Wheel hub's (all around) I own two Riv's now a 1995 PERFECT SC never seen snow no rust and a 1997 that sat on grass. Ms. Rusty.
The 1997's engine cradle rusted through this summer and I got to experience the "bending" or caving in tire experience. Looking at the steering wheel the center had moved half way to the left...it will get your heart pumping. I'd spent so much time focusing on rear new lateral control arms, tire rod ends, shock's brakes, that I believed my old mechanic when he said, 'Oh you don't need front struts yet. Okay...sure... back's bad fronts okay...
Got the steering rack and pinon (Rack 292 w/Sensor + Outer Tie Rods x2 95-99 Buick/Oldsmobile Complete Steering Rack and Pinion + NEW OUTER TIE RODS) $130 from Detroit Axel, re-manufactured with life time warranty on eBay (my mechanic found the part, new for $400 I said let me look...) I then used the extra loot for mounts and strut's thank you for posting these:
1997 Buick Park Avenue KYB Strut Assembly
1997 Buick Riviera KYB Strut Mounting Kit
I have that floppy steering wheel so I guess I didn't realize how sloppy the car drove...not now! Like a race car and I'm getting Michelin Defenders put on today... The car is amazing, no wonder I loved them so, I leased new ones in 1995 and 1998, now I remember how great they can drive. I'm so glad I did not sell the 1997 I did put $$$ into it but she has 99,000 I'm sure I can keep her running for a while (Yes just replaced the upper and lower head gaskets.) really glad I found the Detroit Axel site.
Thanks you fella's for all your post's I think you really helped me find the right parts!