Jul 012011

Today, my 1996 Buick Riviera with supercharger and 120K miles has developed a problem. Both the odometer and speedometer have stopped working. In addition,the transmission is whinning and the car’s performance is poor—poor acceleration and high taching before shifting. I have not checked tranaxle fluid level yet. Any idea what this problem mght be?   In addition, he Check Engine Light is On.  Thanks

Mar 092011

’95 Buick Riviera passenger side view mirror, it was hit into a mail box.. the fixture is fine, but the motor was broken off it’s posts so it’s basically dangling (still works oddly enough) and the mirror with the frame plate broke off completely. I have a replacement, but I’d rather not have a white mirror on my red car…. is there a way for me to pop off the glass and take this thing apart? I would like just to put the new motor with the attached frame plate in my red fixture… or should I suck up the price and just get the replacement painted?

Mar 092011

Recently my car was dead so I replaced the battery.  It worked fine for 3 days.  Then it was dead again.  This time I replaced the alternator.  It worked fine for 3 more days.   Now it is dead again.  What possible reasons could be that my car will not hold a charge besides the battery or alternator?  The car is a 99 Buick Park Avenue V6 Supercharged.  Thanks!

Sep 242010

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Jul 102010

The harmonic balancer in my Oldsmobile went bad. I bought a new Balancer and removed the old balancer. The bad balancer was extremely tough to remove. I rented a Pully Puller from my local Autozone. The Pully Puller wasnt big enough to remove the balancer completely. Therefore,  I used a socket as a spacer. I put the socket in the crank shaft (where the bolt goes that holds the balancer in place). I got the bad balancer off but got the socket stuck in the shaft. I tried drilling the socket to  smaller width and then hitting it with a pick and hammer. Those stainless steel sockets are tougher than i thought. Then I took it to my mechanic who tried heating it then removng it, no success. There is brass behind it so it cant get too hot. He told me to talk to a machinist and see what they could do. This car isnt worth much and im not looking to spend much to fix it. Does anyone have any advice and/or help with my problem?