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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Buick Skylark

1997 Buick Skylark

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1997 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.

1997 Buick Skylark Recalls (Recent)

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, April 30, 1997

Summary: THE PROTECTIVE COVER FOR THE UNDERHOOD FUSE CENTER WAS OMITTED. WITHOUT THIS COVER, THE POSITIVE TERMINAL BOLT ON THE FUSE BLOCK IS EXPOSED AND CAN CONTACT THE INSULATED NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE. IF THE INSULATION ON THE NEGATIVE CABLE BECOMES SUFFICIENTLY WORN, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN THE POSITIVE TERMINAL AND NEGATIVE CABLE RESULTING IN EXTREMELY HIGH CURRENT FLOW.

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Engine, November 11, 1996

Summary: DURING ASSEMBLY OF THE LEFT REAR QUARTER PANEL, SOME WELDS WERE MISSED. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY."

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1997 Buick Skylark Questions and Answers

jessi, 1997 Buick Skylark, 3.1L V6, Memphis, TN

I would like to know where is my fuel relay switch or where can i find a diagram or print out of my entire fuel system (fuel pump, filter, relay, etc.)

searay1, 1997 Buick Skylark, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Floyd, VA

when key is turned all lights come on and accessories work but engine does not turn over. Nothing happens. Took to a shop and they stated it might be the security system but they did not have codes...

stone42, 1997 Buick Skylark, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Claremore, OK

i wrecked and cracked my radiator and now need to replace it if you could tell me what all needs taken apart or have a step by step pictorial or anything please send it thank you

solace322, 1997 Buick Skylark, Derwood, MD

My car horn has been going off by itself during the winter time, during cold weather, and during really hot weather (above 80 degrees). I took it to a dealer who has pretty reasonable prices posted...

Visitor, 1997 Buick Skylark, Washington, DC

coolant is leaking out from a bolt behind tensioner .how do i fix?

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1997 Buick Skylark Reviews

can anyone help, i have a 1997 buick skylark, has 179,000 miles on it, my transmission is starting to slip. is there an easy fix or should i get another car? i've had this car sence 1998, maybe time to put it down?

very good cars, good acceleration, good top speed, no cup holders, fair gas mileage.

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