About Oldsmobile Bravada
Oldsmobile Bravada is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured by General Motors and sold under its brand Oldsmobile from 1991 to 1994 and again from 1996 to 2004. The first Oldsmobile Bravada was introduced for the 1991 model year as General Motors' first foray into the mid-size SUV class and also Oldsmobile's only SUV model. As a 4-door SUV, Oldsmobile Bravada had been produced through three generations.
The second generation Oldsmobile Bravada (1996-2001) was introduced in 1996 as no 1995 models produced. It was available in 4-door, 5-passenger configuration and equipped with all-wheel drive system. The only available engine is the 4.3 L 191 hp L35 Vortec 4300 V6 engine with single exhaust. The third generation Oldsmobile Bravada (2002-2004) hit the market in February 2001. It then was available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems. There was a Final 500 special edition when the Oldsmobile brand demised in 2004. Oldsmobile Bravada was powered by a 4.2 L 270 hp LL8 Atlas inline 4-cylidner engine since 2002.
Oldsmobile Bravada Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Anything would wear and tear as time passes by, without exception for Oldsmobile Bravada. Some problems would start to come for it as accumulation of its mileage. And in order to help more Oldsmobile Bravada owners in diagnosing and solving common problems on it, we have collected two most common:
First, transmission failure and the vehicle won't go into all gears. Based on Oldsmobile Bravada drivers' description as indicator does not match the gear or vehicle starts in another gear. Sometimes, it would be difficult to shift gears and the engine RPM shows higher than it should be. Gear slippage may happen as well. If any above symptoms appear on your Bravada, you can try checking the shift cable, oil pressure switch and flywheel just for in case.
Second, engine and suspension issues. Engine issues on Oldsmobile Bravada show as slower acceleration response, overheating, squealing noise coming from behind the dashboard and illuminated Check Engine Light, which could be caused by a broken radiator, speedometer, body control module or throttle cable. As for suspension failure, faulty front cross-member and sway bar bushing are often the culprits on Bravada.
Actually, some electrical auto parts on Oldsmobile Bravada such as instrument cluster, turn light switch, oxygen sensor, distributor cap, and ambient temperature sensor are also easy to go break. Not to mention some daily used parts, drive belt for instance. Wiper switch and wiper motor are key parts of windshield wiper or wiper blade; they should keep at prime condition to provide bright and clear driving vision for you.
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