The original rear air shocks went out my Riviera, they were leaking and the air ride was not working anymore. I picked up a pair of Monroe shocks for $69 and put them in. This is a real easy straight forward job that took under an hour to do. If only everything was this easy to do on this car!
Broken engine diagnosis on Craftsman DLS3500
In the last video we took a look at the new broken DLS3500, in this video
we take a look at the engine to figure out why it's locked up. Very
interesting what we found, very interesting indeed....
Removing the engine on my 97 Riviera
Pulling the knocking 3800 supercharged out of my Riviera to make way for
the replacement engine. Came out relatively easy thanks to the engine
wiring for the most part is one harness that unplugs at the firewall.
Everything is in that harness except the starter, alternator and speed
sensor wiring. The AC compressor and power steering pump unbolt and can be
left in the car so you don't have to drain the fluid/refrigerant. The
biggest pain was getting the axis motor mount off, the bolts were pretty
rusty. The ironic part is those bolts have to be removed to change the
belts, which are so cracked and chipped I wouldn't doubt they are original.
The old engine will either be used for parts, or I may rebuild it at some
Riding in the Riviera, Visiting another Riviera
This video was made after I got the new engine in, I just never got around
to uploading it. A little drive in the car over to my friends house to
have a look at another 97 Riviera I bought before I got my green one. That
one does not run and still needs work. I intend to sell that one, I don't
need 2 of these, and I definitely don't have the space.
Replacing the stiff rear shock on a Honda 250ex
With the little bit of research I did I found a Banshee front shock was a
good fit for the rear of a 250ex. Others that would have worked are a
300ex rear shock and a raptor rear shock. I went with the banshee front
mainly because I saw posting on various forums where people said it worked
great, also because it was the cheapest for me. I know this is really an
easy mod that probably doesn't need a step by step video. However, I'm
sure someone out there can use this information. Respectful comments only
New Air Shocks
got my new air shocks and installed them. I have yet to see how they ride.
Inherited '84 Buick Riviera T Type
1984 Buick Riviera T Type...44,000 original miles and was owned by my
grandfather. Immaculate two tone leather interior, digital dash, sports
steering wheel, moonroof, turbo v6, less
than 1000 made in 1984. Even the rear trunk is electric! I recently had a
new radiator, new front shocks, tuned and new battery installed. Receipts
to show work. This car does have some hail damage from a recent storm but
many of the dents have popped out with the summer heat/sun. (Note: The
dash light is for the parking brake which was engaged) Overall very nice
New project: 1997 Buick Riviera Supercharged
PIcked this one up off Craigslist for $400 plus $50 to deliver it. Car
runs and drives but has what sounds like rod knock. I still need to to
some diagnostic work, but that's what it sounds like to me, and the guy I
bought it from was a mechanic and thinks the same. The car is fully loaded
with what looks to be every option offered right down the traction control
and engine block heater. The car has just under 100k on it and it in
excellent shape in and out. The car has been sitting for a year or so and
looks it, but it will get washed when it gets warmer.
Buick (2000 yr) Park Ave 3rd GEN 3800 series II - How to remove front strut).PT 1/3
Removal of a 2000 yr Buick Park Ave front Strut.The strut is worn-out with
a broken seal and display No rebound pressure.This application is the
same(1997-2006)for Park Ave Ultra(supercharge) Grand Prix Monte Carlo Regal
Oldsmobile Bonneville.All W-Body and H-Body.Some Ultra are equip with
electronic(wires at top of strut shaft) or air ride(Air line at the top of
strut shaft) strut.
The full lenght edition of this video can be viewed @
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwVS9xX9Zf4 - This un-edited version is
How To Replace Rear Shocks - 67 Camaro
A quick guide on how to replace a rear shock on a 1967 Camaro. This method is slightly
different than normal instructions may give but is quite effective. Note:
I'm not claiming to be a mechanic or an instructor so please keep comments
as constructive as possible.
Ride in the Riviera with the new engine
Nothing too exciting, just driving around in the 97 Riviera after the
engine swap. This car handles excellent and has an unbelievable smooth
ride. The noise from the front end mentioned in the video ended up being a
bad wheel bearing which has since been replaced.
How To Install Replace Rear Shock Absorbers Ford Explorer Mountaineer Navajo 91-05 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install , fix, change or replace your
front struts with their loaded struts. This video is applicable to the 91,
92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, or 03 Ford Explorer, 01, 02,
03, 04, and 05 Sport Trac, 97 to 01 Mercury Mountaineer, and 91 to 94 Mazda