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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 4dr Edition



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Mechanic Q: Passenger side power slider won't unlock?

My passenger side power slider will not unlock automatically OR manually and I cannot open it. The alarm system will arm and disarm without problem and all other doors lock/unlock normally but the lock on the slider tries to open but doesn't. How can I unlock this door without disassembling the door panel and disenguaging the locking mechanism? What's causing this?

Mechanic Q: possible bad thernmostat??

I have a 2000 Olds Silhouette Premier with 187,989 miles. Once the van warms up, the temp guage shows normal and my heater works fine with plenty of heat. After 25-30 miles or so of driving, suddenly the blower gives me cold air, the temp guage shoots up to the top and the idiot light showing "engine temp hot" comes on whereupon I quickly pull over and let it cool off. There is no discoloration in the oil and I'm not leaking any oil or coolant, and no smoke in my exhaust. There is no discernable leaking around the head, intake manifold gasket seals or t-stat housing and coolant level remains steady. I've checked all of the posts here related to the gasket problems but I am convinced this is not the problem. Instead I think the T-stat is suddenly sticking closed and needs to be replaced. I will check the top rad hose next time this happens to see if it is hot or cold but does my diagnosis sound right to anyone else? Oh yea, anyone know how to force open a power slider that won't unlock electrically or manually?

A: Passenger side power slider won't unlock?

Thanks...How do you get the door panel off?

Q: Passenger side power slider won't unlock?

My power slider will not unlock automatically OR manually and I cannot open it. The alarm system will arm and disarm without problem and all other doors lock/unlock normally but the lock on the slider tries to open but doesn't. How can I unlock this door without disassembling the door panel and disenguaging the locking mechanism? What's causing this?