1996 Buick Skylark

62 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 1996 Buick Skylark

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1996 Skylark are official communications between Buick & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • SEATS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • STEERING

    • TSB #833208

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602826

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

    STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #96074

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52082

      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 ... Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #733301

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52339

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

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

    • TSB #000524001

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613590

      INFORMATION REGARDING SNOW INTRUSION INTO REAR DRUM BRAKE ASSEMBLIES. **MR Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

    • TSB #9709015015A

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54329

      COMPLAINTS THAT THE ABS INDICATOR LAMP IS "ON". *YC Read More »

    • TSB #970801735026

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54419

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

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

    • TSB #4615

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10023171

      ABS PUMP RUNNING WHEN NOT NEEDED. *NJ Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

    • TSB #04152004

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009220

      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 Read More »

    • TSB #00966B

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007293

      ABS FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #00966

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007816

      ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #010601002A

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000782

      REVISED PISTON PIN REMOVAL / INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #970501776109

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53011

      EXHIBITING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, AND P0304 INDICATING ENGINE MISFIRE CONDITIONS. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #776109

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52596

      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 Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #020601014

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #634708

      SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD INSTALLATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010601010A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #620810

      SUBJECT REGARDING POLYMER SERVICE PISTONS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #990604005A

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619360

      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 Read More »

    • TSB #990604005

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604343

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

    • TSB #876002A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #615073

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #98576124A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601915

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

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #010602012

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #628890

      SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON LEAKAGE OF A FEW DROPS OF COOLANT AFTER PARKING THEIR VEHICLE. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #676204

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50564

      COOLANT LOSS, VISIBLE COOLANT LEAKAGE, LOW COOLANT LAMP ON OR COOLANT ODOR CAUSED BY COOLANT LEAKAGE. *TW Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #97010

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52577

      INCORRECT EVAPORATIVE EMISSION PURGE SOLENOID. *TW Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      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 ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

    • TSB #971101776304

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54066

      SUBJECT PERTAINING TO DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS DUE TO FUEL INJECTOR DEPOSITS. *YC Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

    • TSB #98776304A

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600282

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

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #3447

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017086

      4T40E OR 4T45E WILL NOT SHIFT NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #677164

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51296

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

    • TSB #577106A

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50571

      COLD START RATTLE NOISE. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #3253

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017096

      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 Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

    • TSB #577106A

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51497

      COLD START RATTLE NOISE (DIAGNOSIS/SERVICE PROCEDURE). *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #990730030A

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619370

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #990730030

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089996

      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 Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PIP4723D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 31, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171318

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #19NA273

      Date Announced:
      DEC 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170494

      This informational bulletin provides information for dealers/technicians on Procedures to Unlock Delco Radio with Theftlock. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

    • TSB #736404

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51306

      NO START CONDITION, GENERATOR MAY NOT BE CHARGING BATTERY. *TW Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

    • TSB #010849020

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #631899

      SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER OR IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #776403

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51301

      ENGINE MISS (REPLACE SPARK PLUG WIRE AND IGNITION COIL). *TW Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723B

      Date Announced:
      FEB 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10113443

      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 ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

    • TSB #631109

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51246

      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 Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #831704

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602983

      CONCERNS OF DOOR HANDLES ON WHITE PAINTED VEHICLES TRUNING YELLOW. *YC Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #970801676305

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54418

      SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR AN ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION. *YC Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

    • TSB #676305

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52580

      DIFFICULT TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION (INSTALL ACCELERATOR CABLE AND CLIP). *TW Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      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 ... Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #98731616A

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601114

      SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #971101731616

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54064

      COMMENTS THAT THE SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #19NA273

      Date Announced:
      DEC 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170494

      This informational bulletin provides information for dealers/technicians on Procedures to Unlock Delco Radio with Theftlock. Read More »

    • TSB #17NA073

      Date Announced:
      SEP 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10166638

      This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696D

      Date Announced:
      SEP 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165876

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #17NA073

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154641

      This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      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 ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696B

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114947

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114924

      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. Read More »

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

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114924

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #549001A

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52600

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

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #17-NA-073

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138060

      This warranty administration bulletin provides policy information with the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

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