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  • Bush
    Bush - 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 2/28/2012
    When i turn my ignition on half way my temp needle moves up after the car was running but when i start the car it moves
    back down to cold seem like it working backward what can it be
     
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  • Heiress
     
    • Bill
      2/21/2012 Bill
      Not enough info. Where leak, and if leaking that is the problem since a hydraulic fluid system works by high pressure it pushes all fluid out so,,,,,,no brakes. Most common leak is a caliper seal bad.
  • Heiress
    Heiress - 1992 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Brakes - 2/21/2012
    My mini-van does not stop, it has new brake pads. The ABS light is on too.
    What is the brain for the brakes, it's not the master cylinder?
     
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  • Frank
    Frank - 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Brakes - 2/7/2012
    ABS & TRAC SYSTEM SENSOR LIGHT COMES ON INTERMETENLY ON DASH. When it goes out then a mooing sound will come on.
    Bearings and hub have been changed with new ones. The reason for the change, was that ABS light came on intermitentlly. When it was off then the mooing sound would come on intermitently. Even after new sensors where put on it contunues to do the same. Have had many ...
     
    • yboy82
      2/7/2012 yboy82
      Try to check out more about the TSB below

      2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Service Brakes, Hydraulic Service Bulletin 141827
      NHTSA: Action Number: 10002373 Service Bulletin Number: 141827

      Report Date:
      Apr 01, 2004 Component:
      Service Brakes, Hydraulic

      Summary: Anti-lock brake system (abs) and/or traction control lamp on, all-wheel drive (awd) disabled message displayed, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) set. *tt

      yboy82
      2/7/2012 Frank
      Thanks for your coment. I just about given up on this problem,, It is getting to the point that the car is not worth the stress. Just an added point, it is not an awd. If the dash shows ABS & Trac off, it does not make any noise. When the dash is not lit up it makes noise and then the switch for the Trac drive works to turn it off or on, but even when you are able to turn the system off with the switch it will still make the noise. Sometimes for two secnds at a time , mainly when turning.
  • Frank
    Frank - 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Brakes - 2/7/2012
    ABS &: TRAC LIGHT ON DASH LIT UP, SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK, WHEN LIGHT NOT ON SYSTEM WORKS. BUT MAKES MOO SOUND AT TIMES
    BEARINGS AND HUBS REPLACED, STILL DOES IT. HAVE SPENT OVER $100 AND NO ONE KNOWS WHAT IS WRONG, NOT EVEN THE DEALERS. $92 FOR NOTHING. DEALER USED OBD, THEY SAY BEARING /HUB NEEDS REPLACE, HAD ALREADY DID THAT LOOKING FOR EXPERT THAT KNOW WHAT TO DO. SOME SAY A ...
     
    • yboy82
      2/7/2012 yboy82
      Try to check out more about the TSB below

      2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Service Brakes, Hydraulic Service Bulletin 141827
      NHTSA: Action Number: 10002373 Service Bulletin Number: 141827

      Report Date:
      Apr 01, 2004 Component:
      Service Brakes, Hydraulic

      Summary: Anti-lock brake system (abs) and/or traction control lamp on, all-wheel drive (awd) disabled message displayed, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) set. *tt
  • cee
    cee - 1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Brakes - 1/17/2012
    I have a 99 Oldsmobile alero and on the dashboard the anti-lock and trac-off lights are on.. What does that mean?
    Anti-lock and trac lights on dash
     
    • Katiebug2200
      1/17/2012 Katiebug2200
      wheel-bearing sensor is probably out. Mine does the same thing, about every year, pretty pricey to get it fixed at a shop, but the part is about 100 bucks. they are known to be bad on aleros
  • cnc947522
    cnc947522 - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Brakes - 12/28/2011
    What is wrong when i hear scraping sound when i apply brakes
     
    • TechSam
      12/28/2011 TechSam
      The rotors and pads need replacing.
      TechSam
      12/28/2011 swillpuppy
      Not necessarily the rotors. But yes you definitely need new pads.
      TechSam
      12/28/2011 cnc947522
      I keep hearing about rear drums-I don't know if I have disc or drum brakes on the back. I hear drums are tough to change, and disc brakes are far easier? Any idea how I can determine which I have? I'm praying (hard) that this isn't going to cost a fortune. I'm hoping I can buy the parts and find someone who can put on the rotors and brakes for me.
  • jeff19
    jeff19 - 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 12/5/2011
    My turn signals don't work neither does my brake lights except the one on the top. I've replaced them all. What's wrong?
    When this first started someone told me to slightly pull my signal lever towards me when I signal either direction or press my brake. This worked for a while but then it stopped eventually.
     
    • Spoon Sports
      12/5/2011 Spoon Sports
      "When this first started someone told me to slightly pull my signal lever towards me when I signal either direction or press my brake. This worked for a while but then it stopped eventually." - The it sounds like you need to replace the multi function switch.

