1996 Buick Skylark Repair and Maintenance

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

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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Engine starts and stalls occasionally all instrument lights stay on even when the car does start and runs. The engine is also sluggish and when you find the right throttle position in takes off. I changed the the throttle position sensor and didn't help. Car doesn't have a chip in the key...

I could drive my car for about 15 to 20 mins then go to park, so I reverse then put in drive but it won't go but car will still running,so I turn off 96 Buick Skylark waited like 45mins to an hour to start my car back up, put it in drive & it drove,this has happened a few other times, don...

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

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