1996 Buick Skylark Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Buick Skylark Problems

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.

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

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1996 Buick Skylark Questions

My car overheats going even a short distance. I also have water on the floor on the drivers side which has gotten worse! Could this be from my water pump?Thermostat, water pump? Head gasket? I had the radiator flushed but didn't take care of the problem

wires on brake look good same with wires on shifter,key is froozen moves but not out of locking position

NOTE: updated from prior post, original submission used "lock" up in the question, meant "light" up. All other dash lights work fine. On the shift indicator, neither the "pointer" nor the "letters" light up, i.e. when in drive, it does lock in the drive po...

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1996 Buick Skylark Recalls

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

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1996 Buick Skylark Reviews

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

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