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  • Banks Boy
    Banks Boy - 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Brakes - 10/28/2011
    I got a 1995 cutlass ciera that at any speed it vibrates in shake.
    I've replaced rotors put wheel beariings in new brakes.
     
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  • Kevin
    Kevin - 1992 Oldsmobile 88 - Brakes - 10/22/2011
    I changed the brakes on my car but it still does not stop well. I'm thinking master cylinder, or booster. Your opinion?
    The car has roughly 123,000 miles on it. I recently replaced the brakes front brake hoses. Then had to repair a steel brake line. The brake pedal travels too far. I am thinking it's the master cylinder. It happens all the time. I usually pump the brake at least two ...
     
    • CVO
      10/22/2011 CVO
      Try to bleed the air out of the brake lines and if the problem is still occurred, then replace the master cylinder.
    • Bill
      10/22/2011 Bill
      As CVO has stated, 99% air in brake lines. Bleeding will cure.
    • MasterTech
      10/22/2011 MasterTech
      Definately NOT the booster - a bad brake booster will cause the pedal to get hard. Will not effect the pedal travel at all.
      MasterTech
      10/23/2011 glen
      yes try bleeding the brake,s. should solve the problem.
  • le
    le - 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada - Brakes - 10/20/2011
    Abs light comes on, has new pads
    i have replaced the pads, when light comes brakes grind, how do i scan to see if it is the abs sensor
     
    • Spoon Sports
      10/20/2011 Spoon Sports
      You could have damaged or disturbed the wiring or connector for one of the wheel speed sensors. I would take the wheels back off and look for any problems. If any of the harnesses came out of their retainers by accident, they could have rubbed through on the wheel or axle. Check to make sure everything is connected and in it's proper place.
  • le
    le - 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada - Brakes - 10/8/2011
    Abs lights comes on , when light comes on brakes grind. new pads ?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      10/8/2011 Spoon Sports
      Probably you have an abs sensor problem, but a scan would verify this, you dont want to replace the sensor without finding out first right? However, if you havent changed pads since 1998, its time to replace them

      Please do not reply by clicking "Reply". reply by clicking "Answer Question" so it will reflect in my INBOX so i can get back to you if something comes up. If you post a comment, it will not appear on my inbox and i wont be able to follow your question.
  • bulldogg
    bulldogg - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Brakes - 10/5/2011
    My abs, service vehicle soon & trac control lights are on all the time. What could be the cause?
    I checked all the fuses as well as the wire connections at the hydraulic control unit & the electric brake control module! I'm just trying to get to the root to rectify the problem asap! Thanks
     
    • yboy82
      10/5/2011 yboy82
      You have to diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool capable of reading ABS to verify what the stored troublecode is. The extracted troublecode will help you identify the fault of your vehicle's problem.
      yboy82
      10/5/2011 bulldogg
      Thanks for the info!
  • fischer
    fischer - 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Brakes - 9/30/2011
    How do you change a fuel pressure regulator in a 1995 oldsmobile cutlass base 6 cyl 3.1l
     
    • Spoon Sports
      9/30/2011 Spoon Sports
      None of the books I have show the exact location on the 3.1. Find the fuel rail, what the injectors are connected to. At the end or in the middle of the fuel rails you should see a small round can with a vacuum line attached. That is the fuel pressure regulator. On some 3.1's you must remove the throttle body to get to the FPR the fuel return line is usually connected to it. It shouldn't be too hard to find if you know what you are looking for.
  • Bree
    Bree - 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 9/18/2011
    We just bought this car and we are having trouble with the drivers side tail light not working. changed bulbs
    and checked fuse still doesn't work. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!! Thanks in advance! Bree
     
    • CVO
      9/18/2011 CVO
      Inspect the bulb socket for any corrosion. Use the 12 volts circuit tester to check for the 12 volts out of the socket.

      Note : You will need a schematics wiring diagrams to trace that problem, it may have a contamination from the fuse box to that tail light wiring.

      Autozone.com didn't provided any coverage for that particular wiring diagrams.
  • art
    art - 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Brakes - 8/8/2011
    Abs light on plus tracktion light
    my abs light is on but i have new brakes plus the service tracktion light is on. what could it be?
     
    • yboy82
      8/8/2011 yboy82
      You should diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool capable of reading ABS trouble code to verify if there is stored trouble code in your vehicle.
  • Nelson21
    Nelson21 - 1993 Oldsmobile 88 - Brakes - 7/19/2011
    My brakes are making a loud clicking noise whenever I press on them.
    I have a '93 Oldsmobile 88 Royale. The past few days, everytime I press on the brakes, it makes a loud clicking noise. I was just wondering if it could be the bearings? If so, how do you replace them and how much do they cost?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/19/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Noise is Front? Rear? bearings generally do not click.
      HouseCallAuto
      7/19/2011 Nelson21
      It's coming from the front
  • BONHAM
    BONHAM - 1980 Oldsmobile Toronado - Brakes - 7/15/2011
    Is it ok to put ceramic brake pads on my 1970 toronado?
    i want to get a little more miles out of the pads.
     
    • mike
      7/15/2011 mike
      CERAMIC BRAKE PADS ARE AWESOME JUST MAKE SURE TO LUBE ALL METAL TO METAL CONTACTS ON CALIPER AND BRACKETS,NOT ON PAD FACE.AWESOME CAR BY THE WAY.
  • robert boggs
    robert boggs - 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Brakes - 7/9/2011
    The rear tail light bulbs keeps burning out. more on the left tail light
    90000 mile .it does it all the time the check engine light is on plus the cruise control does not work
     
    • Jimm
      7/9/2011 Jimm
      The tail light bulb(s) may be related to; faulty light relay, faulty / corroded wiring, socket, or connection.

      Have the check engine light (OBD-II) system scenned for any fault codes - try any local auto parts retail store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA - they can read the fault code for free and decipher the code for specific symptoms. Post the fault code here at AutoMD for further assistance.
  • Chris
    Chris - 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada - Brakes - 6/30/2011
    How many ABS senors are there on a 1999 Olds Bravda?
     
  • Freeman
    Freeman - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero - Brakes - 6/28/2011
    Ticking noise when brakes applied
    Hi Can you tell me what would cause a ticking noise when brakes is applied.I hear the noise coming from the driver side front wheel when I apply brake pedal, I don't hear anything going straight ahead or turning left or right. I took the wheel of cleaned any rust ...
     
    • Spoon Sports
      6/28/2011 Spoon Sports
      It certainly has some to do with rotation. you can jack one front wheel up, set parking brakes, start the car and put in drive. which ever side make noise, that's the one you need to inspect cv and axles, wheel bearing, etc. check any thing that turns with the wheel
      Spoon Sports
      12/27/2011 Freeman
      sorry a little late up dating my question, it was a bad wheel bearing, thanks for the help.
  • craig
    craig - 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado - Brakes - 6/26/2011
    Frozen brake caliper
    do i have to replace or can i free it up
     
    • Jimm
      6/26/2011 Jimm
      You may be able to service / rebuild - however it's usually less expensive to replace.
    • mopar
      6/26/2011 mopar
      cheaper to just replace....
  • Kevin Mosby
    Kevin Mosby - 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 6/5/2011
    My turn signals and brake lights have stopped working.
    Neither turn signal works and only the third brake light (rear window light) works. The brake lights work when the headlights are on but not the turn signals.
     
    • d.scott
      6/5/2011 d.scott
      check bulbs,fuses-if you have already performed these checks test wiring harness for juice with a test light. If there is no juice at rear of car go to fuse pnl check to ensure you have juice there-there are a number of possibilities here,i'm following you quest should you need any further assistance