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Newest reported Oldsmobile Silhouette problems
Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
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.
Called a tow truck to tow me home because I was stranded at a bank. Engine would start but transmission would not engage into any gear and the shifter lever could be moved from park to low drive with no effect.
Solution : Remove the air filter assy and you will see the linkage loose on top of transmission.
Reach way in there and push linkage back on to transmission arm . YOU WILL HAVE TO PLACE SHIFTER INSIDE TO THE RIGHT POSITION TO GET IT T...
An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.
The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.
The cam sensor interrupter (magnet) may become demagnetized and/or fall off of the camshaft gear causing the Check Engine Light (Service Engine Soon) light to illuminate. On higher mileage vehicles it would be advisable to replace the timing chain and gears if this problem were to occur as the timing cover must be removed to replace the interrupter.
The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.