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the retainer ring (E).


;or the type of bulb, see the Index under “Replacement 3ulbs :’

3. Turn the bulb assembly y6 turn clockwise to lock it in



Front Turn and Parking Bulb and/or Side Marker Bulb Replacement

1. Raise the hood. 2. Insert a screwdriver into the loop of the spring, which

can be seen just behind the bulb assembly.

3. Pull the spring to the rear and slightly toward the

outside of the car until the detent releases from the notch in the headlight mounting frame.

4. The bulb assembly is now loose. Pull it forward until

the bulb assembly can be reached.

To replace the turn/park bulb: 1. Unsnap, the wire connector from the bulb assembly. 2. Turn the bulb counterclockwise to remove it. 3. Put -in the new bulb and turn it clockwise. 4. Snap the wire connector onto the bulb assembly.


1 To reinstall the lamp: a 2. Engage the twoblades

through the opening the metal inner panel.

1. Guide the latch spring

on the lamp into the slots on the headlamp while engaging the two pins at the rear of the lamp opening into the sockets on the rear of the lamp. The lamp is now in place.

To replace the side marker bulb: 1. Remove the socket by turning it counterclockwise and

pulling it straight out.

2. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out of the


3. Insert the new bulb by pressing it straight into the


4. Insert the socket by pressing it straight into the bulb

hole and turning it clockwise.

3. Insert a screwdriver into the loop on the latch spring.

Pull the spring to the rear and slightly center of the vehicle until the detent engages into the notch.

Taillight Bulb Replacement (COUP For the type of bulb, see the Index under “Replacement Bulbs I’ Replacing bulbs in the taillight housing is very difficult, and we recommend that you see your dealer when you need a bulb replaced.


aillight Bulb Replacement (Wagon)

For the type of bulb, see the Index under “Replacement Bulbs r’ 1. Open the liftgate. 2. Remove the three Phillips head screws. 3. Pull the taillight housing away from the body of the



4. Press the bulb housing release lever and turn the

housing yS turn counterclockwise to remove it.

5. To remove the bulb, push in and rotate it


6. Reverse all steps to reassemble the taillight.

Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement -1

Loading Your Vehicle






Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. Here’s how to remove the type with a spring release: 1. Pull the windshield wiper arm away from the


2. Press down on the spring with a screwdriver and pull 3. Push the new wiper blade securely onto tL wiper

the blade assembly off the wiper arm.







Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry. The Tire-Loading Information label found on the rear edge of the driver’s door tells you the proper size, speed rating and recommended inflation pressures for the tires on your vehicle. It also gives you important information about the number of people that , can be in your vehicle and the total weight that you can carry. This weight is called the Vehicle Capacity Weight and includes the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all nonfactory-installed options.


for the six-passenger wagon. If you have the eight- passenger wagon, no additional cargo can be carried if you already have eight people in the vehicle.


Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR or the maximum front and rear GAWRs. If you do, parts on your vehicle can brerak, or It can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose control. Also, overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle.

If you put things inside your vehicle-like suitcases, tools, packages, or anything else-they willgo as hst as the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they’ll keep going.







The other label is the Certification label, found on the rear edge of the driver’s door. It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo. Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle, or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. And, if you do have a heavy load, you should spread it out. In the trunk or rear area don’t carry more than 160 pounds (72 kg) for the coupeshedans; 300 pounds (136 kg)




Things you put inside your vehicle can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or In a crash. * Put things In the trunk or rear area of your vehicle. In a trunk, put them as far forward as you can. Try to spread the weight evenly. * Never stack heavier things, IPke suitcases, inside the vehicle so that some of them are above the tops of the seats. * When you carry something inside the vehicle, secure it whenever you can. * Don’t leave a seat folded down unless you need to.

Tires We don’t make tires. Your new vehicle comes with high quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. These tires are warranted by the tire manufacturers and their warranties are delivered with every new Buick. If your spare tire is a different brand than your road tires, you will have a tire warranty folder from each of these manufacturers.



Poorly maintained and improperly used are dangerous. 0 Overloading your tires can cause

overheating as a ngsult of too much friction. M u could have an air-out and a serious accident. See “Loading b u r Vehicle” in the Index. * Underlnflated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. The resulting accident could cause serious injury. Check all tires frequently to maintain the recornmended pressure. Tire pressure should be checked when your tires are cold. * Overinflated tires are more likely to be cut, punctured, or broken by a sudden Impact, such as when you hit a pothole. Keep tires at the recommended pressure. * Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If your tread Is badly worn, or If your tlps have been damaged, replace them.



It should be

When to Check: Check tires your

once more. Don’t forget your compact spare tire. at 60 psi (420 kPa). How to Check: Use a good quality pocket-type gage to tell check tire pressure. Simply looking at the tires will not you the pressure, especially if you have radial tires-which may look properly inflated even if they’re underinflated. If your tires have valve caps, be sure to put them back on. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture.

