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PC 168 Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561 Footwell Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 GloveBox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Luggage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 11 -2 Vanity Mirror. Front ...................... 7065 Vanity Mirror. Rear ....................... 564 Frontmear Door Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PC168 Rear Overhead ........................... 563


Capacities and Specifications


Belt Tensions Automatically controlled by a Self-Tension idler pulley. Tension adjustment should never be necessary. Automatic Transaxle AT (Overdrive) When draining or replacing torque converter, more fluid may be needed. Pan Removal and Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 quarts (5.6 L) After Complete Overhaul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 quarts (1 0.4 L) Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 quarts (12.3 L) Engine Crankcase Oil change with filter change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5 quarts (4.3 L) FuelTank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18gallons(68L) Power Steering Pump Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pint (0.5 L) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1/2 pints (0.7 L) Complete System Tire Pressures, Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Tire-Loading Information label, which is located on the rear edge of the driver’s door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires. Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 lb-ft (140 N-rn) Windshield Wiper Blades (6.32 Pin Type) ............................. 22 inches (565 mm) Refrigerant (R=134a), Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . See refrigerant charge label under the hood.


NOTE: All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual.


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Air Conditioning Refrigerants 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. Engine Specifications


3800 Engine VIN Engine Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K Type ............................................ V6 Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.8L Compression Ratio ............................... 9:4: 1 Horsepower ..................................... 205 Firing Order .............................. 1-6-5-4-3-2 Thermostat Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 OF (9 1 O C)


3800 Supercharged Engine V6 3.8L 8:5: 1 240 1-6-5-4-3-2 195°F (91OC)


Vehicle Dimensions Overall Length ............... 205.2 inches (5 2 12.1 mm) Width ................. 73.6 inches (1 869.4 mm) Height ................. 55.1 inches (1 399.5 mm) Wheelbase ............ 110.8 inches (2 8 14.3 mm) Front Tread ............. 60.5 inches (1 534.3 mm) Rear Tread ............. 60.2 inches (1 529.1 mm)


Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Element . . . . . . . . . . AC Type A- 1096C Engine Oil Filter ................ AC Type PF-47 Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC Type GF-627 Spark Plugs .................. AC Type 41-921 Gap: 0.060 inch (1.52 mm)


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Engine Accessory Belt (L36)


A. Power Steering B. Alternator C. Air Conditioning D. Crank E. Coolant Pump E Tensioner


The 3800 (L36) engine uses an engine accessory belt. This diagram shows the features connected by the belt routing. See “Maintenance Schedule” in the Index for when to check the belt.


mharged Engine Accessory Belt (L67)


A. B. C. D. E.


Alternator Power Steering Crank Supercharger Coolant Pump Air Conditioning


The Supercharged 3800 engine uses two accessory drive belts. One belt drives the generator, power steering pump, coolant pump and air conditioning compressor. The second belt drives the supercharger. Each belt has its own tensioner and idler pulley. See “Maintenance Schedule” in the Index for when to check the accessory drive belts and supercharger oil level. Have your dealer check the oil level in the supercharger.


1. Front Belt 2. Back Belt


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NOTES


NOTES


Section 7 Maintenance Schedule


IMPORTANT: I AT THE PROPER I RECOMMENDED I


KEEP ENGINE OIL


LEVEL AND CHANGE AS


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


Protection Plan


Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, or your Buick dealer for details.


Introduction 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 can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong tire inflation can increase the level of emissions from your vehicle. To help protect our environment, and to keep your vehicle in good condition, please maintain your vehicle properly.


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How This Section is Organized The remainder of this section is divided into five parts: “Part 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.


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. See “Service and Owner Publications” in the Index.


“Part 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. “Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections” explains important inspections that your Buick dealer’s service department or another qualified service center should perform. “Part 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. “Part 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 part. 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.


Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule 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 the different ways people use their GM vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may even need more frequent checks and replacements than you’ll find in the schedules in this section. So please read this section and note how you drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Buick dealer. This part tells you the maintenance services you should have done and when you should schedule them. If you go to your dealer for your service needs, you’ll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts.


