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Oldsmobile Silhouette Problems

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Most Common Oldsmobile Silhouette Problems

The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.
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 ...
The front door window regulators and guides may become worn causing the door window glass to come off track.
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1 Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Brakes Problem

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.

4 Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Drive Train Problems

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 contr...
The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be r...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned, the transmission system should be complet...

1 Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Electrical & Lights Problem

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

12 Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Engine 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 ...
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
The intake manifold gasket can develop external engine oil leaks. The intake manifold will need to be removed and the gaskets replaced to correct this issue.

1 Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Exhaust & Emissions Problem

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.

2 Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The AC may stop working due to a refrigerant leak from the condenser. GM has developed and updated condenser and mounting bracket to help prevent the replacement condenser from failing in the...
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

1 Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

2 Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Miscellaneous Problems

The front door window regulators and guides may become worn causing the door window glass to come off track.
The sliding door track and guides may become worn causing the sliding door to come off track.

2 Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.
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.

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Known Oldsmobile Silhouette Problems & Complaints

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned, the transmission system should be complet...
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.
The AC may stop working due to a refrigerant leak from the condenser. GM has developed and updated condenser and mounting bracket to help prevent the replacement condenser from failing in the...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned, the transmission system should be complet...
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug wires checked for hot spots and cracks.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of any stalling condition.
The sliding door track and guides may become worn causing the sliding door to come off track.
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