Inflation-Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Inforlnation label which is on the rear ’ edge of the driver’s door shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires, when they’re cold. “Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than a ‘mile.


Tire Inspection and Rotation To make your tires last longer, have them inspected and rotated at the mileages recommended in the Maintenance Schedule. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index.


Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which It Is fastened, can make the’wheel nuts become loose after a Qlme. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehlcle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to us8 a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust or dirt off. (See “Changing a Flat Tlre” in the Index.)

Use this rotation pattern. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressure as shown on the Tire-Loading Information label. Make certain that -all wheel nuts are properly tightend. See “Wheel Nut Torque” in the Index.


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Buying New Tires To find out what kind and size of tires you need, look at the Tire-Loading Information label. The tires installed on your vehicle when it was Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on each tire's sidewall. When you get new tires, get ones with that same TPC Spec number. That way, your vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed' to give proper endurance, handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season tread design, the TPC number will be followed by a "MS" (for mud and snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, load range, speed rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or radial) as your original tires.

When It's Time for New Tires

One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 2/32 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. You need a new tire if You can see the indicators at three places around the tire. You can see cord or fabric showing through the tire's rubber.

The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric. The tire has a bump, bulge or split. The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that can't be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage.



Mlxing tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mlx tires of different sizes or types (radial and bias-belted tires) the vehlcle may not handle properly, and you could have a crash. Be sure to use the same size and type tires on all four wheels. It’s all right to drive wlth your compact spare, though. It was developed far use on your vehicle.

Uniform Tire Quality Grading The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which grades tires by treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States.)

Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1%) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may in depart significantly from the norm due to variations driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Traction-A, B, C The traction grades, from highest to lowest are: A, B, and C. They represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance. Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on braking (straight-ahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turning) traction.


Temperature-A, B, C The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material'of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. Those grades are molded on the sidewalls of'passenger car tires. While the tires available as standard or optional equipment on General Motors vehicIes may vary with respect to these grades, all such tires meet General Motors performance standards and have been approved for use on General Motors vehicles. All passenger type (P Metric) tires must conform to Federal safety requirements in addition to these grades.

Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the, factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance. In most cases, you will not need to have your wheels aligned again. However, if you-notice unusual tire wear or your vehicle pulling one way or the other, the alignment may need to be reset. If you notice your vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your wheels may need to be rebalanced. Wheel Replacement Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked or badly rusted. If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel'nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air out, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See your Buick dealer these conditions exist. Your dealer will know the kind of wheel you need. Each new wheel should have the same load carrying capacity, diameter, width, offset, and be mounted the same way as the one it replaces.

if any of


If you need to replace any of your wheels., wheel bolts, or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure you have the right wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts for your Buick model.


Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous. It could affecf the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose control. You could have a collision in which you or others could be injured. Always use the correct wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts for replacement.

Used Replacement Wheels

Tire Chains


Appearance Care A CAUTION:

Cleaning products can be hazardous. Some are toxic. Others can burst into flame if you strike a match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything in a container to clean your Buick, be sure to follow the instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle:

Gasoline Benzene Naphtha Carbon Tetrachloride Nail Polish Remover Acetone

Paint Thinner Turpentine Lacquer Thinner

They can all be hazardous-some more than others-and they can all damage your vehicle, too.


Cleaning the Inside of Your Buick Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose dirt. Wipe vinyl with a clean, damp cloth. Your Buick dealer has two GM cleaners-a solvent-type spot lifter and a foam-type powdered cleaner. They will clean normal spots and stains very well. Here are some cleaning tips:

Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as soon as you can-before they set. Use a clean cloth or sponge, &d change to a clean area often. A soft brush may be used if stains are stubborn. Use solvent-type cleaners in a well-ventilated area only. If you use them, don't saturate the stained area. If a ring forms after spot cleaning, clean the entire area immediately or it will set.

Using Foam-Qpe Cleaner on Fabric Vacuum and brush the area to remove any loose dirt. Always clean a whole trim panel or section. Mask surrounding trim along stitch or welt lines. Mix Multi-Purpose Powdered Cleaner following the directions on the container label. Use suds only and apply with a clean sponge. Don’t saturate the material. Don’t rub it roughly. As soon as you’ve cleaned the section, use a sponge to remove the suds. Rinse the section with a clean, wet sponge. Wipe off what’s left with a slightly damp paper towel or cloth. Then dry it immediately with an air hose, a hair dryer or a heat lamp.

Using Solvent=Qpe Cleaner on Fabric First, see if you have to use solvent-type cleaner at all. Some spots and stains will clean off better with and mild soap. If you need to use it, then:

just water

Gently scrape excess soil from the trim material with a clean, dull knife or scraper. Use very little cleaner, light pressure and clean cloths (preferably cheesecloth). Cleaning should start at the outside of the stain, “feathering” toward the center. Keep changing to a clean section of the cloth. When you clean a stain from fabric, immediately dry the area with an air hose, hair dryer, or heat lamp to help prevent a cleaning ring. (See the previous NOTICE.)