The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part 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. These schedules are for vehicles that:


carry passengers and cargo within recommended limits. You will find these limits on your vehicle’s Tire-Loading Information label. See “Loading Your Vehicle’’ in the Index. are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal driving limits . use the recommended 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’s how to decide which schedule to follow:


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Maintenance Schedule I Short Trip/City Definition


Follow the Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule if any one of these conditions is true for your vehicle:


Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km). This is particularly important when outside temperatures are below freezing.


0 Most trips include extensive idling (such as frequent


driving in stop-and-go traffic).


0 Most. trips are through dusty areas.


You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of your vehicle. If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application.


One of the reasons you should follow this schedule if you operate your vehicle under any of these conditions is that these conditions cause engine oil to break down soonel:


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Short Trip/City Intervals Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 km): Engine Oil and Filter


Change (or 3 months, whichever occurs first).


Every 6,000 Miles (10 000 km): Chassis Lubrication At 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) -- Then Every (or 6 months, whichever occurs first). 12,000 Miles (20 000 km): Tire Rotation. Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km): Air Cleaner Filter


Inspection, if driving in dusty conditions.


Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection. Supercharger Oil Check (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first) (3.8L Code 1 engine only).


Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle


Service (severe conditions only).


Every 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory


Drive Belt Inspection.


Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Cooling System


Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). Spark Plug Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement.


These intervals only summarize maintenance services. Be sure to.follow the complete m.aintenance schedule on the

Maintenance Schedule


Follow this maintenance schedule only if none of th, conditions from the Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule is true. Driving a vehicle with a fully warmed engine under highway conditions causes engine oil to break down slower.


Long Trip/Highway Intervals dvery 7,500 Miles (12 500 h): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Chassis Lubrication (or every 12 months, whichever At 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) -- Then Every occurs first). 15,000 Miles (25 000 km): Tire Rotation. Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Supercharger Oil


Check (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first) (3.8L Code 1 engine only). Air Cleaner Filter Replacement. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection.


Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle


Service (severe conditions only).


Every 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory


Drive Belt Inspection.


Every 100,000 Miles (166 000 km): Cooling System


Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). Spark Plug Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. These intervals only summarize maintenance services. Be sure to follow the complete maintenance schedule on the following pages.


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I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule I


The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. Footnotes


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the


California Air Resources Board 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 the vehicle’s useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded.


* If your vehicle has an Engine Oil Life Monitor, the monitor will show you when to change the oil -- usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and 7,500 miles (1 2 500 km) since your last oil change. Under severe conditions the indicator may come on before 3,000 miles (5 000 km). Never drive your vehicle more than 7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months, (whichever occurs first), without an oil change. The system won’t detect dust in the oil. So if you drive in a dusty area be sure to change your oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner if the CHANGE OIL light comes on. Remember to reset the Oil Life Monitor when the oil has been changed. For more information, see “Engine Oil Life Monitor” in the Index.


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I


I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


6,000 Miles (10 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During .tire rotation, check brake calipers for fieedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


DATE ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


. . ,


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t DATE


I Short TriplCity Maintenance Schedule 9,000 Miles (15 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


12,000 Miles (20 000 km) I7 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


I 1 SERVICED B Y


I DATE


SERVICED B Y


MILEAGE


ACTUAL


DATE ACTUAL


MILEAGE


I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule I 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Corztrol Service. *


0 Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving


in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service.


I 18,000 Miles (30 000 km)


0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs fist). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”


in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


~ I


~~


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I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule I 21,000 Miles (35 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


24,000 Miles (40 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


I DATE


I ACTUAL MILEAGE


ISERVICED B Y I


DATE SERVICED


ACTUAL MILEAGE


B Y


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I


1 Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 27,000 Miles (45 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


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30,000 Miles (50 000 km) 17 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage


or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service.


