Question about 1995 Buick Riviera
In short, loved this car for five years. But after moving half way across Country 2 weeks ago ...everything has gone wrong, she even has a new tranny. After the transmission (and other repairs) I lose fuel pressure and realize it is now a pump I need. She took virtually every ounce of money saved for this move, so I HAD to get away cheap on labor. "Mobile mechanic felt bad" (yea right) and did the pump for 100 bucks. It was hard to prime...I mean I am a chick and I knew it was REALLY hard to turn over after repair. He leaves, I drive and the smell of fuel is pungent. Not the smell from a spill, I KNEW she was leaking right then...my heart sank. She still sputters on the hills, and stalls from low pressure. (sigh) This was 4 days ago! What I know is she is leaking fuel and it must be burning off the tank cause it's not visible, but it is leaking! Pump kicks on and it runs "better" with new pump, but losing just enough pressure to keep me crazy. Of course "mechanic" ain't answering now...over 2000 is gone since arriving, and I have no job yet cause my car won't stop! (pardon the pun) God bless I will get in and get dirty, I just need to be pointed in the right direction of what this ***** could have either damaged OR just not sealed correctly. The leaves have definitely fallen off the money tree and my car is so close to being my baby again. (and possibly my new home, Lol) Can anyone just tell me where to look??? A general direction and/or name I can Google. I am not an idiot I promise, my back was just up against the wall when the pump went out immediately after the tranny. (literally stalled on the way home from shop!) :( Thanks....Pam
Don't give up on the last guy-take the car back and ask him to fix it right-ask if you can trade labor for repair-chase parts, deliver cars answer the phone or even clean shop-Denny
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Transmission Bucks on hills
I have a 1990 Buick LeSabre with the 3800 engine. Recently the engine
has began to miss under mild acceleration. It is not just a misfire
where the spark plug failed; it is more abrupt.
when the engine idles it almost always acts like it the engine is misfiring and it is like the engine is actually kicking back every nowand then. From inside the car while idling, I can feel the same phenomenon. I kicks!
I am not sure where all of the notorious sensors are located and I not feeling like they are at fault. The only one that I feel could be the culprit is TDC sensor or and anti knock device if it has one. Of course it could be the ignition module, I guess.
What I am thinking is that if this engine had an old fashion distributor, it would be as though a cylinder ignited out of sequence or before the piston reached the point that is near TDC. Could it be probable that the the module allowed the spark to set off another cylinder sporadically? Does this motor have an actual distributor cap? Could there be a short between some terminals?
It is not valves because for short periods of time the "miss" will vanish.
The check engine light is not on!
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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