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#1210 of 1309 AC Issue ????
Jun 04, 2008 (1:03 pm)
1998 Olds Silhouette Van
Just had AC serviced... Drained & Recharged
All was fine for about 2 weeks.
The van has 3 center of dash vents...
Left and center now give warmish air...
The furtherest to the right gives cold air???
What could be causing the problem...
Is there a blend door ? Part of AC not cooling?
I hate to say it but I don't trust my mechanic...
So I would like some suggestions before returning...
#1211 of 1309 Re: How to change spark plugs in 2000 Olds Silhouette [99silhouette]
Jun 09, 2008 (4:35 pm)
Disconect the motormounts on the front the engine compartment. The engine will rock forward. YOu can then go from under the van by the firewall side and reach the plugs from under/behind the motor. this is not an easy job, but it sure worth saving $300.
#1212 of 1309 Re: Recurring Cooling System Problem [charles19]
Jun 09, 2008 (4:36 pm)
Intake manifold. Have it checked. It probably has a small leak. I had mine replaced at 90,000 miles.,
#1213 of 1309 Re: Break Lights problem [winters1]
Jun 09, 2008 (4:40 pm)
I had to replace the entire light panel, because of the same problem. These vans have so many stupid problems.
#1214 of 1309 2001 Olds Silhouette. Rough Idle. Have changed EGR, 1st O2 Sensor, etc.
Jun 09, 2008 (5:02 pm)
I have 2001 Old Silhouette. This van I love, but it has SO MANY STUPID problems.
You know the typical, intake manifold (replaced), the automatic sliding door (still never figured out the problems 37 days in the shop), dash lights replaced, both power windows have been replaced (passenger side twice).........
Now at 150,000 miles. it has a random misfire and it idles rough. I had the spark plugs and wires replace 30,000 miles ago. In the past 9 months we have replace all 3 coil packs, EGR valve, 1st O2 sensor, TPS. When we replaced the EGR we realized that the shop that changed the plugs and wires crossed all of the plug wires. So we replaced them, about a month ago, since they had wear marks all over them.
After replacing all of this it still throws the same error codes, still rough idles and sometimes dies. Once it is given gas it does just fine, but at traffic lights, stop signs, or even idling in the drive it will either idle erracticly or die all together.
What can you suggest?
Also, about a year ago the power windows, power locks, security system, interior lights, interior bell, stopped working. Also, the radio no longers stays on after the van is turned off. It did stay on for several minutes or until the door was opened. Have any idea what could be causing this problem?
These vans are an electrical nightmare. GM should really do many recalls on this van.
Thanks for any help you can give.
#1215 of 1309 miss in engine
Jul 28, 2008 (11:56 am)
I have a 1992 Oldsmobile Silhouette.It overheated yesterday because the hose on the bottom of the radiator blew off.We got that fixed and it ran good and we got half way home and it started to miss.Any suggestions? Thanks.
#1216 of 1309 Re: AC Issue ???? [CapeCod]
Aug 10, 2008 (12:06 pm)
My 2000 olds just started doing the same thing, cooling on one side of the front, the rear cools just fine, now i cant get any cooling from the front. I have taken some of the front apart, the blend motor is under the drivers felt dash cover mounted on the drivers side of the air control box. but that is not what is causing the problem in my van. I am going to do some more diagnosing
#1217 of 1309 Re: AC Issue ???? [CapeCod]
Aug 11, 2008 (4:53 pm)
I'm just guessing, but i think the problem is a blocked orfice tube in the a/c system. my van is going in the shop thursday, after talking to the mechanic he thinks that is the problem too, i will post friday to let u know if thats it or not
#1218 of 1309 Re: AC Issue ???? [CapeCod]
Aug 14, 2008 (5:36 pm)
Got my van back today, all that was wrong was the refrigerant was low, apparently the system has a small leak somewhere. I would assume thats what is wrong with your van
Aug 14, 2008 (9:00 pm)
#1 setting on the blower quit working. It quit right after I took out the cabin air filters (this couldn't have anything to do with it, could it?), now we don't have the low setting on the front AC.
1999 Old Silo Premiere.