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Posts Tagged: Bravada

Fan clutch issues Rainier Trailblazer S10 Ascender Bravada 9-7X S15 Envoy

Fix Fan clutch issues Rainier Trailblazer S10 Ascender Bravada 9-7X S15 Envoy If you encounter Electronic Fan clutch issues on Rainier, Trailblazer, S10, Isuzu Ascender, Oldmobile Bravada, Saab 9-7X, and S15 GMC Envoy, read this. The electronic fan clutch in the above vehicles experiences almost a 100% failure rate. The purpose of the fan is to reduce drag on the engine at highway speeds where “ram-air” is enough to cool the radiator. At highway speeds, a fully engaged clutch actually spins slower than the air coming through the radiator. So it … Read More

ABS light on GM vehicles

Why is my ABS light on GM vehicles GM has issued a TSB #04-05-025-002A covering the following vehicles: 2004 Buick Rainier 2002-04 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT 2003-04 Chevrolet Silverado 2000-04 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe 2003-04 Chevrolet Avalanche, Trailblazer 2003-04 Chevrolet SSR 1999-04 GMC Sierra 2000-04 GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL 2002-04 GMC Envoy 2004 GMC Envoy XUV 2002-2004 Oldsmobile Bravada The problem shows up as a glowing ABS light and trouble coded C0265, C0201, U1041 and a loss of communication with the brake module (EBCM). The TSB warns dealers NOT … Read More

Transfer Case Shudder GM trucks

My transfer shudders as I drive my GM truck GM has issued a TSB (#99-04-1-005A) for 1999-01 Chevrolet and GMC L-Van models and Oldsmobile Bravada equipped with the NV136 transfer case. The symptom is a vibration or “shudder” that occurs during tight turning on dry pavement and at speeds less than 5mph. The problem has been linked to what GM calls “Slip-stick.” That’s where the clutch plates in the transfer case bind and then release. The TSB calls for flushing the transfer case fluid with new Auto-TrakII fluid (blue in … Read More

Door hard to close – GM SUV Vehicles

Door hard to close – GM SUV Vehicles If you own one of the 2002-07 GM SUVs listed below and you’re having Door hard to close, GM says you may need to adjust the door striker. Open the problem door and remove the striker. Then close the door and verify that it fits properly. Check the fit to the door opening and also the fit to the weatherstripping. If it doesn’t fit, you’ll have to adjust the door frame itself. If the door fits, reinstall the striker and snug the … Read More


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