Buick Riviera wont stay running

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steve
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Buick Riviera wont stay running

Post by steve » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:15 pm

I have a 97 Riviera 3.8 supercharged.just replaced the head gaskets.now i get a p0102engine code and the car wont stay running.replaced maf.code came back and still dies when given gas.help.

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karlk
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Re: Buick Riviera wont stay running

Post by karlk » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:04 pm

There are a dew possible causes for this MAF code on your Buick.

If replacing the MAF sensor did not fix it, you need to look closely at the wires at the sensor connector. They may has gotten stretched. If so, the copper wire inside the colored insulation may be broken causing an open circuit. Pull on each wire as it comes out of the sensor connector. If one stretches, it needs to be repaired.

Another possible cause is that during replacement of the head gasket, you may a problem with the PCV valve. There are two O' rings on the PCV valve. If one is missing or broken, that will cause this problem. I have seen this several times.

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