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1993 Buick Skylark Problems

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Most Common 1993 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...
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.
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 tech...
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1 Known 1993 Buick Skylark Brakes Problem

A weak battery or a burned out brake light bulb may cause the ABS light to illuminate.

3 Known 1993 Buick Skylark Drive Train Problems

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 ...
The torque converter clutch can stick "on" after extended freeway driving causing the engine to stall when coming to a stop. Our technicians tell us when this occurs, the engine usually will rest...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...

2 Known 1993 Buick Skylark Electrical & Lights 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...
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.

9 Known 1993 Buick Skylark Engine Problems

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.
The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

3 Known 1993 Buick Skylark Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
The oxygen (O2) sensor may fail causing the engine to burn to much fuel and may cause the check engine (SES) light to illuminate.
The front or rear exhaust manifold may crack causing an exhaust leak. Our technicians tell us the manifold should be replaced to correct this condition.

2 Known 1993 Buick Skylark Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

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 tech...
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

1 Known 1993 Buick Skylark Maintenance Problem

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

1 Known 1993 Buick Skylark Miscellaneous Problem

The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

2 Known 1993 Buick Skylark Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

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Known 1993 Buick Skylark Problems & Complaints

The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.
The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.
The 2.3L 4 cylinder engine can be prone to head gasket failure. This can result in coolant loss and engine overheating.
A weak battery or a burned out brake light bulb may cause the ABS light to illuminate.
The front or rear exhaust manifold may crack causing an exhaust leak. Our technicians tell us the manifold should be replaced to correct this condition.
The timing chain tensioner and guides are prone to wear and may develop an abnormal noise, requiring replacement.
The engine vacuum hose to the MAP sensor may crack resulting in a vacuum leak causing the engine to run rough and/or stall.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.
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