Buick Skylark Repair and Maintenance

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

Buick Skylark Problems

Engine misfire due to ignition coil housing failure

The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.

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.

"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.

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Buick Skylark Questions

Car overheating and stalling. How hard is it to change head gasket? (1 answer)

Ive been researching for 2 days now. It seems like the problem to my fustration of a vechile is either blown head gasket or crankshaft sensor. Sensor cost $30 and gasket cost $50. I do things myself but heard head gasket is a pain in the ass. Anyone have any tips

brakes (1 answer)

brakes has air in them it was blead

Why does car start then stall aftr 3 seconds? (2 answers)

Thought it was fuel filter but car still stalls. Got several lights on dash. Low coolant theft seat belt oil batt abs brake and airbag.

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Buick Skylark Recalls

Recall 04V036000
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 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 00V287000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE STARTER FAILS TO ENGAGE AND THE DRIVER HOLD THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, PRODUCING HEAT THAT CAN MELT SWITCH PARTS.

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Buick Skylark Reviews

I have a 91 skylark 3.3 that only has 57000 miles that are original miles. Thia car I bought off my nephew. It needed a crank position sensor and a couple injectors. I can't say one bad word about this car.Runs good and it is fast.
Engine is starting to lose power and "putter" around. However, when its in park it does not show any that it has any problems whatsoever. Front windows quit working months ago. The sway bar fell off as well. Overall, this thing is a piece o crap. Luckily i only paid 300 bucks for it.
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?

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