1997 bravada problems
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wendy47546

United States

#1 Dec 21, 2005
I HAVE THIS YEAR AND I HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT THROW MONEY AT IT. IS THE NORMAL FOR OLDSMOBILE VEHICLES, OR BRAVADA'S FOR THAT MATTER? WHERE'S THE FUEL FILTER ON A 97 BRAVADA?
RALPH2785

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jan 27, 2006
wendy47546 wrote:
I HAVE THIS YEAR AND I HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT THROW MONEY AT IT. IS THE NORMAL FOR OLDSMOBILE VEHICLES, OR BRAVADA'S FOR THAT MATTER? WHERE'S THE FUEL FILTER ON A 97 BRAVADA?
NO, ITS NOT NORMAL...BC I HAD A 94 AND IT LASTED FOREVER..IT DEPENDS ON WHO OWNED IT BEFORE YOU,OR YOU MUST OF GOT A LEMON VEHICLE.
nitrohogg

United States

#3 Feb 22, 2006
I've been working on a friends 97 bravada since he bought it and it has been nothing but problems for him, including a new motor, two power steering pumps, ball joint broke when his daughter was driving, check engine lite coming and going, crapy poppit valve injectors always sticking, now the transfer case is making noise on acceleration, removed the front driveshaft and the noise went away along with the fuel milage which sucked anyway. lemon is an understatement.
nitrohogg

United States

#4 Feb 22, 2006
oh yea, the fuel filter is in the frame rail underneath.
J krussell

Indian River, MI

#5 Feb 28, 2006
I have a 2000 bravada and i also have had alot of trouble, at times it sounds like a rod going thu the motor. and the dealer cant find anything wrong... the colder its been lately, it sounds louder in the morning when first starting .. i also have had crack oil lines that has been replaced to the tune of 400.00 . and its has click under the dash that has been there since i have got the car... could go on but does anyone have any ideas on the knock.
thanks much
NIKA NEWYORK

AOL

#6 Mar 15, 2006
I HAVE A 97 BRAVADA AND THE ABS ANTI LOCK- LIGHT ON MY DASH HAS BEEN ON FOR 4 MONTHS NOW AN SINCE THEN BOUT ONCE A WEEK MY TRUCK WONT STOP!!! LUCKLY ITS ALWAYS UNDER 20MPH, BUT STILL A PROBLEM!!! THEY HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, PULLED OFF EVERY TIRE, ITS NOT THE MASTER CYLENDER! DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO HELP ME???? PLEASE!!!!
Jason

Prior Lake, MN

#7 Mar 17, 2006
I also have a 97 Bravada, and my only issue is my transmission. I replaced it once and now I am going to have to pull it out again and replace the shift solenoids. Other than that, just a bunch of little, typical maintenance. Good Luck
JUSTIN 1795

AOL

#8 Mar 27, 2006
I have a 2000 bravada and its fine exept when you back up and tund the wheel it feels real bumpy and shakey.Dont know why?
Ivan

Norfolk, VA

#9 Apr 14, 2006
I have a 1996 Bravada. The only setback on my vehicle is that the windshield wipers won't activate on several occasions. I heard that the manufacture is recalling them for a replacement. Is it true? Need more input.

Thank You.
Amy

Murray, IA

#10 Jul 10, 2006
My Bravada has been making a terrible noise when accelerating and has just gotten worse. No one seems to be able to tell me what the problem is.
Thanks!
terry

Morton, IL

#11 Aug 30, 2006
just got a 2003 model .high mileage but great price. have anybody had anything go bad on this model year??? thanks for any feed back
nitrohogg

United States

#12 Sep 13, 2006
I'll tell you the rod knock is a problem in all 4.3 vortec's I'm a maechanic and have replaced these engine numerous times, one day they sound perfect and the next day they trow a rod! if you haven't already.
J krussell wrote:
I have a 2000 bravada and i also have had alot of trouble, at times it sounds like a rod going thu the motor. and the dealer cant find anything wrong... the colder its been lately, it sounds louder in the morning when first starting .. i also have had crack oil lines that has been replaced to the tune of 400.00 . and its has click under the dash that has been there since i have got the car... could go on but does anyone have any ideas on the knock.
thanks much
nitrohogg

