Question about 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Most cars temperatures are at around 225 degrees before the high speed fans turn on. And then it only reduces it to around 210. If your car is too hot, first you will hear the lifters pinging and tapping. Then you may hear some rod knock. After that your car will just shut down. Too late then.
Posted on May 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
as long as the engine temperature is normal, i would suspect a clogged heater core, the dex-cool antifreeze is notorious for building up deposits in cooling system. have heater core flushed first to see if it makes any difference
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
Check around, I'm sure that you can find someone that can do it for less money.
I don't know if the radiator was bad or not, so I can't offer advice on that.
If your mechanic charges $100.00 per hour or more, I can see where they get the quote from.
If you need more assistance, post a comment.
Where are you located?
Maybe we can help suggest a mechanic for you.
Posted on May 10, 2009
This is basicly a very time consuming job rather than a physically hard one to complete. In order to replace the gasket you must remove the intake plenum,throttle body, and misc. vacuum hoses. The wiring harness connections must also be disconnected. Finally the intake manifold is exposed. The bolts holding the manifold to the block are removed exposing the leaking gasket. After removing the push rods and placing them in the correct order to be replaced the gasket and sealants can be removed. Finally replace everything in reverse order. Be sure to consult a GM manual for correct bolt torch specs. The correct specs for the manifold bolts usually come with the gasket. Make sure to change your oil a few times after this job in case any coolant entered the block. Also,change the thermostat and the oil seal on the distributor half shaft cap while you have everything off. Good Luck
Posted on May 12, 2009
Your Problem Can VERY WELL BE with the Temp Sensor, As It Is the First in This Electrucal Circut . it Waits for 210-230 Degree Engine temp and Gives that Sygnal to the ECM then ECM Grounds out the Cooling FAN RELAY To Turn ON the FANS and the Temp Sensor is Usualy THE #1 Culpret Closley in front of the RELAY.
There are 2 Sensors On this Vehicle The One You Replaced and One Located At Trans Side of
Engine Closer to Front of Vehicle At the Head ,Thereis a 2 wire Plug On it and This Sensor Goes to the ECT witch CONTROLS COOLING FAN RELAY. Hope this Helps and if you Need A Diagram For this It Must be Emailed as FixYa Does NOT Support Large Picture Files. My Email Add. Is MY
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Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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