1996 Buick Riviera 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive 112000 miles
The car was running fine on the freeway. When I went to slow down for a off ramp, I noticed the car was wanting to die. Stopping at the " Stop" sign the car was idling rough, and there was a metallic noise. If I gave it gas, and bumped up the RPM, it smoothed out (a Little). Hobbled home and took off the SC belt. Still noise, took off accessory belt (only for second or two) started car. Still noise. Sounds like two spoons in a blender. The noise is kind of surround sound but seems to be coming from the harmonic balancer/front cover area. The harmonic balancer did not seem to have any play, but, I may check again. Soooo, the question, anyone done the chain/waterpump thing or how much $$ to have someone do it. Trying to find a repair manual for the 95-99 Riviera is tough.
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 AT 4:54 AM