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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 -> Precautions -> Battery Ground Cable -> Delco LOC II -> General Service Precautions -> Radio Security System -> Theftlock
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

Battery Ground Cable

Prior to service disconnect battery ground cable and isolate as required.

Radio Security System
Theftlock

If the Theftlock system is active when battery power is interrupted, the customers security code must be entered to restore proper function of the radio. To unlock a secured radio after power loss, proceed as follows:

  • "LOC" appears with ignition in On position.
  • Press "NM" and "000" will appear on display.
  • Press "NM" again to make last two digits agree with security code.
  • Press "HR" to make first 1 or 2 digits agree with security code.
  • Press "AM-FM" to select code entered. "SEC" wi...

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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 -> Power Brake Unit Replacement -> Bravada, S & T Series -> C & K Series -> G Series -> Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport & Venture
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

G Series

  • Remove brake pipes from master cylinder. Plug pipes to prevent fluid contamination.
  • Remove master cylinder attaching nuts and position master cylinder aside.
  • Disconnect stop lamp switch electrical connector.
  • Remove stop lamp switch retainer from brake pedal pin, then the stop lamp switch from brake pedal support.
  • Disconnect power brake unit pushrod from brake pedal.
  • Remove attaching nuts, then the power brake unit.
  • Reverse procedure to install.
    • Torque booster retaining nuts to 27 ft. lbs.
    • Torque master cylinder retaining nuts to 27 ft. lbs.
    • Torque brake pipe fittings...

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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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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 -> Component Service -> Assemble -> Bendix Master Cylinder -> Delco Master Cylinder -> Disassemble -> Tracker Master Cylinder -> Wheel Cylinder
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

Delco Master Cylinder

When performing the following procedures, refer to Figs. and noting that the composite reservoir may vary in design.

Disassemble
  • Remove master cylinder from vehicle.
  • Remove reservoir cover and diaphragm. Discard old brake fluid in reservoir.
  • Inspect cover and diaphragm. Replace if cut, cracked or deformed.
  • Remove fluid level switch and proportioning valve assembly, if equipped.
  • Depress primary piston and remove lock ring.
  • Plug primary fluid outlet (outlet nearest to cowl when master cylinder is installed), then apply compressed air into secondary fluid outlet t...

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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+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Description -> Hydraulic Control Valves -> Master Cylinder
Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4 V6 GAS

Master Cylinder

Some vehicles use a conventional tandem master cylinder with two hydraulic pistons operating in-line. The primary piston controls the front brake system and the secondary piston controls the rear brake system.

Other models use a master cylinder that operates the same as the conventional master cylinder, but also incorporates a quick take-up feature in the rear chamber to reduce excessive pedal travel which may result from increased fluid displacement required to move the low drag caliper piston out against the rotor.

The quick take-up uses a spring-loaded ball check val...

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