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Oldsmobile Silhouette, Van
Aug 07, 2006 (6:27 pm)
My 1997 Oldsomobile Silhouette has 158,468 milage, do any of you know when this van might stop due to milage, or what milage it might stop
#1138 of 1308 Re: 4 wheel alignment [bob550k]
Aug 14, 2006 (7:32 pm)
Our 2000 Silo now has over 111K miles. At 100K we did about $1400 of work, including shocks and struts. Best place to get the air shocks is from gmpartsdirect.com. You can save over a hundred dollars on them, even after shipping. We got ours from there, and took them to the mechanic who installed them. If you need a dealer-only part and don't need a dealer to install it, see them first. It seems that GMpartsdirect.com is really Flow Chevrolet in the carolinas.
We just had a rebuilt steering rack installed, which cost another $800.
My wife hates to fly, so we've done 2 2500+ mile vacation trips this year. With 5 people and a sears 20 Cub foot rooftop carrier, we still got 22 MPG on the highway.
#1139 of 1308 Hood latch & Kill switch
Aug 18, 2006 (9:54 am)
I have a very old (1992) model with over 200K on the odometer. Recently the hood latch broke and I am trying to figure out how to get the hood open. Does anyone know any tricks on how to unlatch the hood on these old models?
Also this one has a kill switch built in where you need to push the cruise control button on the stock when you start the engine. Was this an Olds option or an aftermarket option? If an Olds option, can this feature be disabled easily (e.g. programmed so you can start the Van with just the key)?
#1140 of 1308 Re: Service Engine Soon light [letsgetmikey]
Aug 21, 2006 (4:51 am)
I've been fight with the P1404 error for a month now.
I replaced the EGR valve and it went away for a few month but came back. The next thing on my list is to remove the EGR valve ( which is a pain) and clean the thing out.
What exacly did they do to fix your? I really don't want to remove the EGR again.
I hope the fix worked for you.
#1141 of 1308 Battery Drain
Aug 23, 2006 (9:46 pm)
I recently bought a '95 Silo and am having a problem with the battery going dead. I notice that the courtesy light fuse (courtesy lights, dome lights, power mirrors, power locks) was removed by the prior owner. They also disconnected the underhood light. I exopect the problem haas been around for a while. If I put a volt meter across teh the terminals with the fuse removed, I get about 11.5 volts. All of the fused items seem to work, except the power mirrors. I do get 12 volts at the power wirror switch and the ground is good (I get 12 volts between the power line at the switch and the ground wire). I suspect that the mirror motors are bad.
Except for the mirrors, all of the items on that fuse seem to work.
Any ideas? Am I looking in the wrong place just because I noticed that the fuse had been pulled?
When I disconnect and reconnect the battery, I get a fairly good spark at the positive terminal. That makes me think I have a real short somewhere. Are there any common problems?
#1142 of 1308 Road Vibration 2000 Silhouette
Aug 24, 2006 (6:18 am)
I have a vibration driving above 40 mph. It seems like a pavement vibration with a frequency about that of the off the road indicators if one goes too far right. I have replaced all tires with a front end alignment. The problem is worse on left turn curves. Has anyone else seen this?
#1143 of 1308 2001 Olds Sillhouette
Aug 30, 2006 (5:05 am)
My local dealer (whom I have been a loyal customer to for about 10 years and has been fabulous in the customer service departmen) has a Dark Teal 2001 Olds Silouhette with 53000 miles that is being traded in by a one owner elderly couple for a new Terazza. The salesman that I always deal with is willing to sell it to me for 8900 bucks. He said that is what the breaking point for them on this vehicele. No profit. (I obviously don't beleive him on that one) I don't have the option package (GL, GLS or Premeire) But I have a feelig it is the GLS. Does this sound like a fair price? I checked on autotrader and several vehicles in this price range are selling for around 10-11,000 bucks. I will find out today what package this vehicle has on it.
Thanks for your help.
#1144 of 1308 Re: 2001 Silhouette falling apart [tim24]
Oct 05, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Call Contiental Warranty. I have the same crappy van. I got full coverage for an extra 24k miles for $1,200.00. I have more problems out of my van than I ever want to think about, but yours caught my eye since I had the same thing happen with the intake manifold at 75k. I also have posed automatic slider side door and a horn that honks for no reason. Good Luck!
#1145 of 1308 Re: Loss of Coolant [dispencer1]
Oct 07, 2006 (5:20 pm)
My 2001 did the same thing and they had to change out the intake manifold. It was evaporating coolant. You might want to take it in and have it looked at.
#1146 of 1308 Re: 2001 Olds Sillhouette [gmhellman]
Oct 07, 2006 (5:28 pm)
Be careful.... Why is she selling? I bought one like that. I wish I hadn't. Lots of headaches out this year model. My neighbor has a 2001 Venture with almost exact same problems that my 2001 Silhouette has had. Intake Manifold replaced, auto slide door (doesn't work right even after being in and out of the shop for over 38 days for that problem, lighting in my dash had to be re-placed, both front window have had all motors and switches replaced, and the list goes on and on. Fortunately, all of this was covered under my extended warranty, but if it hadn't been it would have been big $$$$$'s.