1996 Buick Skylark

53 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 1996 Buick Skylark

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STEERING

  • TSB #833208

    NHTSA ID #602826

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ABOUT A SQUEAK/ SQUAWK TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN AREA WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *YC

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STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

  • TSB #96074

    NHTSA ID #52082

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: RECALL 97V-037 - GENERAL MOTORS HAS DECIDED THAT A DEFECT WHICH RELATES TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY EXISTS IN CERTAIN 1996 BUICK SKYLARK AND PONTIAC GRAND AM MODEL VEHICLES - THE STEERING COLUMN LOWER PINCH BOLT MAY NOT FHAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO

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SUSPENSION:FRONT

  • TSB #733301

    NHTSA ID #52339

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SQUAWK NOISE COMING FROM FRONT SUSPENSION OR ENGINE COMPARTMENT AREA (INSTALL ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR TAPE). *TW

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

  • TSB #000524001

    NHTSA ID #613590

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2000
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: INFORMATION REGARDING SNOW INTRUSION INTO REAR DRUM BRAKE ASSEMBLIES. **MR

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

  • TSB #9709015015A

    NHTSA ID #54329

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMPLAINTS THAT THE ABS INDICATOR LAMP IS "ON". *YC

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  • TSB #970801735026

    NHTSA ID #54419

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

  • TSB #4615

    NHTSA ID #10023171

    • Date Announced: no date provided
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ABS PUMP RUNNING WHEN NOT NEEDED. *NJ

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

  • TSB #04152004

    NHTSA ID #10009220

    • Date Announced: APRIL 15 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: VEHICLES MAY SET ANYONE OR A COMBINATION OF FRONT-WHEEL SPEED SENSOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM CODES AS INTERMITTENT OR HARD FAILURES. GM VOICEMAIL EXPRESS. *TT

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  • TSB #00966

    NHTSA ID #10007816

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

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  • TSB #00966B

    NHTSA ID #10007293

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ABS FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #010601002A

    NHTSA ID #10000782

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REVISED PISTON PIN REMOVAL / INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. *TT

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  • TSB #970501776109

    NHTSA ID #53011

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: EXHIBITING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, AND P0304 INDICATING ENGINE MISFIRE CONDITIONS. *YC

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  • TSB #776109

    NHTSA ID #52596

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ENGINE STALL AT COLD START, ROUGH IDLE, OIL FILTER EXPANSION, HIGH OIL PRESSURE AND ENGINE MISFIRE DTC'S (REPLACE OIL PUMP WITH IMPROVED PRESS RELIEF VALVE BORE). *TW

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

  • TSB #020601014

    NHTSA ID #634708

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD INSTALLATION. *TT

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  • TSB #010601010A

    NHTSA ID #620810

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING POLYMER SERVICE PISTONS. *TT

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  • TSB #990604005A

    NHTSA ID #619360

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON DRIVEABILITY SYMPTONS OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE DUE TO CLOGGED FUEL INJECTORS. *TT

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  • TSB #990604005

    NHTSA ID #604343

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 1999
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME OWNERS MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *TT

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  • TSB #876002A

    NHTSA ID #615073

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME V6 ENGINES MAY, ON A VERY INFREQUENT BASIS, HAVE AN OIL ODOR CONDITION THAT IS GENERALLY ENCOUNTERED AFTER THE ENGINE'S OIL HAS BEEN CHANGED.TYPICALLY THE ODOR LASTS APPROXIMATELY 1000 MILES AFTER THE CHANGE OF OIL AND THEN DOES NOT RE

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  • TSB #98576124A

    NHTSA ID #601915

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMMENTS ON A TICKING TYPE NOISE THAT BEGINS SHORTLY AFTER COLD ENGINE START-UP AND GRADUALLY DIMINISHES AS THE ENGINE WARMS UP. *YC

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

  • TSB #010602012

    NHTSA ID #628890

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON LEAKAGE OF A FEW DROPS OF COOLANT AFTER PARKING THEIR VEHICLE. *TT

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #676204

    NHTSA ID #50564

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 1996
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COOLANT LOSS, VISIBLE COOLANT LEAKAGE, LOW COOLANT LAMP ON OR COOLANT ODOR CAUSED BY COOLANT LEAKAGE. *TW

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #97010

    NHTSA ID #52577

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: INCORRECT EVAPORATIVE EMISSION PURGE SOLENOID. *TW

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

  • TSB #PIP4723C

    NHTSA ID #10157018

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 20 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

