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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

Transfer case shudder 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 color). First drain the transfer case … Read More


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