Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Buick Riviera 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 198K miles
My daughter is 18 and I bought her a 98 riviera.
Apparently, the supercharger belt is broken. I want to know if it is alright for her to drive it to work (approx 15 miles one way) for a few weeks until I can afford to get it fixed.
I know I have to find out if the pulley is broken before replacing the belt or it will break again. If the pulleys seem fine then I am going to try and replace it myself. I read somewhere that there were only 3 or 4 bolts involved. Is that correct.
I know the car has a LOT of miles on it I am thinking it does not have the original motor for a few reasons one the engine is immaculate and runs as quiet as a new car. Is there any way to find out if the engine has been replaced. Before I bought the car I did a carfax report and it showed the car was a 2 owner car and it is obvious that whoever had the car took immaculate care of it My question is is it possible fo a car to have almost 200k miles on it and still run like new. Mostly just curious about this part and wondering how long the car will last her.
I appreciate your help very much
Thanks a lot,
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 AT 11:48 AM