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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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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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Running hot need radiator how much?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a clogged radiator that is not allowing the coolant to flow properly through the various passages inside. The radiator is made up of several small passages that serve to rout route the...
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2002 oldsmobile silhouette stalls and won't start for when I use AC, but runs fine when Ac is not used
Hi there. In most cases when a car will not run while the AC is on, it's due to an existing problem with the fuel or ignition system that is simply amplified. The AC is powered by a belt driven...
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I have a 1999 silhouette oldmobile.its in park but it wont go into another gear.the handle just go straight down?
Hi there. It appears as if your shifter is broken and would require replacement. Determining whether or not it's a bracket under the shift housing or the shift mount itself would be best by having one of our professional mobile...
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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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having issues with radiator and heater hoses
Hi Matthew. Thanks for the question. It's possible that overheating has occurred, especially if you didn't bleed the cooling system after fixing the hose damage and adding coolant. It's also possible that the coolant that leaked or sprayed on the...
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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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Car got down the road and cut off. Now it's not turning over, what can I do. Oil pressure light came on before cutting off.
The prior incidents of stalling could have been due to what we call an "incipient failure", in other words a component was working marginally, with possibly intermittent operation, thus and just randomly failed, causing the stalling. However, if your present...
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Steam from under hood with antifreeze smell
It might be that the cooling system was not completely filled. If the technician was in a hurry, he may not have given the engine time to "burp" while filling the system. To correctly fill the cooling system , the...
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Including labor and Repair of the axle seal and wheel bearing. What should be the cost?
The 2001 Silhouette was only offered in a front wheel drive configuration (the 2002 offered AWD), so the fluid is not axle fluid. The wheel bearing at that position is a greased assembly and so that can't be the source...
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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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2002 Oldsmobile silhouette overheated My van overheated and died out. Checked under hood and one of the hoses came off. Reconnect
Hi Tony. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In most cases when a cooling hose comes off and sprays under the hood, electrical connections and sensors can be damaged. This could be the reason why your engine will not start. However,...

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