Car Problem Reports
Oldsmobile Silhouette Engine Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow/Crankshift Position Sensor Failure
Oldsmobile Silhouette Problem
Engines Affected: 3.4L V6, 3.8L V6
Average Mileage: 119,116 mi (44,000 mi - 178,349 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 3.4L V6, 44,000 mi
Car runs great cold. When it warms up it will stall and miss fire. Will restart then dies. I had to restart the car 6 times the other day to get out of a parking deck. Maa air flow was replaced. No codes. Wife will not drive this car anymore.
Visitor, 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 3.4L V6, 178,349 mi
my silhouette has an intermittent problem of loosing power mainly on highway. We can pull over shut engine off wait a few minutes and continue on for about 5-10 miles then it happens again. Engine light will come on the start to blink when loosing power. We have had a complete tune-up, gas filter changed, oil changed and now waiting for a Mass Air Flow sensor change. Hopefully, this will end the trouble. Up until 2 months ago car was running perfect until we got the fuel line cleaned at a Valvoline oil change store. I think I will never do that again!
Visitor, 1993 Oldsmobile Silhouette, 3.8L V6, 135,000 mi
Did end up changing C Position Sensor. Got CEL with this code after flooring the car up a hill to try to get past the chug/hesitation/lag problem that has many causes when accelerating under load. I still have that problem to a lesser degree but no more CELs that point to the position sensor.