1997 Buick Skylark Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Buick Skylark

1997 Buick Skylark Problems

"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.

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.

High pressure power steering hoses can leak fluid

It is common for the high pressure power steering rubber hoses to leak. Our technicians recommend replacing leaky rubber hoses to prevent the loss of power steering.

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1997 Buick Skylark Questions

What do I need for my vehicle my car will not crank when I turn my key to the on (3 answers)

When I turn my key to on position no dash lights.it act like it want to crank but don't catch turns right back off I put new fuel filter on it the starter is good so what do I need to do next to save money from buying parts I don't need

where is the horn located (1 answer)

The horn honks all the time if the fuse is in.

My trunk won't open and the key won't work. How can I get my trunk open? (1 answer)

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1997 Buick Skylark Recalls

Recall 02V070000
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.
Recall 97V059000
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 OC...
Recall 96V212000
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 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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