Wipe with a clean cloth.


Combination Stains: Like candy, ice cream, mayonnaise, chili sauce and unknown stains.

Carefully scrape off excess stain, then clean with cool water and allow to dry. If a stain remains, clean it with solvent-type cleaner. Cleaning Vinyl Just use warm water and a clean cloth.

Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. You may have to do it more than once. Things like tar, asphalt and shoe polish will stain if you don't get them off quickly. Use a clean cloth and solvent-type vinyl/leather cleaner. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to' clean the top surfaces of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or waxes may cause annoying reflections in the windshield and even make it difficult to see through the windshield under certain conditions.

Special Cleaning Problems Greasy or Oily Stains: Like grease, oil, butter, margarine, shoe polish, coffke with cream, chewing gum, cosmetic creams, vegetable oils, wax crayon, tar and asphalt.

Carefully scrape off excess stain. Then follow the solvent-type instructions above. Shoe polish, wax crayon, tar and asphalt will stain if left on a vehicle seat fabric. They should be removed as soon as possible. Be careful, because the cleaner will dissolve them and may cause them to bleed.

Non-Greasy Stains: Like catsup, coffee (black), egg, fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, wine, vomit, urine and blood.

Carefully scrape off excess stain, then sponge the soiled area with cool water. If a stain remains, follow the foam-type instructions above. If an odor lingers after cleaning vomit or urine, treat the area with a watedbaking soda solution: 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking soda to 1 cup (250 ml) of lukewarm water. Finally, if needed, clean lightly with solvent-type cleaner.


Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry.


Do not bleach or dye safety belts. It you do, It may severely wealeen them. In a crash they mlght not be able to provlde adequate protection. Clean safety bdta only wlth mlld soap and lukewarm M a r .

Glass Glass should be cleaned often. GM Glass Cleaner (GM Part No. 1050427) or a liquid household glass cleaner will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films. Don’t use abrasive cleaners on glass, because they may cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to be scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. Any temporary license should not be attached across the defogger grid.

Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax or other material may be on the blade or windshield. Clean the outside of the windshield with GM Windshield Cleaner, Bon-Ami Powder@ (GM Part No. 1050011). The windshield is clean if beads do not form when you rinse it with water. Clean the blade by wiping vigorously with a cloth soaked in full strength windshield washer solvent. Then rinse the blade with water. Wiper blades should be checked on a regular basis and replaced when worn. Cleaning the Outside of Your Buick The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth color, gloss retention and durability. Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finish is to keep it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or cold water.



Don’t wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Don’t use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Use liquid hand, dish or car washing (non-detergent) soaps. Don’t use cleaning agents that contain acid or abrasives. All cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could stain. Dry the finish with a soft, clean chamois or a 100% cotton towel to avoid surfhce scratches and water spotting. High pressure car washes may cause water to enter your vehicle. Finish Care Occasional waxing or mild polishing of your Buick may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. You can get GM approved cleaning products from your dealer. (See “Appearance Care and Maintenance Materials” in the Index.) Your Buick has a “basecoat/clearcoat” paint finish. The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat.

Aluminum Wheels (If SO Equipped) Your aluminum wheels have a protective coating similar to the painted surface of your car. Don’t use strong soaps, chemicals, chrome polish, or other abrasive cleaners on them because you could damage this coating. After rinsing thoroughly, a wax may be applied.

White Sidewall Tires Your Buick dealer has a GM White Sidewall Tire Cleaner. You can use a stiff brush with it. Weatherstrips These are places where glass or metal meets rubber. Silicone grease there will make them last longer, seal better, and not squeak. Apply silicone grease with a clean cloth at least every six months.


Sheet Metal Damage If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Foreign Material Calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, and other foreign matter can damage your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted surfaces. Use cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces for these stains. Finish Damage Any stone chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired right away. Bare metal will corrode quickly and may develop into a major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected in your dealer’s body and paint shop.

Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection. At least every spring, flush these materials from the underbody with plain water. Clean any areas where mud in closed areas and other debris can collect. Dirt packed of the frame should be loosened before being flushed. Your dealer or an underbody vehicle washing system can do this for you. Chemical paint Spotting Some weather and atmospheric conditions can create a chemical fdlout. Airborne pollutants can f$ll upon and attack painted surfaces on your vehicle. This damage can take two forms: blotchy, ringlet-shaped discolorations, and small irregular dark spots etched into the paint surhce. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Buick will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months or 12,OOO miles (20 OOO km) of purchase, whichever comes first.



. . . . . . . . .

. . . . ........... Removes rust and corrosion .......... ......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spot and stain removal .............. .............

