Oct 202010
 

I’m picking up a rear wiper motor for my 2003 Olds Silhouette today.

I haven’t yet disassembled the old one to see how it goes together, or what it’ll take to fix it.

Any suggestions/advice/links? I’m assuming it’s going to be undoing some bolts and/or threaded rings, cutting some wires, soldering or splicing, and putting the new one on in reverse order. (Yep, I know to take out the fuse first.)

By the way, I’m replacing it because it seems frozen up. I can’t try something as simple as oiling it to see if it’ll go again, can I? The motor still makes noise when you switch it on – a godawful one. But the blade won’t move.

Response:
The gear is probably broken in the motor… You will probably have to remove the back paneling from the trunk to install it you shouldn’t have to cut any wires… There should be a snap plug

Apr 232009
 

1996 Oldsmobile Achieva, SL, with 101,000 miles on it. I changed out the Instrument Panel because the odometer was not working. Now it seems the computer will not accept the new instrument panel. I think that it needs to have the computer reset or reprogrammed, because the car will run for approximately 10 seconds, then shut off and there doesn’t seem anything else wrong. Please explain how to reset the computer or tell me where I can find out how to reset the computer.

Answer:

When replacing the instrument panel on this model you must perform a relearn to the theft system after the repair has been made. Here is what I would recommend that you try.

Time required, approximately 10 minutes.

  1. Insure that the battery is fully charged.
  2. Use the scan tool in order to clear the DTCs.
  3. Turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the CRANK position attempting to start the vehicle. The vehicle will start and then stall.
  4. Leave the ignition switch in the ON position while observing the security indicator.
  5. When the security indicator turns off, which can take up to 10 minutes, turn the ignition switch off. Wait 10 seconds.
  6. Turn ignition to start, at this point the vehicle should start and run.
Jul 032008
 

If you smell gas don’t hesitate as it may catch fire. This is a safety issue and has been recalled for repair for the 2004 Olds Alero.

Recall Date

MAR 12, 2007

Model Affected

2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO

Description

CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, P/NOS. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, AND FP10027-11B1, SOLD AFTER JANUARY 9, 2007, AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE UNIVERSAL PRESSURE REGULATORS (UPR) WERE PRODUCED WITHOUT AN O’RING AND RETAINER.

Consequence

FUEL MAY LEAK, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

Remedy

DELPHI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE UPR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DELPHI AT 877-411-8770.

Potential Units Affected

742

Notes

DELPHI