United States

#13 Sep 13, 2006
I have run into this problem also in many GM trucks. the front wheel sensors get rust and crap under where they seat in the spindle and back away from the abs pick up wheel on the axle or hub, usally causes the anti lock to turn on under five miles an hour and you can't stop!
NIKA NEWYORK wrote:
I HAVE A 97 BRAVADA AND THE ABS ANTI LOCK- LIGHT ON MY DASH HAS BEEN ON FOR 4 MONTHS NOW AN SINCE THEN BOUT ONCE A WEEK MY TRUCK WONT STOP!!! LUCKLY ITS ALWAYS UNDER 20MPH, BUT STILL A PROBLEM!!! THEY HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, PULLED OFF EVERY TIRE, ITS NOT THE MASTER CYLENDER! DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO HELP ME???? PLEASE!!!!
nitrohogg

United States

#14 Sep 13, 2006
have your front axles checked, since it's all wheel drive some of what you discribe is normal. the half shafts bind a little when you turn.
JUSTIN 1795 wrote:
I have a 2000 bravada and its fine exept when you back up and tund the wheel it feels real bumpy and shakey.Dont know why?
nitrohogg

United States

#15 Sep 13, 2006
YES! there was a recall on the mid 90's truck wiper motors, don't know if gm is still doing it but its worth a try.
Ivan wrote:
I have a 1996 Bravada. The only setback on my vehicle is that the windshield wipers won't activate on several occasions. I heard that the manufacture is recalling them for a replacement. Is it true? Need more input.
Thank You.
nitrohogg

United States

#16 Sep 13, 2006
a popping noise on heavy acceleration? it's the transfer case. there is a part in there called a viscous coupler, I think I spelled that right? what it does is tranfer power from front to rear at a different percent, 45 to the front and 65 to the rear, this is about a 4 to 5 hundred dollar part! your best bet it to get a rebuilt case, or a used one at the junk yard!
Amy wrote:
My Bravada has been making a terrible noise when accelerating and has just gotten worse. No one seems to be able to tell me what the problem is.
Thanks!
JAMES

Springfield, MO

#17 Sep 18, 2006
HI, I HAVE A 1998 BRAVADA HAVE SOME OF THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH THE WIPERS,AND SEVERS ENG,LIGHT ,AIR BAG LIGHT AND HAD TRANY WORKED ON ALL READY,FRONT END SWAY BAR AND BOLLJOINT BAD , AND NOW FUELPUMP OR FITER IM HOPPING JUST FILTER LOL ,BECAUSE YOU NO WHATS INVOLD IN THAT MESS , AND I JUST FILLED THE TANK WITH GAS , BRAKES SAME AS THE REST OF THE COMPLANTS ,FAILD TO STOP , NEED TO HAVE THEM LOOK AT , STOPS GOOD IN NORMAL DRIVING , BUT NOT GOOD IN AN EMERGENCY STOP ANY WAY SOME OTHER STUFF , THANKS, AND GLAD THERES SOME ONE WHO CARES AND LISTEN TO ARE TROUBLES .
JAMES

Springfield, MO

#18 Sep 18, 2006
PS.OH YA THE MANE RESONE I WROTE,THERES GOT TO BE A CHEEPER FUEL PUMP ,THEY WANT 300$ 4 ONE THATS CRAZY , IM STILL SEARCHING ? ANY SUGESTION, THANKS AGIAN ,
nitrohogg

United States

#19 Oct 14, 2006
autozone sells the for a little over $200
JAMES wrote:
PS.OH YA THE MANE RESONE I WROTE,THERES GOT TO BE A CHEEPER FUEL PUMP ,THEY WANT 300$ 4 ONE THATS CRAZY , IM STILL SEARCHING ? ANY SUGESTION, THANKS AGIAN ,
Andrew

Canton, MI

#20 Dec 5, 2006
I have a 2003 Bravada and I get very bad gas mileage. I was wondering if there is something that I can do to increase that. I have had the fuel system flushed and cleaned also a new fuel filter please let me know.

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