Appearance Care and Maintenance Materials You can get these from your Buick dealer DESCRIPTION Magic Mirror Creme Wax ............. Exterior cleaner and polish 12345343 Spray-A-Squeak ..................... Weatherstrips ..................... 1052277 ..................... Stops squeaks ..................... Silicone Grease 1052863 Tar and Road Oil Remover ............ Also removes old waxes, polishes 1050172 1050173 Chrome Cleaner and Polish White Sidewall Tire Cleaner .......... Cleans white and black tires 1050174 VinyULeather Cleaner ............... Spot and stain removal 1050214 Fabric Cleaner ...................... 1050244 Glass Cleaner ....................... Also spot cleans vinyls 1050427 Multi-Purpose Powdered Cleaner ........ Cleans vinyl and cloth, also. tires . . . . . . 1050429 Lubriplate (Wh~te Grease) ............ For hood. trunk, door hinges and . . . . . Preservatone .................. .... Vinyl Top Dressing ................ Spot Lifter ........................ Washer Solvent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windshield-washing system Wash-Wax (concentrate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exterior Wash ..................... * Not recommended .for pigskin suede leather . See your General Motors dealers for these products . See your Maintenance Schedule for other products .

For cloth ........................

1051055 105l398* 1051515 1052870

. . . . . . . . . .

and mats




16 oz . (0.473L) 12 oz . (0.354L) 1 oz . (0.02Skg) 16 oz . (0.473L) 16 oz . (0.473L) 16 oz . (0.473L) 32 oz . (0.946L) 16 oz . (0.473L) 23 oz . (0.680L) 6 lb . (2.72kg) 12 oz . (0.340kg)

16 oz . (0.473L) 8 oz . (0.237L) 32 oz . (0.946L) 16 oz . (0.473L)


Vehicle Identification Number 0



Service Parts Identification Label You’ll find this label on your spare tire cover in the coupe or sedan. In the wagon, you’ll find the label on the wheel well (remove the spare tire cover to expose the wheel well). It’s very helpful if you ever need to order parts.. On this label is: Your VIN. Its model designation. Paint information. A list of all production options and special equipment. Be sure that this label is not. removed from. the vehicle. Add-on Electrical Equipment

This is the legal identifier. for your Buick. It appears on a plate in the front comer of the instrument panel, on the driver’s side. You can see it if you look through the windshield from outside, your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. Engine Identification The eighth character in your VIN is the engme code for your GM engine. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications, and replacement parts in this section.


Fuses & Circuit Breakers

The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers, and fusible thermal links in the wiring itself. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. The fuse panel is located inside the glove box, on the left side. To change a fuse, open the glove box. Pull down on the fuse panel latch and open the door. Pull the fuse straight out. To identify and check fuses, refer to the Fuse Usage chart.




GM PART NO. - ' RATING 12004003 ................... 3 AMP VIOLET 12004005 ................... 5 AMP TAN 12004006 ... ..... 7.5 AMP BROWN 12004007 ... , ..... 10 AMP RED ... 15 AMP 12004008 ... LIGHT BLUE ... 20 AMP 12004009 ... YELLOW ... 25 AMP WHITE 12004010 ... ... 30 AMP LIGHT GREEN I 12004011 ...

Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure you replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating.

Fuse Usage


Rating (AMPS)


10 20

20 10

20 20


10 30" 25 20 15


Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (Air Bagj Tail; Park; Side Marker; License Plate; Stop/Turn Signal Heater/Air Conditioner Gages; Warning Indicators; Torque Convert Clutch; Audible Warning System; Computer Command Control; Trunk Release; Brake Warning Indicator; Rear Defog Switch; Speedometer Stop Lights; Hazard Flashers Interior, Underhood, Courtesy, I/P, Trunk Lights; Door Locks; Horn Relay, Passive Restraint System, Deck Lid Release, Power Antenna Liftgate Release; Power Windows Illumination for: I/P, Radio, Pod Lights, Ashtray, Console Light, Heater-A/C Control, Defog Switch, Headlight Switch Radio, Cruise Control Seats, Door Locks, Rear Defog Windshield Wipe/Wash Cigarette Lighter Safety Belt/Chirne (ICAM) Module (Located behind the fuse block, above the hush panel.) Remote Lock Control (Located behind the fuse block, above the hush panel.) Fuel Pump, ECM (Located under the hood.)


*Circuit Breaker


Fuse Rating



15 20 10

10 15

ECM; MAF Sensor (3300 Engine only) ECM Injectors/Coil Eng. A/C Relay; EGR Solenoid; Canister Purge Solenoid Fan/Elect; Generator; DRL Module Turn Signal Flasher; Back-up Lights; TruWLiftgate Release

Headlights The headlight wiring is protected by a circuit breaker in the light switch. An electrical overload will cause the lights to go 'on and off or, in some cases, to remain off. If this happens, have your headlight system checked right away. Windshield Wipers The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed.

Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers in the.fuse panel protect the power windows and other power accessories. When the current load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the ,circuit until the problem Cigarette Lighter Fuse and Safety Belt Fuse These fuses are located behind the glove box. The fuse holders are taped together with gray tape.

is fixed.



