Question about 1997 Buick Skylark

2 Answers

Car will not start.

I have the same problem with my 97 Skylark. When I turn the key there is no sound from the engine but the lights on the dashboard rapidly flicker at me and the clock resets itself. When I do manage to get the car started I bring it straight to the mechanic. But he has no problem getting it started and says there is nothing wrong. I have no idea what to do. I'm moving in a month and need it fixed asap.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 31 Answers

With the radio resetting itself it sounds like you have a battery on it way out. Once you drive the vehicle it charges up again resulting in your mechanic being unable to replicate the problem. I recommend replace the battery and see if it will happen again, I doubt it.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 744 Answers

Hi..
Many cars these days are equipped with an immobilizer. (you can find more information about the immobilizer in your owner's manual). The immobilizer allows the engine to run only if the correct key is used. If your car has an immobilizer, you probable see a "Security" or Key-shaped light coming on on the dashboard every time you turn the ignition ON. If this light is flashing when you turn the ignition ON, it could mean that there is some problem with an immobilizer or the system does not recognize the key. If the immobilizer doesn't recognize the key, the engine wold not start at all, or would start and then die in few seconds.
You can try a spare key, if it won't work, your dealer is the place to call. Sometimes, the key is just need to be reprogrammed. On some cars you can find the information how to reprogram the key in the owner's manual..

thank u
rate me

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you reset the theft system box on a 1996 buick skylark?


Turn the key forward 2 clicks, but don't start it. leave like this for ten minutes, no less. Turn key back, then forward to start the car.

Nov 06, 2017 | 1996 Buick Skylark

1 Answer

1997 buick skylark window motor regulator repair


I have a 97 buick skylark with 3.1 engine, car turns over but wont start, replaced crankshaft sensor, coil module pack and checked fuel pump, but still won't fire, no spark at plugs, has anyone went through this problem and what is the cure

Apr 19, 2010 | 1997 Buick Skylark

2 Answers

Do a skylark have a built in theft system


sounds like the key code is messed up and might have to be recoded or the contact in the switch is dirty

Mar 05, 2010 | 1997 Buick Skylark

1 Answer

I have a 1997 buick skylark custom problems


I too have a 97 buick skylark custom, that hasn't been cranking. Heres what I have figured out so far, so you may have the same problem. Heres the first question - Is the theft system light flashing when you try to crank the car? Cause if it is, it means the car isn't wanting to recognize your key as the correct key which is causing the car to go into tamper mode which disables fuel to the engine, in which case you have to turn the key back to the start position and wait for the light to stop flashing then try to crank it again.

P.S. i'm not sure why this other thing would be a problem but i lost my gas cap right before this started happening and someone told my that might trigger the sensor, do you have yours?

Sep 07, 2009 | 1997 Buick Skylark

1 Answer

97 buick skylark not starting


sound like powertrain control module is not powering up everytime

Aug 09, 2009 | 1997 Buick Skylark

1 Answer

1998 buick skylark engine wont turn when you turn key power good


There should be a click sound from the engine to know that you have the starter relay going. If there is none check that out if it is working or if the wires are connected properly. If there is check out the starter motor if it is connected properly or if it is working at all. Check also the ground wires if they are connected properly.

Jun 26, 2009 | 1998 Buick Skylark

1 Answer

1996 Buick Skylark Engine cutting out.


Hi
you will need to have your car scanned for codes such as
DTC P1629 or P1626

May 30, 2009 | 1996 Buick Skylark

1 Answer

97 skylark cranks but won't start


I had a problem with no start on 97 skylark. The anti theft light would come on. I would have to leave the key in the on position, then maybe it would think the key was the right key and I wasn't a thief. Column lock cylinder was changed as well as ignition switch (didn't solve the problem). Turned out to be a part in the instrument cluster. I'm in AZ and plastic parts crumble after a few years.

Dec 08, 2008 | 1997 Buick Skylark

1 Answer

Chang the starter in a 97 skylark now still wont crank over


do you have a test light have someone turn the car on like your starting it check the little wire on the starter to se if it has power when you turn the key like your starting it

Nov 29, 2008 | Buick Skylark Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1997 Buick Skylark 3.1L will not start


Does the light security flash,if so turn the ignition switch on/engine off.Wait for maybe 10 to 15 minutes.Until light becomes solid.Then breifly turn key to off then start.If this does not work contact dealer...

Sep 13, 2008 | 1997 Buick Skylark

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Buick Skylark Logo

343 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8522 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...