1996 Buick Skylark Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1996 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 high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.

The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.