Century Dimensions Inches unless otherwise noted . SEDAN COUPE Overall:

Length ................ . Width ................. Height ................ Wheelbase ............. Front Tread ............ Rear Tread .............

189.1 69.4 53.7 104.9 58.7 56.7

189.1 69.4 54.2 104.9 58.7 56.7

42.1 38.6 55.9 50.0

35.9 38.3 56.0 54.3 16.2

190.9 69.4 54.2 104.9 58.7 56.7

42.1 38.6 55.9 50.0

34.8 38.9 56.0 54.3 41.6

2862 2914


42.1 38.6 55.8 50.2

35.9 38.3 57 . 0 53.6 16.2

Interior Front:

............. Leg Room Head Room ............ Shoulder Room ......... Hip Room ..............

Interior Rear:

............. Leg Room Head Room ............ Shoulder Room ......... Hip Room .............. Tzvnk Capacity-Cubic Feet Number of Passengers:

Front ................. Rear .................. Rear-Facing Third Seat ... Base Curb Weight--Po unds

Replacement Bulbs APPLICATION Exterior


Headlight High Beam ........................ Low Beam ......................... ParW Turn ........................... Side Marker ....... ................. Backup ............................. High Level Stop (w/o luggage carrier) ..... High Level Stop (w/luggage carrier) ....... License ............................. Side Marker ......................... Tail/Stop ............................ Tail/Stop/Turn ......................... Underhood ..........................

9005 9006 2057 194 1156 1141 577 194 194 194 2057 561


Interior Ashtray ............................. 194 214-2 Door Courtesy Dome .............................. 211-2 Front Reading ........................ 906 Glove Box ............................ 194 Map ............................... 168 ................... 211-2 Rear Dome (Wagon) Trunk .............................. 1003 Vanity Mirror ........................ 124


Capacities and Specifications Engine Code N1 (LGP2 3300 (3.3L) V6 MFI Belt Tensions-Automatically controlled by a self-tensioning idler pulley. Tension

Cooling System Capacity

adjustment should never be necessary. Complete System ................................................. Radiator and Recovery Tank Only .................................... crankcase Capacity (Less Filter) ..................................... Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity (Rl2) ........................... Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. If you’re not sure, ask your Buick dealer. Fuel Tank Capacity ................................................

10.5 Quarts 3.4 Quarts 4 Quarts 2.38 Pounds

16.5 Gallons

9.9 Liters 3.2 Liters 3.8 Liters 1.07 Kilograms

62.6 Liters

8th Character of the Vehicle Identification Number.

* Made in a GM plant in the United States.


Automatic Tkansaxle Capacity

3T40 (3-Speed) :

4T60 (4-Speed):

Pan Removal and Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . After Complete Overhaul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pan Removal and Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . After Complete Overhaul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4 Quarts 7 Quarts

6 Quarts 8 Quarts

Power Steering

PumpOnly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Complete System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1 Pint 1.6 Pints

3.8 Liters 6.6 Liters

5.7 Liters 7.6 Liters

0.5 Liters 0.75 Liters

Maintenance Item part Numbers3

Air Cleaner Oil Filter . . PCV Valve . Spark Plug .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M 4 C PF47 CV899C 041-600, Gap 0.060 It (1.52 m)

Part numbers are AC type.


Capacities and Specifications Engine Code 4l (LN2)2 2.2L L4 PFI :Belt Tensions-Automatically . controlled by an idler pulley. Tension adjustment

should never be necessary.

Cooling System Capacity

Complete System. ................................................ Radiator and Recovery Tank Only ....................................

8.3 Quarts 3.4 Quarts Crankcase Capacity (Less Filter) ..................................... 4 Quarts Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity (Rl2) ........................... Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. If you’re not sure, ask your Buick dealer. Fuel Tank Capacity ................................................

2.38 Pounds

16.5 Gallons

7.9 Liters 3.2 Liters 3.8 Liters 1 .Cn Kilograms

62.6 Liters

8th Character of the Vehicle Identification Number.

* Made in a GM plant in the United States.


Automatic Transaxle Capacity

3T40 (3-Speed):

Pan Removal and Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Quarts After Complete Overhaul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Quarts

Power Steering

PumpOnly ..................................................... 1Pint Complete System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7 Pints

3.8 Liters 6.6 Liters

0.47 Liters 0.82 Liters

Maintenance Item Part Numbers3

Aircleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A905C OilFilter ; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PF47 PCVValve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CV9OOC Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *R44LTSMA, Gap 0.045 " (1.14 mm)

Part numbers are AC type.



Part 7 Maintenance Schedule




This part covers the maintenance required for your Buick. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance.

Have you purchased the

GM Protection Plan?

The Plan supplements your

new vehicle warranties.

