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.
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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Problems
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.
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.
The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Recalls (Recent)
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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The seat belt buckles may not have been properly heat-treated during the manufacturing process. This may cause the buckles not to function correctly during a collision, which may cause injury. Dealers will replace the seat belt buckles.
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The Chevrolet VEnture, Oldsmobile Silhouette and Pontiac Montana minivans may have an inoperative fuel tank rollover valve. This could allow fuel leakage during a vehicle rollover. This could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect for inoperative rollover valves and replace affected fuel tanks.
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Questions and Answers
My van is giving me problems with the transmission. I have to manually go through the gears. If I put it in drive it will not move. I actually have to put it in first, then move it to second, then...
Heater Hose and Clamps need to be replaced. What is the cost for parts and labor?
The automatic sliding door will not open by pushing buttons. There is a beeping sound that seems to be coming from the rear of the van. You can open it by pulling and tugging but hard to get tota...
The crankshaft damper/balancer came out of the engine about 2 or so inches,what casued this and how to fix it and is there any compilcations in fixing it, I know about all the tools for doing the job.