How do you replace an exterior drivers door handle on an Oldsmobile Silhouette?
Typically the handle does not need to be replaced. If the handle is there but does nothing more than flop back and forth then a part, usually plastic, has broken inside the door. This part usually fits into one part and snaps onto another part. This combination pulls a rod attached to the door releasing mechanism. Oldsmobile dealers and some auto part stores will have a pictorial view of these internal door parts. Very labor intensive to replace.
Do you need to tilt the engine to remove and replace starter on 1993 Oldsmobile silhouette 3800 series?
I have a 2000 oldsmobile and i had this problem with the drivers side. come to find out it was the switch and not the motor. If you check with a local junk yard you can pick up a good one for half the cost. I did replace the window motor but it still didnt work. i recommend the switch first then if that doesnt fix it then invest in teh window motor. save urself…
How do you replace the overhead console lamp and the steering wheel lamps on an Oldsmobile Silhouette?
I had taken my 2000 Silhouette in for other problems and since I had it in the shop, I asked about the lamps on the overhead console and on the steering wheel remotes for the radio. They told me that the lamps are not replaceable, but the whole switch has to bed replaced. I thought that this was quite a bummer.
Depending on model year the now discontinued Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan type vehicle may have been equipped with a combination of pressed in and sealed wheel bearings. Sealed wheel bearings involve unbolting the hubs and replacing them with new units. Pressed in bearings must be removed, repacked with fresh grease and then pressed by industrial unit, then reinstalled. Machine shops can also repress in bearings if you do not have a press.
All of my 2002 Silhouette outside lights had small leaks when I purchased the van used. I did not notice this when I bought it but shortly after, my rear lights all went out. I had to replace the whole assembly including the covers. I have not had any problems in the 4 years since I did that. After talking to several mechanics, I understand that is very common in the Silhouettes. Hope this helps.
The gas gauge on my 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette goes to half a tank then does not work how do i fix it?
The fuel filter is located underneath (drivers side) of the vehicle on the inside of the frame. It is just about even with the aft of the drivers door. You will have to jack the vehicle and securely support it on jackstands in order to remove and replace the filter. Remember to relieve the fuel system pressure at the Schrader valve located on the fuel rail then disconnect the negative terminal of the battery before…