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jdbell2004
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PostSubject: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptySun Jul 27, 2008 10:56 pm

Hi all,

I just traded my 98 Grand Cherokee for my first Riviera. From what I've experienced so far, I love it! It does need some work however. It runs and drives fine. The cruise control does not function, the blower motor resistor needs replaced, the back of my front passenger seat is coming off and a cassette is stuck in the player. The car only has 103K and has been religiously serviced by the first owner. He actually used the owners manual to record the maintenance at the specified intervals! Is this car easy to work on and how available are parts for it?

-Jon Bell
Ames, Iowa
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptySun Jul 27, 2008 11:38 pm

Welcome! What year is your car and is it supercharged?

I am sure we will be able to help you out with any issues that may arise.
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptySun Jul 27, 2008 11:55 pm

It's a 97 non-sc'd. I absolutely love how comfortable it is to drive. And what a turning radius!
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptyMon Jul 28, 2008 12:19 am

Yeah, Riv's are great! But I must say I greatly envy most German cars with their super tight turning radius! They make one shot illegal U-turns a breeze!
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptyMon Jul 28, 2008 3:21 pm

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptyTue Jul 29, 2008 10:54 am

Welcome to the forum, jdbell2004
Any questions you have can probably be answered in this forum. There are catagories for just about every concern you have with your ride. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptyThu Jul 31, 2008 7:50 am

Welcome! I am a newbie myself and have found out that this is the best site to learn more about our Rivieras. Welcome again!
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptyThu Jul 31, 2008 5:56 pm

Welcome to the Forum thumbsup

The cruise has acted up a couple of times on mine, a shot in the dark here, you might try and remove the connector from the servo under the hood and clean the connections, that worked for mine and it has worked ever since?
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptySat Aug 02, 2008 10:24 am

99, I'll give that a shot. I found out what is causing problems with my AC. There is condensation or a small water leak under the passenger side dash that is collecting on the connections of the blower motor resistor and causing it to rust. I'm going to clean them and wrap them in electrical tape to see of that helps.
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptySat Aug 02, 2008 10:35 am

while you are at it, clean the condensate drain through the firewall. Little rubber hose. Find it by opening the hood and looking on the passenger side of the firewall below/behind the power steering pump. Maybe partly blocked, which would encourage water to collect and drip out elsewhere

Albertj
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptySat Aug 02, 2008 2:53 pm

99Rivman wrote:
Welcome to the Forum thumbsup

The cruise has acted up a couple of times on mine, a shot in the dark here, you might try and remove the connector from the servo under the hood and clean the connections, that worked for mine and it has worked ever since?

Thanks by the way! I cleaned the connections, I think. Is it the unit that the throttle cable for the cruise is coming from? If so, I sprayed electrical cleaner on the connections. Still no cruise. When I start the car, the cruise light comes on. When I try to engage the cruise it wont work. Fuses look good. Is the wiring bad?
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PostSubject: Re: New to the Riviera scene   New to the Riviera scene EmptySun Aug 03, 2008 11:04 pm

welcome
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