See your Buick dealer for details.

part 7 includes: Introduction

A Word About Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 Your Vehicle and the Environment ................. ,276 How This Part is Organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276

A.. Scheduled Maintenance Services

Using Your Maintenance Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278 Selecting the Right Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,279 Schedule1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Schedule I1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282 Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Services . . . . -284

B. Owner Checks and Services

At Each Fuel Fill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 At Least Once a Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 At Least Once a Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288 C. Periodic Maintenance Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 . . . . . . . . . . . . .292 D. Recommended Fluids and Lubricants E. Maintenance Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295

Introduction A Word,About Maintenance We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle in good working condition. But we don’t know exactly how you’ll drive it. You may drive very short distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive long distances all the time in very hot, dusty weather. You may use. your vehicle in making deliveries. Or you may drive it to work, to do errands or in many other ways. Because of all vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may even need more frequent checks and replacements than you will find in the schedules in this part. So please read this part and note how you drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Buick dealer, the place many GM owners choose to have their maintenance work done. Your dealer can be relied upon to use proper parts and practices.

the different ways people use

their GM

Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the environment. All recommended maintenance procedures are important. Improper vehicle maintenance or the removal of important components can significantly affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or even the wrong tire inflation can increase the level emissions from your vehicle. To help protect our environment, and to help keep your vehicle in good condition, please maintain your vehicle properly. How This Part is Organized The remainder of this part is divided into five sections: “Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services” shows what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer’s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs.


“Section D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists some products GM recommends to help keep your vehicle properly maintained. These products, or their equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself or have it done. “Section E: Maintenance Record” provides a place for ‘you to record the maintenance performed on your vehicle. Whenever any maintenance is performed, be sure to write it down in this section. This will help YOU determine when your next maintenance should be done. In addition, it is a good idea to keep your maintenance . receipts. They may be needed to qualify your vehicle for warranty repairs.

Performing maintenance work on a vehicle can be dangerous. In trying to do some jobs, you can be seriously injured. Do your own maintenance work only if you have the required know-how and the proper tools and equipment for the job. If you have any doubt, have a qualified technician do the work.

If you.are skilled enough to do some work on your vehicle, you will probably want to get the service information GM publishes. You will find a list of publications and how to get them in this manual. See “Service Publications” in the Index. “Section B: Owner Checks and Services” tells you what should be checked whenever you stop for fuel. It also explains what you can easily do to help keep your vehicle in good condition. “Section C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections” explains iniportant inspections that your Buick dealer’s service department or another qualified service center should perform.


Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services

Using Your Maintenance Schedules This section tells you the maintenance services should have done and when you should schedule them. Your Buick dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you Loading Information label. See “Loading to be happy with it. If you go to your dealer for your Vehicle’’ in the Index. service needs, you’ll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts.

These schedules are for vehicles that:


carry passengers and cargo within recommended limits. You will find these limits on your vehicle’s Tire- Your

are driven on reasonable road surfhces within legal driving limits. use the recommended unleaded fuel. See “Fuel” in the Index.


Selecting the Right Schedule First you’ll need to decide which of the two schedules is right for your vehicle. Here is how to decide which schedule to follow:

Schedule I Is any one of these true for your vehicle? Most trips are less than 4 miles (6 km). Most trips are less than 10 miles (16 km) when outside temperatures are below freezing. The engine is at low speed most of the time (as in door-to-door delivery, or in stop-and-go traffic). You operate your vehicle in dusty areas. You tow a trailer.

If any one (or more) of these is true for your driving, follow Schedule I. Schedule 11 Follow Schedule II only if none of the above conditions is true.


Schedule I Follow Schedule I if your vehicle is MAINLY driven under one or more of the following conditions:

When most trips are less than 4 miles (6 km). When most trips are less than 10 miles (16 km) and outside temperatures remain below freezing. When most trips include extended idling and/or frequent low-speed operation, as in stop-and-go’ traffic. When towing a trailer. When operating in dusty areas.

Schedule I should also be followed if the vehicle is used for delivery service, p?lice, taxi or other commercial applications. * An Emission Control Service. z2T The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

has.determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission w a m t y or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle useful life. General Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded in “Section E: Maintenance Record.”




See “Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Services” following Schedules I and D[.


Miles (kilometers) or Months

(whichever occurs first).

I Chassis Lubrication

I Every other oil change.

Tire and Wheel Rotation and Inspection

At 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) and every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) or as necessary.

Cooling System Service*

Every 30,000 Miles (50 O00 km) or 24 Months.

I Spark Plug


I Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km).

Inspection** Every

EGR System (2.2L LA Code 4 engine only)

I Fuel Tank,


Cap and Lines Inspection**

30,000 miles (50 OOO km)

I Every 30,000 Miles (50 OOO km).

The services shown in this schedule up to 48,OOO miles (SO 000 km) are to be performed after 48,000 miles at the same intervals. MILES (000) 3 1 6 1 9 I12 115 I18 121 124 I27 130 133 136 139 142 145 148 KILOMETERS (000)


Schedule 11 Follow Schedule II ONLY if none of the driving conditions specified in Schedule I apply.



