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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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1999 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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.

1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 22, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1997-2001 CHEVROLET VENTURE, PONTIAC MONTANA/TRANSPORT, AND OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH PASSENGER SIDE POWER SLIDING DOORS THAT WERE SERVICED IN CAMPAIGN 01013 (01V-067) FROM APRIL TO AUGUST 2001. ALSO 2001 CHEVROLET VENTURE, PONTIAC MONTANA, AND OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH PASSENGER SIDE POWER SLIDING DOORS ASSEMBLED IN JANUARY THROUGH APRIL 2001. THESE VEHICLES HAVE INADEQUATE FRONT WELDS. IF A FRONT WELD FAILS, THE ACTUATOR CAN JAM IN THE UNLATCHED POSITION AND, WHEN THE SLIDING DOOR CLOSES, IT WILL NOT BE LATCHED.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 18, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH PASSENGER SIDE POWER SLIDING DOORS. THE DOOR CLOSES BUT MAY NOT BE LATCHED. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE POWER SLIDING DOOR CAN OPEN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, PARTICULARLY WHEN THE VEHICLE ASCENDS A HILL, MAKES A TURN, OR TRAVELS OVER A ROUGH ROAD SURFACE.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 31, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH SECOND-ROW BUCKET SEATS OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS AND A POWER SLIDING DOOR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, A PASSENGER USING THE INTERIOR HANDLE TO OPEN THE POWER SLIDING DOOR COULD BE INJURED.

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Suspension & Steering, May 5, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER MINI VANS. THE LEFT AND/OR RIGHT FRONT LOWER INSULATOR TO CRADLE CENTER METAL SLEEVE IS COLLAPSED, WHICH CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF CLAMP LOAD IN THE JOINT. IF THE CLAMP LOAD IS REDUCED OR LOST, THE BOLT CAN BE LOST OR BROKEN AND THE JOINT CAN SEPARATE.

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1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Questions and Answers

desperate, 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, Tucson, AZ

A repair shop gave me an estimate of $1800 to repair the struts & shocks on my '99 Silhouette. He said the cost is so high because its an "air" system. Can this be correct?? Be...

kimmilil, 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, New York, NY

Hi I was wiondering how long approximately would (should) ittake to replace a timing chain on an 1999 silhouette. I have been given 3 different estimates and I wanted to know which is the best one ...

UAS, 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, Galivants Ferry, SC

HOW DO I REPLACE THE FRONT HEATER CORE?
WHAT TOOLS WILL I NEED?
THANKS
JOE

aniceto, 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, Cape Coral, FL

shift lever is loose and gear box selector is drive unable to move it to park

Visitor, 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, Colorado Springs, CO

Sometimes when I accelerate from a complete stop, my mini-van will "shimmy" or shake a few feet into the acceleration. IT only last about a half second. Any ideas? Is it the transmission?

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