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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Delphi Type VI -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1997 -> 1997 Silhouette -> 1997 Tracker -> 1997 Trans Sport -> 1997 Venture -> 1998 -> 1998 Silhouette -> 1998 Tracker -> 1998 Trans Sport -> 1998 Venture -> 1998-99 -> 1999 Montana -> 1999 Silhouette -> 1999 Tracker -> 1999 Venture -> 1999-2001 -> 2000 Montana -> 2000 Silhouette -> 2000 Tracker -> 2000 Venture -> 2000-01 -> 20001 Venture -> 2001 Montana -> 2001 Silhouette -> 2001 Tracker -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Connector Pin ID -> Diagnosis Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Enhanced Diagnostics -> Intermittents & Poor Connections -> Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport & Venture -> Temperature Vs. Resistance -> Tracker -> Wiring Diagrams
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) can only be read by connecting a suitably programmed scan tool to the Data Link Connector (DLC) and following the tool manufacturer instructions.

Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation

Refer to Figs. and , for Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) interpretation.

Wiring Diagrams

Refer to wiring diagrams in Vehicle Systems

Connector Pin ID

Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport & Venture

Refer to Figs. and for connector pin identification.

Tracker

Refer to Figs. and , for connector pin identification.

Diagnosis Tests

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> Inspection -> Adjuster Mechanism -> Backing Plate -> Brake Drums -> Brake Linings & Springs -> General System -> Parking Brake Cable
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

General System

  • Inspect components for damage or unusual wear. Replace as required.
  • Inspect backing plate mounting bolts and ensure they are tight.
  • Inspect wheel cylinders. Excessive fluid indicates cup leakage and need for wheel cylinder replacement. Slight amount of fluid is always present and is considered normal, acting as lubricant for cylinder pistons.
  • Check adjuster screw operation. If satisfactory, lightly lubricate adjusting screw and washer with suitable brake lube. If operation is unsatisfactory, replace.
  • C clean rust and dirt from shoe contact surfaces on backing plate using fi...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Delco Brake Booster -> Description -> Operation -> Single Diaphragm Type -> Tandem (Dual) Diaphragm Type
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

In order to properly service power brake systems, a thorough understanding of the various power assist systems is necessary. These systems provide a mechanical assist, acting to increase the force applied to the master cylinder piston by the driver while decreasing the effort necessary to obtain acceptable stopping performance. Two basic types of power assist mechanisms are used: vacuum assist diaphragm assemblies which use engine vacuum and in some cases vacuum from an external vacuum pump, and hydraulic assist assemblies which use hydraulic pressure developed by an external pump (...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Delco Single Piston Sliding Caliper -> Rotor Replacement -> 2WD Models -> 4WD Models -> Astro, Blazer, Bravada, Jimmy, K1500/2500 & T Series Pickup -> Except Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport & Venture -> Front -> K3500 -> Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport & Venture -> Rear
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

2WD Models

Except Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport & Venture
Front
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Remove caliper as outlined under "Caliper Service."
  • Remove grease cap from hub/rotor, Fig. .
  • Remove cotter pin, nut and washer.
  • Remove hub/rotor from spindle, being careful not to damage spindle threads or outer bearing.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Apply high-temperature wheel bearing grease to inner and outer wheel bearings.
    • Torque nut to 12 ft. lbs. while turning wheel assembly forward by hand, back nut off one flat or until hole in spindle...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> Precautions
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

When working on or around brake assemblies, care must be taken to prevent breathing asbestos dust, as many manufacturers incorporate asbestos fibers in the production of brake linings. During routine service operations, the amount of asbestos dust from brake lining wear is at a low level because of a chemical breakdown during use and a few precautions will minimize exposure. Do not sand or grind brake linings unless suitable local exhaust ventilation equipment is used to prevent ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Brake System Bleed -> Hydraulic System Flush -> Manual Bleed -> Master Cylinder Bleed -> Parking Brake Bleed -> Pressure Bleed
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

Manual Bleed

  • If vehicle is equipped with power brakes, remove vacuum reserve by applying brakes several times with engine off.
  • Fill master cylinder reservoirs with suitable brake fluid. Ensure to always keep master cylinder reservoirs at least half full during entire bleeding procedure.
  • If master cylinder is suspected to have air in the bore, it must be bled first. To bleed master cylinder, proceed as follows:
    • Disconnect forward brake pipe connection at master cylinder.
    • Allow brake fluid to fill master cylinder bore until it begins to flow from forward pipe connector port.
    • Connect ...

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