Question about 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada
Small evap leak shows on diag. Changed the gas cap and the light went out for a week and came back on. Now the Check engine (with same code) and the ABS light is on. Starting to SUCK gas and now the power is lagging. Recently had to change the Serpentine and the water pump and now this is going on. Also the dash lights DING constantly saying the Passenger Door is open.
Was thinking may be the timing with the power loss and usage of gas but dont want to go there first. Car usually runs like a top. Has 191500 on it
There are two power dist boxes in the bravada. one is under the hood and the second is under the back seat on the driver side. The bottom of the seat has to be flipped up to access the dist box inside the vechile. As for the loss of power and poor fuel usage, have you done a tune up on the suv. also have you done a fuel system cleaning? The awd light would suggest a problem in the transfer case or the front gear box. The one thing that could cause all the problems would be a body control module. Unfortunatly only a auto tech could tell which is the true problem. Hopefully I gave you some help on where to have someone look.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: loss of power
If car starts and lose the power afterwards it might be alternator problems or fuel supply (filter, pump, injectrors) or ignition (plugs, wiring/distributor). If lights come on but car is dead it is starter or incorrect timing (brocken timing belt (chain)) or fuses.
Hope that helps
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
SOURCE: starting the car
If your check engine light is on then I would take it and have the computer codes pulled to see what fault the computer is showing. That will give you a better idea of what direction to go for repair. It doesn't sound like anything major, its probably a sensor issue. It could be your idle control solenoid, your collant temp sensor, or even your MAF sensor. You can try disconnecting these sensors to take them out of the loop (one at a time) and if it starts up with no gas pedal applied then you have found you problem. A fuel injected vehicle does not require you to give it throttle to start, the computer should take care of that. I would start by getting the codes pulled first, that should tell you exactly what is wrong with your vehicle. Your vehicle is starting and running so you have fuel and spark. I would look toward a control issue (sensors).
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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