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2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette

2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Problems

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.

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

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.

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2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Questions

My van broke down at my parents last night and my dad thinks it was bc it was on a hill and low on gas, but when it wouldn't start last night the power door wouldn't work either. He says it's running night that he added more gas to it, but the power sliding door not working makes me t...

Was reading up on Intake Manifold Gaskets and not sure how to tell if it is a bad thermostat or intake manifold gasket that could be causing my van to overheat all the time. Does anybody know of any very different signs to tell which one would be the problem ??? don't want to replace one to f...

I had read somewhere online that when you replace a thermostat you should replace the water hose as well ????? Is there any common things that are best replaced as well when replacing a thermostat ?

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2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Recalls

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.CERTAIN PASSENGER, MINI VANS, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE AN AIR BAG INFLATOR ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE THAT COULD FRACTURE AT A WELD DURING A DEPLOYMENT.

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2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Reviews

luxury ride, whisper quiet

I have 286,745 miles on my olds, same engine and tranny. rebuilt tranny about 155,000 but done nothing to engine but change oil. it has been a great van.

Single worst vehicle I've ever owned, and that's coming from someone who previously owned an '88 Chrysler Lebaron. Replaced the tranny at 66,000 miles. The 3400 V-6 was prone to pulling the rocker arms out of the aluminum heads - finally had to replace the entire engine at 90,000 miles. Currently having ongoing electrical issues with the brake lights. Just does not seem to be a well-built, well...

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