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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.

1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, January 24, 2003

Summary: 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 BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.

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1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette Questions and Answers

pierce, 1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette, Charlotte, NC

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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