Silhouette Van

Some auto repair questions and answer related to the Oldsmobile Silhouette.


1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette. 3.4 V6
Question: Days after rebuilt the engine the check engine light came on do I went to the auto parts to connect the scan and the guy told me the problem was code P0440 but the light has been coming on and out. Thanks.

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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette.
3400 V6 engine.
Question: I had my van at my parent's to help my brother fix his same make and model van A/C doesn't work. He unplugged the compressor to check voltage on mine to see if it was the same as his

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Transmission problem with my 2000 Olds Silhouette Premiere.

Check engine light. Scanned GM Computer code P0742.
I had the filter and fluid changed added Transgard.

My transmission keeps messing up when warm changed fluid and filter added Transgard worked for awhile and started again after long trip.

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How Things Work

Does My Car Need A Front End Alignment?

Why should you get a front end alignment? Improper front end alignment is a major cause of premature tire wear. Over years of driving, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to the life of your tires. Most tires are replaced because of premature wear caused by the front end being out of alignment. When the front end is line properly, this makes it easier for the car to roll. Read more...

Common Engine Codes

Code P0420 Catalytic Converter Failure

To control emissions of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), a three-way catalytic converter is used. The catalyst within the converter promotes a chemical reaction which oxidizes the HC and CO present in the exhaust gas, converting them into harmless water vapor and carbon dioxide. The catalyst also reduces NOx, converting the NOx to nitrogen.

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