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DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) (Continued) Ll For Supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first). See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in this section. An Emission Control Service. 3-


0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and


Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate’ GM service: manual for proper caliper service procedures. I DATE


MILEAGE


ACTUAL


SERVICED BY:


33,000 Miles (55 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


I DATE


ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


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Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 36,000 Miles (60 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


39,000 Miles (65 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


,‘


(75 OOO’km) 415,01EO.Mi4es 0 Change engine oil ,md filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. 3-


0 Change’engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Rotate tires., See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for fkeedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


DATE ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


DATE ACTUAL


MILEAGE SERVICED BY:


I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule I 48,000 Miles (80 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


50,000 Miles (83 000 km) 0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: - In heavy city traffic where the outside


temperature regularly reaches 90 O F (32 O C) or higher.


- In hilly or mountainous terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or


delivery service.


I DATE


I ACTUAL MILEAGE


ISERVICED


BY: I


If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, thefluid andfilter do not require changing.


I DATE


I ACTUAL MILEAGE


I SERVICED B Y I


Short TriplCity Maintenance Schedule 51,000 Miles (85 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


54,000 Miles (90 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


[7 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”


in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


DATE


ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


DATE ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


17 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


60,000 Miles (100 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


17 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. 0 Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service.


DATE


ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


(Continued)


I 63,000 Miles (105 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


1 Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued) 0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage


or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service.?


0 For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first). See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in this section. An Emission Control Service.


DATE SERVICED


ACTUAL MILEAGE


B Y


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule-1 66,000 Miles (110 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


69,000 Miles (115 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


I DATE


I ACTUALMILEAGE I


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I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 72,000 Miles (120 000 km) El Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


75,000 Miles (125 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving


in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service.


DATE ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


1 81,000 Miles (135 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). AII Emission Control Service. *


I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 78,000 Miles (130 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs fist). ,a Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures. ISERVICED BY: I


I ACTUAL MILEAGE


I DATE


I DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


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I Short TriplCity Maintenance Schedule 84,000 Miles (140 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


87,000 Miles (145 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) El Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. ?


0 For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first). See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants’’ in this section. An Emission Control Service. 3-


17 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and


Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


1 Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 93,000 Miles (155 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 8


96,000 Miles (160 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 8


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


DATE SERVICED


ACTUAL MILEAGE


B Y


DATE


ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule 99,000 Miles (165 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


100,000 Miles (166 000 km) El Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. 0 Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. 0 Replace spark plugs.


An Emission Control Service.


(Continued)


I Short TriplCity Maintenance .Schedule 1 100,QOO Miles (166 QUO h) (Continued) 0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: - In heavy city traffic where the outside


temperature regularly reaches 90 O F (32°C) or higher.


- In hilly or mountainous terrain.


- When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or


delivery service.


If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid andfilter do not


require changing.


MILEAGE i SERVICED BY:


DATE


ACTUAL


Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule


The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. Footnotes The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the


California Air Resources Board 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 the vehicle’s useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded.


* If your vehicle has an Engine Oil Life Monitor, the monitor will show you when to change the oil -- usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and 7,500 miles (12 500 km) since your last oil change. Under severe conditions, the indicator may come on before 3,000 miles (5 000 km). Never drive your vehicle more than 7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months, (whichever occurs first), without an oil change. The system won’t detect dust in the oil. So if you drive in a dusty area, be sure to change your oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner if the CHANGE OIL light comes on. Remember to reset the Oil Life Monitor when the oil has been changed. For more information, see “Engine Oil Life Monitor” in the Index.


I


Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule 7,500 Miles (12 500 km)


Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs fist). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


c] Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”


in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for fi-eedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


15,000 Miles (25 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). A H Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


DATE


ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


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22,500 Miles (37 500 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


12 months, wlvchever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle sMt linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”


in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional mformation. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


30,000 Miles (50 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage


or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Enlission Control Service.


(Continued)


30,000 Miles (50 000 km) (Continued) 0 For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first). See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in this section. An Emission Control Service.


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED B Y


r --


37,500 Miles (62 500 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


12 months, whichever occurs first). An. Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs fiist). 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”


in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for fi-eedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for


proper caliper service procedures. d ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


3 Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule -


45,000 Miles (75 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


50,000 Miles (83 000 km) 0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: - In heavy city traffic where the outside


temperature regularly reaches 90 OF (32°C) or higher. In hilly or mountainous terrain.