      Since your top brake light works, I would check the switch at your brake pedal. It's likely, there is more that one wire meaning that one will control the top and the other the sides. If there is current coming out (volt meter or test light) when the brake is pressed, then check the connections at the light to make sure they are not corroded or dirty. Sometimes, just cleaning them and making sure they are making good ground will make a difference. If it doesn't work, check for current at the light when the brake is pressed. If there is none, check the wires behind the connections for damage. If none of this works, then it gets trickier.
  • Chrystle
    Chrystle - 1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - Brakes - 11/30/2011
    Why do I hear squealing noise when driving that will stop if I apply the brakes?
    I checked & cleaned rear brakes. my master cylinder does have a leak.
     
    • Jimm
      11/30/2011 Jimm
      First, repair the master cylinder leak - replace the master cylinder. Usually, the squealing noise is the front brake wear sensors; this is a small metal chip built onto the brake pad that just touches / drags on the rotor to audibly indicate the brake material is worn thin and time for replacement. When the brakes are applied, the wear sensor just bends out of the way of the brake pad and rotor disc - silencing the squeal.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com for the repalcement parts.
  • le
    le - 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada - Brakes - 11/25/2011
    ABS lights comes on , brakes grind when light is on, checked for damaged hoses could not find any. i did find a broken s
    way bar . also gas gage keeps bouncing back and forth, doe's that mean fuel pump going bad .
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/25/2011 HouseCallAuto
      The gas gauge reading is caused by a bad fuel level sensor. That means replace the pump assembly and sender. The false activation you are getting has to be diagnosed and is always found to be a bad front wheel speed sensor, but there are two, a left and a right. The fault code will identify the side. Have to read the fault code with appropriate GM ABS code reader.
  • garrickcc
    garrickcc - 2002 Oldsmobile Alero - Brakes - 11/23/2011
    When my ABS and Trac off lights come on, is it serious?
    I understand that these are most likely coming on because of my speed sensor in the wheel assemble hub, but i have been reading some TSB, and they are very confusing. I would like to know if it could just be a false alarm, or is my speed sensor really messing up?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      11/23/2011 Spoon Sports
      Well, kinda, because chances are, your ABS will not activate in a panic stop, the same as your traction control which is also connected to your braking. Now in my case, its not really an issue because all my cars doesnt have the latest gizmos found in most cars because.

      1. I drive carefully, i rarely use the freeway

      2. These are just uneccessary expenses for me when they get busted.

      3. I believe accidents are the fault of wreckless people and it doesnt matter if you have the technology of NASA/Department of Defense in your vehicle, if one drives like a bat out of hell and lacks common sense at the same time, its useless once Physics takes over.

      Either you have a bad wheel bearing or speed sensor at one of the wheels. Once you figure out which wheel the fault is coming from, you will need to replace the entire hub assembly because It is all an enclosed, sealed unit in which the speed sensor and bearing are not serviceable.



  • gilliam
    gilliam - 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Brakes - 11/20/2011
    Why does the driver side brakelight go off and back up light on when brake is appled with the headlights on?
    This only happens when headlights are on. when they are off the signal works normally, and the passenger side is never affected by it. The lights affected have all been changed.
     
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  • Mike
    Mike - 2001 Oldsmobile Alero - Brakes - 11/12/2011
    How to clear out an ABS light and a service vehicle soon light
    I work at a used car lot, and we have several vehicles with ABS lights on, as well as service vehicle soon lights. Trac lights are another one. I'd like to know how to clear each of these lights on the dash.
     
    • Jimm
      11/12/2011 Jimm
      It may be these vehicles need servicing - which is why these indicator lights are on. Perhaps the used car dealership might invest in handheld OBD scan tool (around $50.00 or so) to help diagnose and repair these indicator light conditions.
  • Al Graziano
    Al Graziano - 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 11/9/2011
    I have noticed a humming noise from my front tires that increases with speed. The tires are 4 yr old and properly infla
    What do you think is the cause of the humming?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      11/9/2011 Spoon Sports

      The most common cause of a humming sound from ties is uneven tire wear. This is likely if the noise shows up after you have rotated your ties, or have not rotated them in a long time. Try rotating the tires again, if necessary, and according to manufacturer's directions, which should help. Buying new tires is the other alternative.


      The problem could be more serious than simple tire wear. If the sound never changes, or happens more when you change lanes, the problem could be a wheel bearing. A wheel bearing problem will be constant and more a grinding sound than a rubbing sound. Eventually, a bad wheel bearing could make your tire fall off and cause an accident.


      A third possibility is the balance of the tires. An out-of-balance tire can develop "cupping," which deforms the tire and can cause it to make a sound. If balancing does not clear it up, you need new tires.
 
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