  • TSB #971101776304

    NHTSA ID #54066

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT PERTAINING TO DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS DUE TO FUEL INJECTOR DEPOSITS. *YC

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

  • TSB #98776304A

    NHTSA ID #600282

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *YC

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #3447

    NHTSA ID #10017086

    • Date Announced: no date provided
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 4T40E OR 4T45E WILL NOT SHIFT NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. *TT

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #677164

    NHTSA ID #51296

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: INTERMITTENT NEUTRAL OR LOSS OF DRIVE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OR FROM FOURTH GEAR (REPLACE CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY). *TW

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  • TSB #577106A

    NHTSA ID #50571

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 1996
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COLD START RATTLE NOISE. *TW

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  • TSB #3253

    NHTSA ID #10017096

    • Date Announced: no date provided
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: VEHICLE WILL NOT MOVE IN EITHER DIRECTION. TRANSMISSION MAY SHOW OVER FULL. P90 4T40E 4T45E NO MOVEMENT DRIVE OR REVERSE. CONVERTER MAY BE EMPTY OF FLUID. *TT

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POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

  • TSB #577106A

    NHTSA ID #51497

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COLD START RATTLE NOISE (DIAGNOSIS/SERVICE PROCEDURE). *TW

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POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #990730030A

    NHTSA ID #619370

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OWNERS OF SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60, 4T60-E OR 4T65-E TRANSAXLES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN STANDING IN PARK ON A HILL OR SLOPE WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE PARKING

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  • TSB #990730030

    NHTSA ID #6089996

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 1999
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60 OR 4T60-E TRANSXALES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN IN PARK ON INCLINE. *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

  • TSB #736404

    NHTSA ID #51306

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: NO START CONDITION, GENERATOR MAY NOT BE CHARGING BATTERY. *TW

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

  • TSB #010849020

    NHTSA ID #631899

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2001
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER OR IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT. *SLC

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  • TSB #776403

    NHTSA ID #51301

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ENGINE MISS (REPLACE SPARK PLUG WIRE AND IGNITION COIL). *TW

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #PIP4723C

    NHTSA ID #10157018

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 20 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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  • TSB #PIP4723B

    NHTSA ID #10113443

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

  • TSB #631109

    NHTSA ID #51246

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: AIR COMING FROM I/P VENT WHILE IN HEATER MODES OR A DELAY OCCURS WHEN CHANGING TO A NEW MODE SETTING (DIAGNOSE/MODIFY/REPLACE). *TW

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SEAT BELTS

  • TSB #PIC4696C

    NHTSA ID #10141381

    • Date Announced: MAY 31 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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STRUCTURE:BODY

  • TSB #831704

    NHTSA ID #602983

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CONCERNS OF DOOR HANDLES ON WHITE PAINTED VEHICLES TRUNING YELLOW. *YC

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STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

  • TSB #971101631041

    NHTSA ID #54065

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMMENTS ON INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS (FRONT AND/OR REAR DOORS).

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

  • TSB #970801676305

    NHTSA ID #54418

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR AN ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION. *YC

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

  • TSB #676305

    NHTSA ID #52580

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DIFFICULT TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION (INSTALL ACCELERATOR CABLE AND CLIP). *TW

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TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

  • TSB #PIP4723C

    NHTSA ID #10157018

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 20 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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SEATS

  • TSB #98731616A

    NHTSA ID #601114

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 1998
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

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  • TSB #971101731616

    NHTSA ID #54064

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMMENTS THAT THE SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #17NA073

    NHTSA ID #10154641

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 15 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy.

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  • TSB #PIP4723C

    NHTSA ID #10157018

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 20 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

  • TSB #PIC4696B

    NHTSA ID #10114947

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 04 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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  • TSB #PIC4696A

    NHTSA ID #10114924

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 23 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #PIC4696A

    NHTSA ID #10114924

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 23 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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  • TSB #549001A

    NHTSA ID #52600

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 1997
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CLN INDICATOR APPEARS ON RADIO DISPLAY AND DOES NOT TURN OFF (RESET CLN INDICATOR WITH THE EJECT BUTTON ON TAPE). *TW

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #17-NA-073

    NHTSA ID #10138060

    • Date Announced: MARCH 15 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This warranty administration bulletin provides policy information with the field action courtesy transportation policy.

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