Mr. Green

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About Mr. Green

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  • Birthday 12/07/1968

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    I own a 1956 Thunderbird, 1968 Firebird convertible & a 1984 Buick Riviera convertible.
  1. Air Conditioner

    I believe it needs freon because it blows warm air in the A/C position. The guy I bought it from said it has a slight leak, & it will need charged every year. When the A/C is turned off, the car runs great. I averaged 15 MPG last year on a 240 mile trip on the highway. I have no idea as to what the pressure of the A/C system is when it is running, I was using one of those A/C charging cans from the local parts store. It has been over a year since we tried to charge it, I do seem to remember the term "it might be a bad relay" tossed around. Thanks for your help!! Lee
  2. Hello. I have a 1984 Buick Riviera with the 307 Oldsmobile engine. My air conditioner was converted to 134 freon before February 2014 when I bought the car. When I tried to add freon to it, my car died. So, I FLOORED it while my friend added freon. The A/C blew cold, but as soon as I let off the gas, the car died. Is this possibly a bad relay somewhere? If anybody has any ideas, please let me know. I know very little about air conditioners, so I would need pictures as well as advice. THANKS in advance for any help I may receive. Lee-Kansas
  3. No, we were just adding the freon from the can you buy @ the parts store. With the a/c on, it doesn't blow cold. I tried this last summer, but if I remember correctly I think the can had a pressure gauge on the can. Thanks for the suggestion. The car is in storage, I will try charging the a/c again this spring.
  4. Hello. I tried putting 134 freon in my Riviera. My car has been converted to 134. I have my car running @ warmed up idle speed. My car dies. So, I have a friend "rev-it-up" when adding the freon, it runs poorly & dies when the gas pedal is released. Am I missing a blown relay? Where would I even look to find the a/c relay? Thanks for any help!!!
  5. Hello. I have a '84 Riviera convertible & my a/c blows warm. I bought my car in February 2014 knowing the a/c had already been converted to R-134. I was also told @ that time the freon will leak out over the winter & a quick recharge each spring will last all summer. Well, I never turned it on till last week-apparently ALL of the freon was gone. I used one of those R-134 recharge cans-with my car running @ a warmed up idle, As soon as we turned the a/c on, the car stalled. I had to keep my foot on the accelerator to keep it running. From what we could tell, the compressor is not locked up. We could turn it by hand, but it did take some effort. During this process, the compressor would turn itself on for a few seconds, then off-repeatedly. I got cold air thru the vents when the compressor was running. So, here is my question. Am I missing a blown fuse? Is there even such a "magical fuse" that kicks my idle UP to compensate for the a/c being on? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thanks---Lee from KANSAS!!!!
  6. Too bad they took it down. I was trying to find information as I am currently trying to sell my "84.
  7. When I bought my '84 Riviera Convertible 2 years ago, I remember a website that told of how the cars were made. Including pictures, production numbers for the convertibles made between 1982 & 1985 & things like that. However, I have lost the link. Does anyone have this & could you please send it to me if you do? Thanks--Lee
  8. '84 Riviera Inside Door Handle Needed

    Thanks for the advice--I was able to determine the replacement part number & after I checked, they are available here in town (new). However, my handle is broken & will require replacement. It is attached with a rivet from the factory. With the way the door is made, I cannot see the spot where the handle will attach to the rods.
  9. Hello. I am needing the drivers side INDOOR door handle for my '84 Riviera. Does anyone have one or know where I could find one? I am located in Wichita, Kansas. So, to estimate your shipping charge you would use the 67203 zip code for mailing purposes. Thanks in advance, Lee
  10. Hello. I am needing to take the drivers side door panel off of my 1984 Riviera to work on my door handle. However, I am afraid of breaking clips. Can anyone send me a diagram of the door panel that will show the location of all of the fasteners? Thanks to everyone for all of your help. I do appreciate it. Lee
  11. Power Seat Help Needed 84 Riviera

    Thank you for the advice!! I'm in Kansas & the heat index here is like 107 degrees!! So, I will tackle these projects in the fall. Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks again!!
  12. Power Seat Help Needed 84 Riviera

    Hello. I am needing help with my 84 Riviera. My drivers door inside handle will not open the door. The inside handle will "spring" back, but it acts like the cable is unhooked. The outside handle works fine. Has anyone else experianced & fixed this problem? My power seat on my drivers side will not adjust my seat. The motor sounds like it is running, but the seat will not move. I found a plastic coupler on EBAY, has anyone else had & fixed this problem? I have the power split bench seat, the passenger side works as it should. Does the seat need to be removed as a unit (both sides) or does it come out as separate pieces? Can anyone send me a diagram of the door mechanicals? I don't want to break a wire!! Thanks in advance for any1 who can help me with these problems.
  13. 1984 Buick Riviera Carburetor Help Needed

    Sorry about taking so long to post an UPDATE. I took my car to my mechanic--he charged me $40 to "adjust" the carburetor. Now it works just like it is supposed to, & it is fun to drive again. Thanks again to everyone who offered advice, I do appreciate it!
  14. 1984 Buick Riviera Carburetor Help Needed

    Thanks for the tip. I bought this car in February, I have put the last 3,000 miles on it. I never had this "fast idle all of the time" problem till about a week ago. The vacuum hoses all look intact. I don't know much about carburated engines, do you think if I got this book I could figure this out for myself? Thank you again, Lee
  15. 1984 Buick Riviera Carburetor Help Needed

    Thanks for your suggestion. Tapping the gas pedal used to work to slow the idle down, now it just runs FAST all of the time. After I drive it for a few miles it should be warmed up, but it is still stuck on a fast idle. This is very frustrating. I'm going to have to take it in--I will let you know what I find out.