- When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found ' i n taxi, police or


.-


delivery service.


MILEAGE


. SERVICED BY:


If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid andfilter do not require changing.


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i DATE ACTUAL


I


Long TriplHighway Maintenance Schedule 52,500 Miles (87 500 km)


Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 8


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”


in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


60,000 Miles (100 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


12 months, whichever occurs first). AII EnIissioI? Control Service. 8


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


I7 For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first). See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in this section. An Emission Control Service.?


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Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule


67,500 Miles (112 500 km)


0 Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. 17 Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage


or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. 3-


DATE ACTUAL


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MILEAGE


Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”


in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


1


Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule 75,OOO..Miles (125 000 km) 0 Change,engine oil and filter (or every


12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


82,500 Miles (137 500 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs fust). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, p,mking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation”


in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for freedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


4 .


DATE ACTUAL


MILEAGE


SERVZCED BY:


DATE


ACTUAL ~MLEAGE SERVICED BY:


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Long Trip/Highway Maintenance SchedL-, 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


17 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first).


0 Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage


or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service.


0 For supercnarged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first). See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in this section. An Emission Control Service.


DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED BY.


I .. . . 1) Go1 c


Long Trip/Highway Maintenance Schedule 97,500 Miles (102 500 kml 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every


12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. *


0 Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage,


transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 ‘months, whichever occurs first). Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper- rotation pattern and additional ‘information. During tire rotation, check brake calipers for fteedom of movement. Refer to the appropriate GM service manual for proper caliper service procedures.


100,000 Miles (166 000 km) 0 Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolant’’ in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. 3- 0 Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. 0 Replace spark plugs.


An Emission Control Service.


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0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: - In heavy city traffic where the outside


temperature regularly reaches 90 O F (32°C) or higher.


- In hilly or mountainous terrain.


- When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or


delivery service.


If you do not use your vehicle conditions, the fluid andfilter do not


undeT any of these


require changing.


I DATE


ACTUAL MILEAGE


SERVICED BY:


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Part 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. 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 Part D. At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill.


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


Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check Check the windshield washer fluid level in the windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid if necessary. See “Windshield Washer Fluid” in the Index for further details. At Least Once a Month Tire Inflation Check Make sure tires are inflated to the correct pressures. See “Tires” in the Index for further details.


Cassette Deck Service Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should be done every 50 hours of tape play. See “Audio Systems” in the Index for further details.


Power Antenna Service Clean power antenna mast. See “Audio Systems” in the Index for further details. At Least Twice a Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Have any tom or frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.)


Automatic Transaxle Check Check the transaxle fluid level; add if needed. See “Automatic Transaxle” in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed.


At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D.


Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all body door hinges. Also lubricate all hinges and latches, including those for the hood, glove box door and console door. Part D tells you what to use. More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environment.


Starter Switch Check


When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. If it does, you or others could be injured. Follow the steps below.


1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room


around the vehicle.


2.


3.


Firmly apply both the parking brake (see “Parking Brake” in the Index if necessary) and the regular brake. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service.


Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock (BTSI) Check


When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. If it does, you or others could be injured. Follow the steps below.


1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room


around the vehicle. It should be parked on a level surface.


2. Firmly apply the parking brake (see “Parking Brake”


in the Index if necessary). NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN


position, but don’t start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of PARK (P) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle’s BTSI needs service.


Steering Column Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the key to LOCK in each shift lever position.


The key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). The key should come out only in LOCK.


Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check


A CAUTION:


When you are doing this check, your vehicle could begin to move. You 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 regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move.


Park on a fairly 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 NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only.


@ To check the PARK (P) mechanism’s holding ability:


With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release all brakes. Underbody Flushing Service


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.


Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed below are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a year (for instance, each spring and fall). 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. Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a Buick service manual. See “Service and Owner Publications” in the Index. Steering, Suspension and Front-Wheel-Drive Axle Boot and Seal 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 hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Clean and then inspect the drive axle boot seals for damage, tears or leakage. Replace seals if necessary. Exhaust System Inspection 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,


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holes, loose connections, or other conditions which could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See “Engine Exhaust” in the Index. Radiator and Heater Hose Inspection Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they are cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps; replace as needed. Throttle Linkage Inspection Inspect the throttle linkage for interference or binding, and for damage or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any cables that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables. Brake System Inspection Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, 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.


wicants


and


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


USAGE


Engine Oil


Engine Coolant


FLUID/LUBRICANT Engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines “S tarburst” symbol of the proper viscosity. To determine the preferred viscosity for your vehicle’s engine, see “Engine Oil” in the Index. 50/50 mixture of clean water (preferably distilled) and GM Goodwrench’ DEX-COOL TM or [email protected] DEX-COOL TM (orange-colored, silicate-free) antifreeze conforming to GM Specification 6277M. See “Engine Coolant’’ in the Index.


USAGE


Coolant Supplement Sealer Parking Brake Cable Guides


Power Steering System


Automatic Transaxle Key Lock Cylinders


FLUID/LUBRICANT


GM Part No. 3634621 or equivalent with a complete flush and refill. Chassis lubricant (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB. GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 - 1 pt., 10500 17 - 1 qt., or equivalent). [email protected] Automatic Transmission Fluid. Multi-Purpose Lubricant, [email protected] (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent).


FLUID/LUBRICANT


USAGE


Hood and Door Hinges


Multi-purpose lubricant, [email protected] (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent).


Weatherstrip Conditioning See “Replacement Parts” in the Index for recommended replacement filters and spark plugs.


Supercharger Oil (GM Part No. 12345982). See “Supercharger Oil” in the Index. Chassis lubricant (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements


I of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB


or GC-LB. GM [email protected] Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 105 15 15) or equivalent. Lubriplate lubricant aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB.


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FLUIDlLUBRICANT USAGE Supercharger


