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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Buick Skylark

1996 Buick Skylark

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1996 Buick Skylark Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Maintenance -- Verified

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

1996 Buick Skylark Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 4, 1996

Summary: DURING DEPLOYMENT OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAG, THE AIR BAG FABRIC CAN SNAG ON A REINFORCEMENT INSIDE THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, CAUSING THE EXPANDING AIR BAG TO LIFT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL PAD AND THEN DEPLOY UNDER THE INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTEAD OF THROUGH THE DOOR IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.

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Electrical & Lights, March 27, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.

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Electrical & Lights, February 28, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR THE INTERIOR LAMPS TO COME ON UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE THE VEHICLES ARE BEING DRIVEN. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS."

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Suspension & Steering, January 6, 1997

Summary: THE STEERING COLUMN LOWER PINCH BOLT WAS NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED DURING ASSEMBLY.

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1996 Buick Skylark Questions and Answers

greensunset2133, 1996 Buick Skylark, Dudley, MA

My 96 buick skylark will start stay on for 3 secs and shut off. Ive tried giving it gas and it shuts off instantly. If I start the car with my foot on the gas it will rev the engine but shut off al...

Visitor, 1996 Buick Skylark, 3.1L V6, Cleveland, OH

sometimes my car will not start due to the vehicle anti theft system. How can I get this car to start?

Visitor, 1996 Buick Skylark, Orlando, FL

how much do i owe the auto repair shop for their estimate if it is too much and i do not want car repaired

Visitor, 1996 Buick Skylark, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Canton, IL

where is the low side charging port for the air conditioner

Rich Nunley, 1996 Buick Skylark, Indianapolis, IN

how do I remove ignition lock

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my car is a great car however the car will keep it self at high idle whats the problem

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