See “Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance

Services” following Schedules I and II.


Miles (kilometers) or Months

(whichever occurs first).

4 l

Tire and Wheel Rotation and Inspection

*An Emission Control Service. I% The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle useful life. General Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded in “Section E: Maintenance Record.”


Cooling System Service*

Every 30,000 Miles (50 OOO km) or 24


Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km).

Every 30,000 Miles (50 OOO km)

12 I Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection**

I Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km).

The services shown in this schedule up to 45,000 miles (75 000 km) are to be performed after 45,000 miles at the same intervals. MILES (000)
















Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Services Below are explanations of the services listed in Schedule I and Schedule II. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Section D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses

these. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done before you or anyone else drives the vehicle. NOTE: To determine your engine’s displacement and code, see “Engine Identification” in the Index.

ITEM NO. SERVICE 1 Engine Oil and Filter Change-Always use

SG Energy Conserving 11 oils of proper viscosity. The “SG” designation may be shown alone or in combination with others, such as ‘‘SG/CC:’ “SG/CD” or “SF, SG, CC:’ etc. To determine the preferred viscosity for your vehicle’s engine (e.g., SAE 5W-30 or SAE 10W-30), see “Engine Oil” in the Index. 2 Chassis Lubrication-Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage. If your vehicle is equipped with grease fittings, lubricate the suspension and steering linkage.

ITEM NO. SERVICE 3 Throttle Body Mounting Bolt Torque (3300 V6

Code N Engine Only)*-Check the mounting bolts and/or nuts.

the,torque of

4 Tire and Wheel Rotation and Inspection-For

proper wear and maximum tire life, rotate your tires following the instructions in this manual. See “Tires, Inspection & Rotation” in the Index. Check the tires for uneven wear or damage. If you see irregular or premature wear, check the wheel alignment. Check for damaged wheels also.’

*An Emission Control Service. ~2 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the.emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle useful life. General Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded in “Section E: Maintenance Record.”


ITEM NO. SERVICE 5 Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection-

* Inspect the belt for cracks, fraying, wear and proper tension. Replace as needed.

6 Cooling System Service*-Drain, flush and

refill the system with new or approved recycled coolant conforming to GM Specification 1825M. Keep coolant at the proper mixture as specified. See “Engine Coolant” in the Index. This provides proper freeze protection, corrosion inhibitor level and engine operating temperature. Inspect hoses and replace if they are cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Tighten screw-type hose clamps. Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. Wash the pressure cap and neck. To help ensure proper operation, we recommend a pressure test of both the cooling system and the pressure cap.

ITEM NO. SERVICE 7 Transaxle Service-Change both the fluid and filter every l5,O00 miles (25 O00 km) if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions:

In heavy city traffic where the outside tem- perature regularly reaches 90°F (32OC) or higher. In hilly or mountainous terrain. When doing frequent trailer towing. Uses such as found in taxi, police car or delivery service.

If you do’not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change both the fluid and filter every 100,000 miles (160 0o0 km). Spark Plug Replacement*-Replace spark plugs with the proper type. See “Specifications ‘and Capacities” in the Index.




Spark Plug Wire Inspection**-Inspect for bums, cracks or other damage. Check the boot fit at the distributor and at the spark plugs. Replace wires as needed.

10 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System Inspection (2.2L Code 4 engine only)**- Conduct the EGR system service as described in the service manual. To purchase a service manual, see “Service Publications” in the Index.


Air Cleaner Filter Replacement*-Replace every 30,000 miles (50 OOO km) or more often under dusty conditions. Ask your dealer for the proper replacement intervals for your driving conditions. Fuel %nk, Cap and Lines Inspection* A- Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines (including fuel rails and injection assembly, if equipped) for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for an even filler neck imprint or any damage. Replace parts as needed. Periodic replacement of the fuel filter is not required.

*An Emission Control Service. *The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle useful life. General Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded in “Section E: Maintenance Record.”


Section B: Owner Checks and Services

Listed below are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. At Each Fuel Fill (It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these undechd checks at each fuel fill.)

Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Section D.



Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. See “Engine Oil” in the Index for further details.

Engine Coolant Level Check

the engine coolant level in the coolant recovery tank and add the proper coolant mix

OR SERVICE Engine Oil Level

I if necessary. See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for further details. I fluid if necessary. See “Windshield Washer Fluid” in the Index for further details.


Windshield Washer Check the windshield washer fluid level in the windshield washer Fluid Level

tank and add the proper

At Least Once a Month



Tire Inflation Check tire inflation. Make sure they are inflated to the pressures specified on the Tire-

Loading Information label located on the rear edge of the driver’s door. See “Tires” Index for further details.

in the




At Least Once a Year

Key Lock Cylinders I Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Section D. Body Lubrication

Lubricate all body door hinges. Also lubricate all hinges and latches, including those for the hood, glove box door and console door. Section D tells you what to use.


Starter Switch

When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly.

If it does,

the regular brake.

