1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Problems

Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

Front door window regulators and guides may become worn
The front door window regulators and guides may become worn causing the door window glass to come off track.
High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.

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1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Questions

passenger side front door motor. (1 answer)

1996 Oldsmobile Sihlouette van. passenger side front door motor. I'm not able to get the motor out. i need help, maybe a diagram for the passenger side front door will help.
Thanks,
Dave

how do i change the tag lights on a 1996 olds sillouette (1 answer)

the light bulbs are blown out

2 Cooling fans (1 answer)

What energizes the push through cooling fan to start it???
The pull through fan cuts in at about 220d but the small push through fan doesn't start even at that temp.
Silhouette has two fans.

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1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Recalls

Recall 02V286000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL ...

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