1990 Buick Skylark Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Buick Skylark

1990 Buick Skylark Problems

Engine misfire due to ignition coil housing failure

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

Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and 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.

Timing Chain Tensioner/Guides May Wear and Cause Noise

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

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1990 Buick Skylark Questions

Why won't my 72 Buick Skylark turn over when cranked? (2 answers)

I have changed the starter, coil, alternator, plugs and wires. I have also replaced the ignition switch and turn signal switch.
I have not changed the points, nor checked the timing, but could those two things be the problem?
I had to select the wrong year because my year wasn't available.

how much is a timing chain &swather pump cost for a 1968buick electra225convert (1 answer)

What could cause the fuel injector to not spray fuel? (1 answer)

My car is actually an 88, the fuel injector, and fuel pump are brand new. The fuel pump is giving it gas but it will not spray and therefor the engine dies on start up. You can spray starter fluid into the carburetor and it will continue to run but the problem is the injector not spraying fuel in...

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1990 Buick Skylark Recalls

Recall 90V119000
IMPROPERLY TORQUED CONNECTIONS OF FRONT FUEL FEED AND RETURN HOSES TO FUEL PIPES AT THE BODY RAIL COULD LOOSEN AND LEAK FUEL INTO THE UNDERHOOD AREA.

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1990 Buick Skylark Reviews

VERY SMOOTH RIDE. PICKS UP QUICK, ESPECIALLY AFTER 70 AND ON UP. I DONT KNOW EXACTLLY HOW FAST IM GOING WHILE AXCELERATING ABOVE 85 MPH. THE ODOMETER BURIES ITSELF DOWN INTO THE DASH DISPLAY. PRETTY SCARY BUT PRETTY COOL TOO!

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