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RIVIERASC95
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PostSubject: Vato's 95 Riv   Vato's 95 Riv EmptyThu Sep 18, 2008 11:04 am

sorry for the low quality pix, here it is!!

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I've got some questions about it not starting sometimes, where should i ask?
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PostSubject: Re: Vato's 95 Riv   Vato's 95 Riv EmptyThu Sep 18, 2008 11:28 am

any power problems? maybe the battery is going bad, or the starter...
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PostSubject: Re: Vato's 95 Riv   Vato's 95 Riv EmptyThu Sep 18, 2008 11:51 am

nice riv man
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PostSubject: Re: Vato's 95 Riv   Vato's 95 Riv EmptyThu Sep 18, 2008 12:21 pm

KillaKeninaRiv wrote:
any power problems? maybe the battery is going bad, or the starter...

i dont think its the starter or the battery coz it sometimes kinda loses power even when its running, u could notice the interior lights lowering. ill change the battery and then see what happens. I also have this problem that it sometimes doesnt let me go over 2000 RPM even if i press the gas pedal all the way, then if u dont let go of it, the whole car starts to shake. when u brake down to 50kmph it goes away, happens on a highway very often... what could it be?
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PostSubject: Re: Vato's 95 Riv   Vato's 95 Riv EmptyThu Sep 18, 2008 6:48 pm

this could be the altanator going out on you. And nice riv man!
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PostSubject: Re: Vato's 95 Riv   Vato's 95 Riv EmptyThu Sep 18, 2008 8:17 pm

NIce! clap

You got a weird persoanlized tag?

I would check the battery cables and replace the fuel filter. Both are very easy to do.

When you take the cables off the battery make sure the positive cable is not broken or corroded. Look close at both of them.

Just guessing though...

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PostSubject: Re: Vato's 95 Riv   Vato's 95 Riv EmptyThu Sep 18, 2008 8:51 pm

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i dont think its the starter or the battery coz it sometimes kinda loses power even when its running, u could notice the interior lights lowering

Alternator is what I'm thinking...

That's one of my favorite color combinations! Looks good.
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PostSubject: Re: Vato's 95 Riv   Vato's 95 Riv EmptyThu Sep 18, 2008 8:59 pm

Is the 'check engine' light on? IF so at least pull the codes. If not, check the crank sensor. When they start going bad they will not give a consistent signal to the ECU (engine control computer). WHen the signal fails, the engine dies, RPMs slow and unless you have brand new fully charged battery your lights dim.

You may want to locate (not purchase) a battery. It is under the rear seat, remove the rear seat cushion and inspect the battery terminals for fit and corrosion. Be absolutely sure, while you're in there, that the battery vent tube is connected to the battery and to the grommet thru the floor for venting. If there is corrosion in the battery area, this would be a good time to clean it up with sodium bicarbonate in water and a little detergent, and then repaint.

Also while you are at it check for silly stuff, like the alternator belt being loose because the tensioner is failing; check to see that the ground strap by the front passenger side motor mount is OK (it is often corroded in a RIv this age and so you may end up drilling it out and installing a stud and bolts yourself);

The big hint for me is that it won't behave sometimes over 50km/hr; that is "limp home" mode and menas you have I think a crank or cam sensor that isn't operating consistently. In that case if the car is running it won't go very fast and if it is not already running it will not start. There is more about that in the factory service manual.

Do some more investigation please and tell us some more.

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PostSubject: Re: Vato's 95 Riv   Vato's 95 Riv EmptyFri Sep 19, 2008 7:02 am

here's a vid of me trying to start it.