1994 Buick Skylark Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1994 Buick Skylark as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.

The 2.3L 4 cylinder engine can be prone to head gasket failure. This can result in coolant loss and engine overheating.

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

Corrosion may develop at the connection between the ignition coil tower and spark plug wire resulting in an engine misfire. The Ignition coil and spark plug wire should both be replaced to correct this condition.

An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.

A weak battery or a burned out brake light bulb may cause the ABS light to illuminate.

The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

The timing chain tensioner and guides are prone to wear and may develop an abnormal noise, requiring replacement.

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

The engine vacuum hose to the MAP sensor may crack resulting in a vacuum leak causing the engine to run rough and/or stall.

The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us that removal of the dash board is necessary to replace the heater on these vehicles.

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.