1996 Buick Roadmaster Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Buick Roadmaster

1996 Buick Roadmaster Problems

Internal Faults in Distributor Can Cause Engine Problems

An internal distributor fault could cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate, an engine misfire, or a stalling condition. Replacement of the distributor is commonly recommend to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light With Code P1870

The transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.

Flush cooling system every 60,000 miles

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

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1996 Buick Roadmaster Questions

lost keys. how to replace ignition key (1 answer)

How do you disconnect the fan on the air conditioner? (2 answers)

When I turn the car off the fan continues to run and it runs the battery down. I need to turn the fan off. What causes this? It just started. It is my second car and it is very much needed.

the car starts then shuts right off. (2 answers)

Have Installed New fuel pump,crank sencer,key and switch,

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1996 Buick Roadmaster Recalls

Recall 96V245000
THE WHEEL LUG NUTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION DURING ASSEMBLY.
Recall 95V215000
THESE VEHICLES WERE SHIPPED WITH BOTH THE SUPPLEMENTAL INFLATABLE RESTRAINT CAUTION LABEL AND A ROOF RACK CAUTION LABEL INSTALLED ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE SUN VISOR. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO.208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

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1996 Buick Roadmaster Reviews

Collector Ed Wagon. 2nd owner purch in 2004(?) by my uncle, but I helped test drive. Dad's car died and he got it, then he and I traded. @200,000 drove cross country from SC to CA w/wife and mother to tow 93 Caprice back to SC during summer; A/C kept us cool whole way and no issues towing. Repl rad@215,000. Now has 225,000 miles. Just repl #5 exhaust valve and it'll blow most cars away while ca...

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