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The following models are encompassed by this manual: Silhouette / Oldsmobile (General Motors)
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette
2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette
2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Production year(s): 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Manual Language: English
Printable: Yes (with all printers)
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• The Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan is equipped with a 3.4-liter V6 engine.
• The engine generates a horsepower ranging from 180 to 185.
• It features a 4-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting.
• The Silhouette has front-wheel drive (FWD) configuration.
• It utilizes a sequential fuel injection system for optimal fuel delivery.
• The engine has a bore and stroke of 92 mm x 84 mm.
• The compression ratio is 9.5:1.
• The Silhouette has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a twist-beam rear suspension.
• It features power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering for easy maneuverability.
• The minivan has a fuel tank capacity of 20 gallons (75.7 liters).
• The Oldsmobile Silhouette offers a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds (1,587 kg).
• It has a curb weight ranging from 3,982 to 4,134 pounds (1,805 to 1,875 kg).
• The wheelbase measures 120 inches (3,048 mm).
• The Silhouette is 194.9 inches (4,952 mm) long, 73.7 inches (1,872 mm) wide, and 68.4 inches (1,737 mm) tall.
• The minivan comes with 16-inch wheels.
• It features front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.
• The Oldsmobile Silhouette has a seating capacity for up to seven passengers.
• The minivan offers a spacious cargo capacity, with rear seats that can be folded or removed.
• It comes with dual sliding doors for convenient access to the rear seating area.
• The Silhouette features power-adjustable front seats for driver and passenger comfort.
• It is equipped with front and rear air conditioning and heating for climate control.
• The minivan offers various safety features, including anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control, and dual front airbags.
• It features power windows and door locks for convenience.
• The Silhouette has a comprehensive instrument cluster with various gauges and indicators.
Facts and Details:
- The Oldsmobile Silhouette was part of General Motors' family of minivans, along with the Chevrolet Venture and Pontiac Trans Sport/Montana.
- It featured a distinctive design with a streamlined profile and aerodynamic styling.
- The Silhouette offered optional all-wheel drive (AWD) for enhanced traction and stability.
- The minivan featured a rear-seat entertainment system, including a flip-down LCD screen and VCR or DVD player.
- It introduced power sliding doors, allowing passengers to easily enter and exit the vehicle.
- The Oldsmobile Silhouette was equipped with a unique rear suspension system, called the Load-Leveling Control System, to maintain proper ride height under heavy loads.
- It offered an optional rear air suspension for a smoother ride and improved handling.
- The Silhouette featured an innovative automatic load-leveling system that adjusted the suspension based on the weight distribution of the vehicle.
- It had a spacious interior with versatile seating configurations, including captain's chairs and a removable third-row bench.
- The minivan boasted various storage compartments and cup holders for added convenience.
- The Silhouette was well-regarded for its comfortable ride quality and quiet cabin.
I- t received positive safety ratings, with features such as child safety locks, rear parking sensors, and available side-impact airbags.
Maintenance Intervals and Tips:
- Regular oil and filter changes are recommended every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or as specified in the owner's manual.
- Spark plugs should be inspected and replaced every 30,000 miles.
- Air filters should be checked and replaced if dirty or clogged.
- The cooling system should be flushed and refilled every 2 years or as specified in the owner's manual.
- Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years or as specified in the owner's manual.
- Regularly check the condition of belts and hoses for signs of wear or damage.
- The timing belt should be replaced according to the manufacturer's recommended interval.
- The battery should be inspected and tested regularly.
- Keep tires properly inflated and rotate them every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to ensure even wear.
- Regularly inspect the suspension components for signs of wear or damage.
- Maintain a clean interior and exterior, and wax the paint to protect it from the elements.
- Follow the recommended maintenance schedule outlined in the owner's manual for specific maintenance tasks.
Common Issues and Solutions:
Issue: Engine overheating. Solution: Check coolant levels, inspect radiator hoses for leaks or blockages, and ensure the cooling fan is functioning properly.
Issue: Electrical problems (e.g., power windows or locks not working). Solution: Check fuses and wiring connections, and replace any faulty components as needed.
Issue: Transmission slipping or shifting issues. Solution: Check transmission fluid levels and condition, and consider a transmission fluid flush or replacement if necessary.
Issue: ABS or traction control warning lights illuminated. Solution: Have the ABS system inspected by a qualified technician to diagnose and resolve the issue.
Popular Tuning Tips and Modifications:
Upgrading to high-performance spark plugs and ignition coils for improved combustion and power delivery.
Installing a cold air intake system for increased airflow and engine efficiency.
Upgrading to a performance exhaust system for enhanced sound and slight power gains.
Installing aftermarket suspension components for improved handling and stability.
Upgrading to larger wheels and performance tires for improved traction and appearance.
Available Accessories and Aftermarket Options:
Roof rack and cargo carriers
Trailer hitch and towing accessories
All-weather floor mats
Rear-seat entertainment systems
Remote start systems
Backup cameras and parking sensors
Custom-fit seat covers
Bluetooth hands-free kits
Cargo organizers and storage solutions
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
Owners have appreciated the Oldsmobile Silhouette for its smooth ride, spacious interior, and family-friendly features. The minivan's comfortable seating and versatile storage options were often praised. However, some owners mentioned issues with electrical components and occasional transmission problems. Overall, the Silhouette was seen as a reliable and practical choice for families.
Most Frequently Repaired Components:
- Electrical system repairs (e.g., power window switches, door lock actuators)
- Transmission repairs and servicing
- Cooling system repairs (e.g., radiator, thermostat, water pump)
- Brake system repairs and maintenance (e.g., brake pads, rotors, calipers)
- Suspension component repairs (e.g., struts, control arms, bushings)
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