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PostSubject: new to riv's and love it   Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:06 pm

Hey guys I just picked up a 97 Riviera. I traded a v8 s10 for it, it is black and has 200k on the body and a supposed 50k on a rebuilt engine. Currently the trans is having problems. It will go into first, second and reverse. It shudders when you move in reverse. I plan to keep the car so I want to fix her up and start tuning and getting some more power from it. I'll post some pics tomorrow when I get back to my computer.
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:54 pm

Welcome! You'll find all the help ya need here! Be sure to post any questions about the trans problems or any other issues in the Tech section for some help! And yes, pics please! wink

P.S. Props on adding a sig right away, always helps with so many little differences year to year.
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:45 pm

Thanks for the welcome, i plan to ask some questions after I do some more scanning with my dads snapon scantool. I have been doing lots of reading and there are some very helpful people on here and I am looking forward to being part of the group.
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:09 pm

Hey Stan, take some notes, bro!
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:49 pm

lynn ,welcome!

haha CHip ,i forgot how to change my sig...hahah SORRY
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:19 am

nice i just saw a black 96 on craigslist in wyoming for 600 but the guy was trading it. i wanted it lol.
welcolme lynn
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:33 am

That's the car I got lol I went to wyoming to pick it up yesterday. cool
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:18 pm

Here are the only pics of it that i have a the moment. Enjoy






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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:29 pm

Welcome to lynn from Big Sky Country hi
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Is Lynn a dude or a chick? Not that it matters, but muscles might be interested..
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:03 pm

I'm a dude. And I need to create a different pic hosting acct. Pics didn't work
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:05 pm

elstm3 wrote:
I'm a dude. And I need to create a different pic hosting acct. Pics didn't work
Cool, muscles might leave you alone then.
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:08 pm

Might? shocked
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:08 pm

Might-might......
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Well i guess i would need to know muscles intrests. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:21 pm

so you gonna replace the "bad transmission( was told only 1st and reverse worked)" with a hd like came in my 97 or fix it? or was the guy just not up with what he was doin and it needed fluid? my first truck they said the tran was goin out and it ended up bein a completly (might have had 1 qt of fluid in it) tranny. filled it up and never had a prob.
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:57 pm

Welcome! Once you get your trans issue sorted out, i promise youll enjoy your Riv!
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:12 pm

it has no 3rd or 4th. and has 3.98 Gears? ( PCM told me) and i plan to rebuild it or find a used one locally. the guy i got it from didnt know his a$$ from a hole in the ground about anything car related.

I already love it. i just want it to shift right lol.
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:44 pm

Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: new to riv's and love it   Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:54 pm

Welcome! I agree that once the trans is working correctly, it'll be a blast. Being a '97+ model you'll enjoy all sorts of valuable engine and suspension upgrades, and it makes the car addicting.
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