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Buick Skylark Problems

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Most Common 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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2 Known Buick Skylark Brakes Problems

A weak battery or a burned out brake light bulb may cause the ABS light to illuminate.
Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

4 Known Buick Skylark Drive Train Problems

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...
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 ...
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...

4 Known 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 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.
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.

18 Known 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 intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine wit...

6 Known Buick Skylark Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The oxygen (O2) sensor may fail causing the engine to burn to much fuel and may cause the check engine (SES) light to illuminate.

3 Known 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...
The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the o...
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

1 Known 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.

2 Known Buick Skylark Miscellaneous Problems

The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
The head light assembly may not be installed correctly after a head light bulb is replaced causing the head light aim to be incorrect.

3 Known 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.
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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Known Buick Skylark Problems & Complaints

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).
The oxygen (O2) sensor may fail causing the engine to burn to much fuel and may cause the check engine (SES) light to illuminate.
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 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.
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine wit...
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...
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
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.
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
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.
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