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Starting issue, fuel smell
The fuel pressure would need to be checked to make sure the pressure regulator is not leaking fuel and that the pressure is correct. You may have a leaking injector if the pressure is okay. I recommend having a certified...
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Hard shifting when engine warms up
When it is warm, your transmission fluid may be leaking past seals in the transmission and this is due to wear and the transmission would need to be overhauled or replaced to fix the problem. You may be able to...
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Transmission issue after a long drive
Do not change the fluid or have it flushed. This could cause the transmission to go out even sooner. There are a load of different additives out there that may or may not work, but when the transmission is going...
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Car won't start, fuel gauge and speedometer malfunctioning
This may be more than one problem, but I would suggest disconnecting the battery, disconnecting the BCM and ECM, and checking the connections and adding small amounts of Stabilant 22 or dielectric lube to the pins and reinstalling the connections....
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Car overheats while idling
It sounds like you may have a problem with rust an scale build up in the engine. This build up may have worn the impeller on the water pump and this is why it only overheats at low engine RPMs....
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Car is making a "womp" sound when driving
Thank you for writing in about your Oldsmobile Silhouette. You may have damaged one of the tire's internal cords. I recommend having the tires ran on a tire balancer using road force to see exactly which tire is damaged. If...
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I have no idea
The overheating may have potentially caused a blown cylinder head gasket. When this happens, this causes the cylinder to take on additional air leak that causes a drop in compression inside the combustion chamber. This will ultimately cause the car...
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Changed water pump ,radiator cap,coolant temp sensor,thermostat,got vehicle checked for any leaks, still overheats 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Hi there - I suspect there is still either air in the cooling system, or still a leak causing coolant loss and overheating. Loss of cabin heat before overheating is a sign of air in the coolant system, either from...
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High idle problem.
It sounds like you may have a vacuum or an intake leak somewhere. It may be that when you touch the gas pedal, as the throttle plate opens and lets in the additional air, that the air leak is accentuated...
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Cricket sound/like tea kettle ready to go off-kinda whistle like
Hello. Since it's not possible for me to hear the noise directly, I suggest the following to help narrow down the possibilities. Lets try to narrow down things that make the noise better/worse, or make the noise move. Different problems...
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CV joints are bad
Hello, the CV joints are important components of the vehicle. When the joints fail, they can create vibration and could damage the transmission. Inspecting them should be done at every oil change. Ultimately the CV joint failure will make...
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CV joint damage
Hello, the CV joints are important components of the vehicle. When the joints fail, they can create vibration and could damage the transmission. Inspecting them should be done at every oil change. Ultimately the CV joint failure will make...
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ABS light is on
Hi There, This may be a result of possibly warped brake rotors that may be causing the brake pads to rub against an uneven rotor surface. When this happens, this may be causing the ABS sensors to read an abnormal...
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Oldsmobile silhouette. Was driving today hit gas way too hard and the transmission quit pulling
If the problem occurred suddenly, it is more likely to be a mechanical failure than, say, due to low fluid level or a clogged filter. Depending on exactly what you mean by "quit pulling" (e.g., is there no movement in...
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High idle on oldsmobile silhouette 2001
This is a common problem, so common that you can simply go to YourMechanic's engine idle speed diagnostic and repair service page to request a resolution through an on-site diagnostic. In the majority of vehicles, engine idle speed is controlled...
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Two wires and a hose have come and gone underneath the drivers to new the center I don't know what they are and my cars not running.
Looks like the wiring to the PCM have came off to the fuse box and is dangling. The pink wire goes to the PCM fuse. The white wire may go to the fuel pump relay or the ground to the...
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Reduced speed and hesitation
Hello, There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor or...
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I just bought a 99 Oldsmobile silhouette it was a report car. I was on my way home but as I'm driving I hear a loud whining noise.
The whining noise that you are hearing is either the alternator not working properly or the power steering pump is low on fluid. Check the power steering fluid level and see if the oil is full. Listen for the noise...
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Need to locate the oil filter on a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Hi there. Although this video is for an Alero, the motor on your Silhouette is identical. You can watch the video to see where the filter is located and how to remove.
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2003 Oldsmobile silhouette is stalling while driving
Hi There, This may be a number of different possible issues such as a faulty fuel pump, a faulty fuel injector(s) or a bad fuel pressure regulator. Any of these situations could cause the motor to starve for fuel intermittently...

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