Chassis Lubrication


Windshield Washer Solvent


~~~~


Hood Latch Assembly, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl


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Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval.


Any additional information from “Owner Checks and Services” or “Periodic Maintenance” can be added on the following record pages. Also, you should retain all maintenance receipts. Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them.


Maintenance Record


DATE


ODOMETER READING


SERVICED BY


MAINTENANCE PERFORMED


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Maintenance Record


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Section 8 Customer Assistance Information


Customer Satisfaction Procedure


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


The Customer Satisfaction Procedure Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users Roadside Assistance Courtesy Transportation BBB Auto Line -- Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Reporting Safety Defects Service and Owner Publications


Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and Buick. Normally, any concern you may have 8-1


For help outside of the United States and Canada, call the following numbers as appropriate: 0 In Mexico: (525) 625-3256 0 In Puerto Rico: 1-800-496-9992 (English) or


1-800-496-9993 (Spanish)


0 In the U.S. Virgin Islands: 1-800-496-9994 0 In the Dominican Republic: 1-800-75 1-4135


(English) or 1-800-75 1-4136 (Spanish)


0 In the Bahamas: 1-800-389-0009


In Bermuda, Barbados, Antigua and the British Virgin Islands: 1-800-534-0 122


0 In all other Caribbean countries: 1-809-763- 13 15 0 In other overseas locations, call GM North American


Export Sales in Canada at 1-905-644-41 12


with your vehicle can be handled by your selling or servicing dealer. Your dealer has the facility, trained technicians, special tools and up-to-date information to promptly address any issue which may arise. Buick has empowered its dealers to make decisions and repair vehicles, and they are eager to resolve your concern to your complete satisfaction. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, take the following steps: STEP ONE -- Discuss your concern with a member of dealer management. Normally, concerns can 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 concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Buick Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-521 -7300. In Canada, contact GM of Canada Customer Assistance Center in Oshawa by calling 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French).


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When contacting Buick, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved in the dealership, using the dealer’s facilities, equipment and personnel. That is why we suggest you follow Step One first if you have a concern. Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users To assist customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Buick has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Buick by dialing: 1-800-83-BUICK. (TTY users in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.)


For prompt assistance, please have the following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative:


Your name, address, home and business telephone numbers


0 Vehicle Identification Number (This is available


from the vehicle registration or title, or the plate at the top left of the instrument panel and visible through the windshield.)


0 Dealership name and location 0 Vehicle delivery date and present mileage 0 Nature of concern We encourage you to call us so we can give your inquiry prompt attention. However, if you wish to write Buick, write to:


Buick Motor Division Customer Assistance Center 902 E. Hamilton Avenue Flint, MI, 48550


Refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet for addresses of Canadian and GM Overseas offices.


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Buick Motor Division is proud to offer Buick Premium Roadside Assistance to customers for vehicles covered under the 3 year/36,000 mile (60,000 km) new car warranty (whichever occurs first).


Our commitment to Buick owners has always included superior service through our network of 3,000 Buick dealers, Buick Premium Roadside Assistance provides an extra measure of convenience and security. Buick Premium Roadside Assistance: - Provides owners with access to minor repairs or


towing for disabled vehicles.


- Takes the anxiety out of uncertain situations by


providing easy access to service professionals trained to work with Buick owners, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays.


For details on Buick Premium Roadside Assistance, please consult your Buick Premium Roadside Assistance owner booklet included with your owner’s manual. For needed assistance, call the Buick Premium Roadside Assistance toll-free hotline: 1-800-252- 11 12.


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Vehicles purchased in Canada have an extensive Roadside Assistance program accessible from anywhere in Canada or the United States. Please refer to the separate brochure provided by the dealer or call 1-800-268-6800 for emergency services.


Courtesy Transportation To Buick Motor Division, Quality Means Service -- and service means “keeping you on the road.” Included with your 1996 Buick new car warranty (36 month/36,000 miles (60,000 km), whichever occurs first), is Courtesy Transportation, a program which will provide Buick retail customers with: - Reimbursement toward a loaner vehicle, courtesy of


Buick Motor Division, for up to five days for vehicles requiring overnight warranty repairs. Also, reimbursement up to $30 a day (five days maximum) may be available for the cost of a rental car, bus or even a cab.


- A free one-way shuttle ride up to 10 miles from the dealership is available for customers whose vehicles require same-day warranty repairs.


Courtesy Transportation is Buick’s way of extending the Premium Service you’ve come to expect from Buick and its 3,000 dealers. Please review the Courtesy Transportation glove box card contained in your vehicle, or consult your Buick dealer for details. Some state insurance regulations make it impractical to rent vehicles to people under 21 years of age. If you are under 21 and have difficulty renting a vehicle, Buick will reimburse you up to $30/day, for any documented transportation you receive. Please consult your dealer for details. For warranty repairs during the Complete Vehicle Coverage period in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, interim transportation may be available under the Courtesy Transportation program. Please consult your dealer for details. The Courtesy Transportation program is available only in the United States and Canada.


GM Participation in’;.BBB AUTO LINE - Alternative ;Dispute Resolution Program* *This program may not be available in all states, depending on state law. Canadian owners refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or to discontinue its participation in this program. Both Buick and your Buick dealer are committed to making sure you are completely satisfied with your new vehicle. Our experience has shown that, if a situation arises where you feel your concern has not been adequately addressed, the Customer Satisfaction Procedure described earlier in this section is very successful. There may be instances where an impartial third party can assist in arriving at a solution to a disagreement regarding vehicle repairs or interpretation of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. To assist in resolving these disagreements, Buick voluntarily participates in BBB AUTO LINE.


