I have a 98 yr model Buick Riviera that will not start

Asked by Sep 27, 2017 at 08:12 PM about the 1998 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just inherited a 98 Buick riveria from my mother
when she passed away this yr and it seems to have
some kind of electrical issue it won't  start at all I
cannot even turn the ignition over I'm very new to
car maintenance and have no idea what to do any
advice would be greatly appreciated

2 Answers


Have you checked the battery? Do you have any dash lights when you turn the key?


If the car has not been run or serviced for some time then start with the suggestion above. (1) make sure the battery is good and has a charge. (2) check the battery cables at the battery, they could be loose or corroded. (3) If it still does not crank, you may need help......on newer cars, the security system might be keeping the engine from cranking. A late Riviera is worth putting a little $$ into to get it running, they are great cars. PS if it has the supercharger, check the lube in the front part of the supercharger before doing any driving...remove the plastic cover and there will be a nickle sized plug with a hex socket, unscrew and lube should be to the threads of the hole. GM has a special lube but there may be a substitute, do a Google search on how to lube the supercharger and you will find video

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