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Clunk in front end.
Hey there. There are several possible causes for a clunk in the front end. It could be a ball joint, stabilizer bar, steering linkage, or any number of other possible causes. Differential fluid being low is also a possible cause,...
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Rough/ low idle, smells rich, and has a knocking sound near rear (like exhaust is rattling).
Hello. This may be potentially related to the mass air flow sensor or throttle position sensor. Initially, it may have been a faulty O2 sensor, but now since that has been replaced, that part of the system should work correctly....
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Engine bogging down when making a turn
For your 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada, you may have a problem in the transfer case causing the AWD to be engaged when it shouldn't. In this case, the transfer case encoder is not working correctly and should be replaced. The problem...
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Screeching sounds around front left tire
The front brake pads should have a metal sensor on the brake pads to indicate when they are getting low on pad material. They will squeal or screech anytime you are moving. Have the front brakes inspected and replaced as...
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Car jerking upon acceleration, sluggish engine
You will need to have the ignition and fuel systems checked. The fuel pump and filter should be checked for correct pressure and flow due to clogged filter or pump pressure. The ignition should be checked to see if the...
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Heat Won't Blow at Floor
There is an actuator that controls the vent doors inside the system that open and close to direct air flow. When this is not working properly, this can improperly engage different vents intermittently or sometimes not at all. I would...
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Won't fire
The vehicle uses the crankshaft and camshaft sensors to control the spark and fuel injection of the engine. You should have the computer scanned to get codes, to see which sensor set a code.
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rear wiper motor
Hello. The best way to cut power to the rear wiper motor is to remove the trim from the rear liftgate. Once the trim from the rear liftgate has been removed, the rear wiper motor should be accessible. Once the...
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We have a 2002 olds bravada that clunks when we turn left. What would cause this?
Hi there. Although most of the time a damaged or worn out CV joint can cause this symptom, it's also possible that a faulty or worn out steering stabilizer bar bushing or upper/lower control arm bushings may also be the...
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Transmission issues
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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turned heater on small amount of smoke came through vents checked radiator levels were fine
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vents can pick up all sorts of fumes, smoke, and smells from the engine bay and blow them into the cab. If the smoke you saw was related to the cooling system, its...
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I'm not sure what's wrong or what I need to fix.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise may be coming from several components. If the blower motor is failing, the amount of air blowing would likely change. Due to the fact the blower seems to be working consistently, the...
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My car's air smog pump check valve went out.
If the pipe check valve broke on the air smog pump on your vehicle, then the issue could be that the valve has had many hours of use and gave out, or the valve could have gotten water inside the...
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Battery replacement
Your battery is generally held in by a strap or a set of bolts and connected to two cables (positive and negative). Depending on your ability and access to tools, this generally requires very little time and a couple of...
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Car does not start
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Is there a way to check if my all-wheel drive is functioning properly?
Hi there. My research has found that your vehicle has what is called a "SmartTrak" system for the all wheel drive. This system allegedly has to detect wheels slipping prior to transferring power to the other wheels; the front wheels....
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Head lights gone out
Hello, thank you for writing in. If both headlights have gone out at the same time, its unlikely the issue is a bulb problem. You may want to start by checking the fuses first. There is also a relay that...
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why is the new air ride compresser louder than before? 20020 Oldsmobile Bravada
Hi - couple of possibilities for a "louder than before" air pump. If the pump was not securely bolted to the frame when installing it, vibration, and new noise radiates through the frame. If the spare tire, which encloses the...
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Cooling fans
Hi There, The fan running slow may suggest you have a faulty coolant fan relay or a bad cooling fan resistor, which controls the speed of the fan. Either of these two components may cause the cooling fans to come...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity...

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