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BBB AUTO LINE is an out-of-court program administered by the Better Business Bureau system to settle disputes between customers and automobile mariufacturers. This program is available fi-ee of charge to customers who currently own or lease a GM vehicle. Satisfaction Procedure, you may contact the BBB uskg the toll-free telephone number, or write them at the following address:


you are not satisfied after following the Customer


BBB AUTO LINE Council of Better Business Bureaus 4200 Wilson Boulevard Suite 800 Arlington, VA 22203 Telephone: 1-800-955-5 100


To file a .claim, you will be asked to provide your name and address, your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and a statement of the nature of your complaint. Eligibility is l u t e d by vehicle age and mileage, and other factors.


We prefer you utilize the Customer Satisfaction Procedure before you resort to AUTO LINE, but you may contact the BBB at any time. The BBB will attempt to resolve the complaint serving as an intermediary between you and Buick. If this mediation is unsuccessful, an informal hearing will be scheduled where eligible customers may present their case to an impartial third-party arbitrator. The arbitrator will make a decision which you may accept or reject. If you accept the decision, GM will be bound by that decision. The entire dispute resolution procedure should ordinarily take about 40 days from the time you file a claim until a decision is made. Some state laws may require you to use this program before filing a claim with a state-run arbitration program or in the courts. For further information, contact the BBB at 1-800-955-5 100 or the Buick Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-955-7300.


REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in the Washington, D.C. area) or write to:


NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation Washington, D.C. 20590


You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.


REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should immediately notify Transport Canada, in addition to notifying General Motors of Canada Limited. You may write to:


Transport Canada Box 8880 Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3J2


REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-521-7300, or write:


Buick Motor Division Customer Assistance Center 902 E. Hamilton Avenue Flint, MI 48550


In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Assistance Center 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario LlH 8P7


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Service and Owner Publications


Service Manuals Service manuals contain diagnostic and repair information for all chassis and body systems. They may be useful for owners who wish to get a greater understanding of their vehicle. They are also useful for owners with the appropriate skill level or training who wish to perform “do-it-yourself” service. These are authentic General Motors service manuals meant for professional, qualified technicians.


Service manuals, service bulletins, owner’s manuals and other service literature are available for purchase for all current and many past model General Motors vehicles. Toll-free telephone numbers for ordering information: United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-55 1-4123 Canada .................... 1-800-668-5539


Owner Publications Owner’s manuals, warranty folders and various owner assistance booklets provide owners with general operation and maintenance information.


Service Bulletins Service bulletins covering various subjects are regularly sent to all General Motors dealerships. GM monitors product performance in the field. When service methods are found which promote better service on GM vehicles, bulletins are created to help the technician perform better service. Service bulletins may involve any number of vehicles. Some will describe inexpensive service; others will describe expensive service. Some will advise of new or unexpected conditions, and others may help avoid future costly repairs. Service bulletins are meant for qualified technicians. In some cases bulletins refer to service manuals, specialized tools, equipment and safety procedures necessary to service the vehicle. Since these bulletins are issued throughout the model year and beyond, an index is required and published quarterly to help identify specific bulletins. Subscriptions are available. You can order an index at the toll-free numbers listed previously, or ask a GM dealer to see an index or individual bulletin.


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n Section 9 In


A i r Bag ...................................... 1 . 17 How Does it Restrain .......................... 1-21 How it Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 19 Location .................................... 1-19 Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.18. 2.70 Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 What Makes it Inflate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 What Will You See After it Inflates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 When Should it Inflate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Aircleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17 Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Air Conditioning Refrigerants ..................... 6-65 Air Control. Climate Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1. 3-3 Alarm. Instant. Keyless Entry ...................... 2-8 Alarm. Universal Theft-Deterrent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2- 16 Alignment and Balance. Tire ...................... 6-44 Aluminum Wheels. Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-53 Antenna. Power ................................ 3-32 Antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23 Anti-Lock


Brake System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.72. 4.6 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anti.Theft. Radio 3-27 Appearancecare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-47 Appearance Care Materials ....................... 6-55 Arbitration Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6


Armrest. Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-59 Ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-61 Astroroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-63 Audio Controls. Steering Wheel Touch Control . . . . . . . 3-29 Audio Equipment. Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30 Audio Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Automatic ComforTemp Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Automatic Pull-Down Feature. Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Automatic


Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-25 Ride Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-26 Transaxle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-39 Transaxle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20 Transaxle Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23 Transaxle Park Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41


Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Replacement. Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rundown Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warning Light Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-33 5-2 2-12 2-50 2-70 5.2. 5.4 BBB Auto Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6

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