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Transmission Failure

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,300.00
Average Mileage:
87,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (1 reports)
1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 082001

(reported on)

Silhouette

  • 87,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I am a Salesperson putting on 36,000 highway miles per year. My first Transmission self destructed at 28,700 miles. It was covered under warranty. The garage installed a "SERTA" Transmission (factory rebuilt) with a 3 year 50,000 mile warranty. At 87,500 miles that tansmission also "smoked", (out of warranty) I found out that there is an inherent problem with these transmissions.

The first transmission went out with a Bang! The second time it started to slip a little bit between second and third, leading to total failure a short time later.

- , Appleton, WI, USA

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