1996 Buick Riviera


chris and chelle

July, 15, 2010 AT 10:38 PM

Engine Performance problem
1996 Buick Riviera 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 136000 miles

quits running after driving for fiew hours does not overheat, let it sit for hour or so and it runs again for a while then dies, could it be camshaft sensor or is it something else and how do we fix it? We had a mechanic look at it but they didnt know put it on computer and cleared a fiew codes it ran for a day from colorado to phoenix then died again. We need to know what it will cost to fix. Thank you


Cam Sensor


1 Answer



July, 16, 2010 AT 5:55 AM

Next time it dies out don't wait for nothing do below immediately to determine if its a fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

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