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I need a tune up for my 1997 Buick skylark. what should I pay for this; I live in western pa.

What should i pay for a tune up in western pa? The check engine light came on and i was told cylinder 3 was misfiring.The garage recommended a tune up. Said it would be about $200. The car has 107,00 miles on it. It was my mother's; I don't know if it was ever tuned up before.

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Replace coil pack and problem will be solved about 60 bucks

Posted on Jan 03, 2013

  • Kim Santillo Jan 03, 2013

    That is it? No tune up? thank you.

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    izzy4real56 Jan 03, 2013

    your welcome,,i had similar problem and they said cylinder no. 3 was bad,,after replacing plug twice vehicle kept driving erracticly,,,coil pack was solution



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SOURCE: 97 buick skylark 4 cyl misfires--changeed

If you have a 1997 Skylark w/ a four cylinder engine, then you have the same one I do, a 2.4L dual overhead cam. It is not a quad 4, different beast altogether. I believe your problem might be the plug boots, did you replace them? It's a relatively cheap solution, about $17 at AutoZone if I remember right.

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Many things can cause a misfire,but basic mechanical checks or tests can be made relatively inexpensively.Compression testing the cylinders with a compression gauge will verify the general condition of the engine's piston rings and valve sealing capabilities.A leakdown test is similar to a compression check except that a leak down test is directed more towards verifying specifically the valve's sealing capabilities.A valve can burn or a bad seal occur between valve and seat...causing a misfire.Valves and piston rings are mechanical in nature,but there are many other possible causes.Vacuum leak,ignition problems,fuel problems,sensor problem,etc etc.Good luck.

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check your wire harness on the top of the engine. Volvo must have bought harnesses from Mercedes. The insulation just cracks and disintegrates, then the wires short. Not good for an ignition system.Once they short It can fry the circuit for that cylinder in the computer. Does not set a code other than Misfire.

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It may be that there is carbon build up. Check the bulletins for you car.

Multiple Cylinder Misfire Or Rough Idle
This bulletin involves rotating all engine exhaust valves, replacing the valve spring retainer
locks with a new design to increase valve rotation at lower RPM, inspecting/replacing the
MAP sensor (as necessary), and decarbonizing the combustion chamber.
2004 - 2006 (CS) Pacifica
2005 - 2006 (LX) Chrysler 300/Magnum/Charger

Of course you know how much the dealer is going to be if you are out of warranty. You can try a few things which may possible help, like getting some of the mopar fuel cleaner or another good fuel cleaner, I've heard a few people resolving the issue that way. If you need a good service manual Promanuals has one relatively inexpensive.

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Unfortunately there are several things that code could mean. Unless you still have the number code, it's hard to say. What is not hard to say is that, Ford should have caught that and addressed it in the immediate repair. Sounds like they got all the easy stuff in hopes that you would come back and spend more money. If there is a "check engine" light on, there is an issue and should be checked out and repaired. My first call would be to the Service manager of the dealer and kindly explain the issue that the technician MISSED. If he can't do anything, talk to the General manager. Let me know if you need anything else.

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