Oldsmobile Silhouette Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Oldsmobile Silhouette
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 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.
Oldsmobile Silhouette Questions
Transmission only has forward gears in all settings (PRND321). 23k old rebuild by a ATEC transmission in Elma ($1700). Passed a car one day and van revved up slammed back into gear and since will not go into anything but drive. Start van and it feels like it wants to move forward, put in R and fe...
Oldsmobile Silhouette Recalls
Oldsmobile Silhouette Reviews
THIS VAN WAS PURCHASED USED SO IN ALL FAIRNESS IT DID US GREAT WE HAD LITTLE NIT PICKING PROBLEMS RUNNING LIGHT HARNESS WENT OUT ALSO THE HORN STOPPED WORKING AND REAR LIGHT ASSEMBLY WENT BAD BUT ALL IN ALL A GOOD USED CAR WOULD RECOMMEND AS GOOD WORK CAR.
Generally a basket case.
I've had my olds for 5yrs have put 80k on it in that amount of time and have only had a handful of issues I couldnt repair myself otherwise very easy to fix and change any problems that occur.