me what's wrong. I service the trans regularly, and fluid level is fine.
Your cross member that the transmission is mounted onto has a rubber boot, check the boot, make sure the rubber is still there and that the transmission is not loose on the crossmember
also check your U-Joints at the end of your driver shaft that connect to your rear end
Posted on Dec 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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1. There may be a vacuum leak anywhere under the hood.
2. The vacuum governor mounted on the transmission is broken (has a ruptured diaphragm). Easy to replace, has one bolt and a small (one inch) locking plate.
3. Replacement at AutoZone is around $12~~20.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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