1997 bravada problems
Molly

Laconia, NH

#21 Jan 11, 2007
I have a 2000 Bravada I love the car. But we have replaced the transmission just recently. Also replaced front ball joints,cracked oils lines twice. Gas mileage is horrible. Anyone know anything about the 2004 model?
Ray

Allentown, PA

#22 Feb 3, 2007
I have 97 Bravada and have had nothing but problems since we got it.Recently we had this shaking in the front whenever we acc.over 35 mph.So I rotated the tires and wallah it was a bad tire.Got it replaced then it ran good till recently I had a rebuilt transfercase put in.Got it back and the shaking came back.Rotated the tires again,but this time it didn't go away.The car is ok until I hit bout 45mph then it starts shaking again under acc.,get off the gas it's ok.Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Ray

Allentown, PA

#23 Feb 3, 2007

I have 97 Bravada and have had nothing but problems since we got it.Recently we had this shaking in the front whenever we acc.over 35 mph.So I rotated the tires and wallah it was a bad tire.Got it replaced then it ran good till recently I had a rebuilt transfercase put in.Got it back and the shaking came back.Rotated the tires again,but this time it didn't go away.The car is ok until I hit bout 45mph then it starts shaking again under acc.,get off the gas it's ok.Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Jennifer

United States

#24 Feb 5, 2007
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!!!!
My Boyfriend has a 97 olds Bravada and his light always comes on to and we have the problem stoping. All he does is unplug the computer under the dash on the passenger side and it will go away. Then he plugs it back up.Good luck with it!!!
Tanya

Cincinnati, OH

#25 Feb 13, 2007
Ray wrote:
I have 97 Bravada and have had nothing but problems since we got it.Recently we had this shaking in the front whenever we acc.over 35 mph.So I rotated the tires and wallah it was a bad tire.Got it replaced then it ran good till recently I had a rebuilt transfercase put in.Got it back and the shaking came back.Rotated the tires again,but this time it didn't go away.The car is ok until I hit bout 45mph then it starts shaking again under acc.,get off the gas it's ok.Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Be sure to have the bearings checked. I had that problem too
carlos

Newark, NJ

#26 Feb 19, 2007
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!!!!
check from hud berring ABS sensor.
must replase from riht or left hud berring i have same problem i put new one i have 1997 bravada i corret the problem
carlos

Newark, NJ

#27 Feb 19, 2007
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!
check the transfer case
Steve

Nicktown, PA

#28 Feb 23, 2007
I just bought a 2000 Bravada with low miles and things are constantly failing on it. Sometimes, especially making a sharp turn, the brake petal refuses to depress and this nearly caused me to plow right into the side of a large fuel tanker. The ABS light comes on intermittently so I had it checked and found that the front left wheel sensor has a short and so I will need to replace the entire hub - thanks GM. My previous car was a 91 Olds Ciera and I put 265,000 miles on it without 1 problem, therefore I figured they make good cars but this Bavada seems like junk so far at only 89,000 miles...

-Stephen Wolfe, [email protected]
alley

Overland Park, KS

#29 Apr 19, 2007
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?
We had the same problem and found out that the wrong lubricant was used in the axel case (front?)
Ya Boy

Sterling, IL

#30 Jun 4, 2007
I Have A 97 Bravada

Che engn light
Air Bag light
Anti Lock Brakes light
needs Intake Manifold repaired

Dony kno Why
Any Help???
ruralmailman

Rosalia, KS

#31 Jul 26, 2007
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!!!!
Just fixed ours, doing the same thing. It was a wheel bearing going bad. Be prepared to spend some money because it comes with a sensor and it's not cheap.
Dave

Ravenna, OH

#32 Sep 12, 2007
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?
This could also just be that you have lockers in the back. they'll make the wheels kinda jump a little if you turn the wheel to hard in reverse, or squeel if you turn hard in drive.
Dave

Ravenna, OH

#33 Sep 12, 2007
Ya Boy wrote:
I Have A 97 Bravada
Che engn light
Air Bag light
Anti Lock Brakes light
needs Intake Manifold repaired
Dony kno Why
Any Help???
Your check engine light should go off after you have the intake repaired... mine did the same thing, it started leaking water real badly and somehow it ended up in the oil, but if you get the manifold fixed it should get the check engine light to turn off.
Jamie

Edmonton, Canada

#34 Nov 7, 2007
i have 2002 bravada. When it is idling and i put the heater on it wants to stall.
Chris

Cave Spring, GA

#35 Dec 20, 2007
To fix the hopping in the front wheels you need to change your transfer case fluid..It takes ATF..The shaking in the front wheels is common in the oldsmobile bravada. Its commonly called crows walk..To change the fluid you need to drain it fill it drive it drain it and fill it again..3 nipples..top center and bottom open them all..Fill them till fluid runs back out...I also have a question..1991 oldmobile bravada..Went offroading today with some friends and i heard this on godly clicking noise from my truck..Got out on the road and it clicked for a little while and then went away..Anyone know what this is???
jngaile8

AOL

#36 Jan 8, 2008
I have a 1997 bravada, I would like to know if anyone knows if you can take out the front driveshaft out and still be able to drive the car?
1997 bravada

United States

#37 Feb 2, 2008
1997 bravada

250,000 miles

replaced motor at 225,000

replaced trans at 150,000 (reverse went out)

replaced front wheel hub, upper ball joints twice

replaced alternator twice

replaced radiotor 5 times!

right now im replacing some steering parts.

If your getting/own one of these, GET A TRANSMISSION COOLER, and keep your radiotor fluid flushed regularly, you will have a great ride!
1997 bravada

United States

#38 Feb 2, 2008
by the way they will still drive normally if you remove the front drive shaft, its gone on mine, obvously no 4 wheel drive benefits though. Didnt seem to affect my MPG, but also , get rid of your cat converter!
gpa

United States

#39 Feb 14, 2008
Well I've had my 1998 Bravada about 2 months and I've put almost $3000 of repairs into it. Right now I've noticed the "Service AWD" light coming on, maybe for the last few weeks or so. Haven't noticed any problems driving though. Am I in for something bad here? I've read up here on the transfer case fluid change, which I was thinking of doing as a precaution... Has anyone else had this light come on and later experienced problems with the AWD?
Also, is there a way to tell when it goes into AWD? Seems to be no indicator light to let you know when it has switched over. Thanks for your help in advance!
ron ny

AOL

#40 Mar 3, 2008
hello i have a 1998 olds bravada chanmged the fuel pump about 8 months ago then it stopped again mechanic found a lose wire up by the plennium and fixed that ran for 3 days now wont start again ,has 52 psi when you turn key to the accessiory position and cranks over but nothing acts likes it wants to start but doesnt any ideas thanks

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