- Buick Ownership
- 1995 Buick Riviera 3800 series II
So I bought a '95 Buick Riviera a few months ago, it has 170,000 miles on the body, and a new 3800 series 2 was put in with only 100,000 miles on it. Got the car for a great deal and thought it would last me a while with Buick reliabiltitty. How ever, ever since I bought it, every once in a while when I turn the key to start it, it just makes a click noise. And it takes a few times of turning it before it starts, then it fires right up. After about a month though, another problem emerged. I was slowing down to a stop light and my car just died. I threw it in park and turned the key and it started right up. I ignored it and it drove fine for about 2 weeks. Then one night when I got out of work I went to start my car and it wouldn't start. I keep trying and eventually it started up, then just died. So I started it again and gave a good amount of gas and it back fired a little bit but it stayed running. I tried to drive it home, it seemed to be driving funky, then while I was cruising at 55, car just died and the battery light came on. I pulled over and it fired right back up and drove home fine, I even let it run for 20 minutes when I got home, ran flawless. But the next day I decided to take it to my mechanic, he replaced the fuel pump and filter, test drove it and it ran fine. So I picked it up and almost got it home, but it stalled in the left turn lane, and then fired right back up. However it continued to stall 4 times in the turn lane before I could pull out, then it died in my driveway. I looked up what it could be, and I thought it was an ignition module, so I changed that and was running fine. But about a week later I was driving, and my car suddenly jerked back, almost like I slammed on the brakes for a split second, and the battery light flashed for just a second, but the car didn't shut off. After that, it did that again about a week later then it was doing fine for about month. Then last night, the car just shut off on me going 40, and the battery light was on, I threw it in neutral while it was rolling, and went to start it, nothing but clicking in the ignition, so I thought I'd just pull over when I could, then all of a sudden the rpms just spiked back up and I turned back on. Anybody have ANY ideas on what's acting up on it??