1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle. 2. Firmly apply both the parking brake (see “Parking Brake” in the Index if necessary) and NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in “P” (Park) or “N”

(Neutral). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service.






Steering Column While parked, and with the parking brake Lock


set, try to turn the key to

“LOCK’ in each shift

Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle “P” (Park) Mechanism Check

The key should turn to “LOCK’ only when the shift lever is in “P” (Park). The key should come out only in “LOCK.” /t! CAUTION: When you are doing this chick, your vehicle could begin to mow. M u or others could be injured and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle In case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the -gular b W e at wce ahauld +he vehicle h m n i n +* m- - - - Park on a 1 ply steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake.

To check the parking brake: With the engine running and transaxle in “N” (Neutral), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. To check the “P” (Park) mechanism’s holding ability: Shift to “P” (Park). Then release all brakes.

Underbody Flushing

At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other debris can collect.


Section C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections

Listed below are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a year (for instance, each spring and M1). You should let your GM dealer’s service department or other qualified service center do these jobs. Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.


Steering, Suspension and Front-Wheel- Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection Exhaust System Inspection



Throttle Linkage Inspection


Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear, or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Clean and then inspect the drive axle boot seals for damage, tears or leakage. Replace seals if necessary. Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, missing or out-of-position parts as well as open seams, holes, loose connections, or other conditions which could cause a heat build-up in the let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See “Engine Exhaust” in the Index. Inspect the throttle linkage for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed.

floor pan or could





Brake System Inspection



Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Also inspect drum brake linings for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking brake adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving habits or conditions result in frequent braking. NOTE: A low brake fluid level can indicate worn disc brake pads which may need to be serviced. Also, if the brake system warning light stays on or comes on, something may be wrong with the brake system. See “Brake System Warning Light” in the Index.

Section D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants

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NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your GM dealer.



Engine Oil GM Goodwrench Motor Oil


or equivalent for API service SG. Energy Conserving 11 oils of

Engine Coolant

the proper viscosity. The “SG’ designation may be shown alone or in combination with others, such as “SGICC,” “SG/CD” or “SF, SG, CC,” etc. TO determine the preferred viscosity for your vehicle’s engine, see “Engine Oil” in the Index. 50/50 mixture of water (preferably distdled) and good quality ethylene glycol base antifreeze (GM Part No. 1052753 or equivalent) conforming to GM Specification 1825M or approved recycled coolant‘conforming to GM Specification 1825M. I Delco Supreme 1 P B,rake Fluid (GM Part No. 1052535). or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid.

Hydraulic Brake System Parking. Brake Guides Chassis lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB



I GM Hydraulic Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884) or equivalent.

I Power Steering System Automatic Transaxle I DEXRON@-IIE Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 12345881)

No. 1052497 or




Key Lock Cylinders

Automatic Transaxle Shift Linkage Chassis Lubrication

Windshield Washer Solvent


Lubricate with Multi-Purpose Lubricant (GM Part No. -l2345120), -synthetic SAE 5W-30 engine oil or silicone lubricant (GM Part No. 1052276 or 1052277). Engine oil.


Chassis lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent). GM Optikleen@ Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 105lSl5) or equivalent.






Hood Latch Assembly a. Pivots and Spring



b. Release Pawl

a. Engine oil.

b. Chassis lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB

(GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent).

Engine oil or Lubriplate Lubricant (GM Part No. 1050109).

Hood and Door Hinges, Station Wag01 Liftgate, Fuel Door Hinge, Folding Seat Hardware, Rear Compartment Lid Hinges Weatherstrips Dielectric Silicone Grease

(GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent).

See “Capacities and.Specifications” in the Index for recommended replacement filters, valves and spark plugs.


Section E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the columns indicated. When completing the Maintenance Performed column, insert the numbers from

the Schedule I or Schedule 11 maintenance charts which correspond to the maintenance performed. Also, you should retain all maintenance receipts. Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them.























n h r t 8 Customer Assistance Information

Here you will find out how to contact Buick if you need assistance . This part also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects . Part 8 includes:

Customer Satisfaction Procedure ........................................................ 300 Customer Assistance for the Hearing or Speech Impaired ..................................... 301 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Servicelblications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 PublicationsOrderForm .............................................................. 305


lustomer Satisfaction Procedure

Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and Buick. Normally, any problems with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer’s Sales or Service Departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of all concerned, misunderstandings can occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following steps should be taken:


STEP ONE: Discuss your problem with a member of dealership management. Complaints can often be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the Sales, Service, or Parts Manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the General Manager. STEP TWO: If after contacting a member of Dealership Management; it appears your problem cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-521-7300. In Canada, contact GM of Canada Customer Assistance Center i n Oshawa by calling 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French). In Mexico, call 254-17-86. In herto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands, call 1-809-763-1315. In all. other overseas locations, contact GM International Export Sales in Canada by calling 1-416-644-4112. For prompt assistance, please have the following information