The Fuel pressure regulator is the most likely cause.
It is the circular device most visible after you take of the plastic cover for the engine. It has a vacuum line that connects to the Throttle body or intake manifold.
What happens is the diaphragm in the fuel pressure regulator is leaking and allows raw fuel to leak through the vacuum line and into the manifold or throttle body.
if you replace the fuel pressure regulator it should fix the problem.
The 3.4 liter V6 engine in a 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette has a timing CHAIN
The oil pump is located on the bottom of the 2003 Silhouette engine. The oil pan has to be removed to get to it.
It is under the hood next to the engine.
that would depend on the year, but my 1999 (and newer models) have a 3.4L v6
The engine would start and run but it may not want to move.
under the power steering pump in the top of the engine.
engine light is on 1997 olds sillouette tranny slpis code
This depends on year and engine Basically follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the engine and the thermostat is inside that casing.
Follow the top radiator hose down to the engine. It is in the water outlet.
Under hood, center, rear engine area, mounted in exhaust manifold
It should have a bleeder screw on top of the thermostat housing.
Diagram is on the engine by the belt. You may have to clean off oily residue to see it...
if it has a 3.1 or 3.4 it is located between the engine and the trans just above the oil pan.
Either bad ground on your gauge or your electric cooling fans are going bad.
You need to replace the manifold and use Felpro Gaskets.
The timing chain is designed to last the life of the engine unlike a timing belt.
check your two fuse boxes one is between your passenger door and the dashboard and the othe is located in your engine labelled engine relay center
The firing order is 1,2,3,4,5,6. Front cylinders are 2,4,6 the rear 1,3,5 from left to right as you face the engine from the front.
no you don't if you know how to do it right but if you want to do it with out a struggle then it would be best to do it that way
The metal shavings are coming from something inside of the 1999 Silhouettes engine. A bearing is coming apart most likely, and the engine could fail if the problem is not fixed.
depends on where you go. Ive gotten quotes from 1400 to 3500. Just Picked up a used one for $600.
I think the negative terminal is under the fuse box to the left; you can barely get to it. However to jump from or to the Silhouette, you don't need the negative terminal. To jump the Silhouette, just attach the negative cable to metal, preferably of the engine block. To jump from the Silhouette, attach the negative cable to the large bolt about 10 inches to the right of the battery.
Intake manifold gasket leak....big problem with that engine. Sorry for the bad news.