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  • 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
  • Angel Hardesty
    Angel Hardesty - 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 5/27/2011
    After driving for a little bit my Trac Off, Anti-Lock, and service vehicle soon light comes on. Brakes don't work right.
    When driving one day, going down a little hill I pushed my brake pedal to stop but my car started making this weird noise and my brake pedal just kept going down and almost did not want to stop. Then all of those lights came on. My husband checked my front brake ...
     
    • yboy82
      4/28/2011 yboy82
      You should diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool capable of reading ABS trouble code. The extracted trouble code will point you to the right direction in fixing your vehicle's problem.
    • BFisch06
      5/27/2011 BFisch06
      Had this problem 4 years ago (2000 Olds Intrigue GL 3.5L "LX5"). My left front wheel hub needed to be replaced. It was so badly destroyed that the traction control and anti-lock brakes were deactivated, hence the triple lights. You may only have one of the sensors disconnected / shorted out / broken, but all of these things are tied to the wheel hub. An ODB-II scanner will point you towards the specific problem (as yboy82 suggested) but this sounds like a wheel hub issue. I think a new one is around $500, but remember it could just be a sensor came loose.
  • Tammy
    Tammy - 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 5/15/2011
    Brake lights wont come on but all the other lights are on
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/15/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Check the brake light fuse and check the brake light switch and check the bulbs.
  • Dottie
    Dottie - 1993 Oldsmobile 88 - Brakes - 5/3/2011
    I have a hole in metal brake line.
    fittings are very rusty. I've tried wd40 and breaker bar with no luck. fittings go into box? near front of car. any suggestions?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/2/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Cut the line where it goes into the fitting. Use a regular 6 point socket to remove the fitting. You will have to fabricate a new line. This is not a DIY job. Get the car to a shop. WD40 is not going to help here. Repairing rusted through steel brake lines can be very laborious even for experienced mechanics. You need double flaring experience and the flaring tool itself. Sometimes the flare is a bubble flare which is a different tool.
    • exp.devilleman
      5/3/2011 exp.devilleman
      those fittings that are really rusted stuck usally require heating up with a torch so they will loosing without stipping the internal threads.leave this JOB to a exp. mechanic.
  • bill
    bill - 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass - Brakes - 4/30/2011
    Rear brake shoes does long shoe go on back or front
     
  • larry luper
    larry luper - 1994 Oldsmobile 98 - Brakes - 4/29/2011
    Hose coming off brake booster is closing because of vacum
     
  • Gerard
    Gerard - 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora - Brakes - 4/23/2011
    Sometimes the traction control is activated While I'm reversing.
    185,000 This seems to happen each time I reverse.
     
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  • rjohns
    rjohns - 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 4/2/2011
    How do you retract the rear brake caliper?
    Does it have to do with the emergency brake mechanism?
     
    • ken
      4/2/2011 ken
      Bottom the piston assembly into the caliper bore. Use a suitable spanner-type tool in the piston slot to turn the piston assembly and thread it into the caliper body assembly. has to be screwed in, cant just push
  • wsrtaz
    wsrtaz - 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 3/27/2011
    Put on new master cylinder still cant get fluid to back brakes
     
    • tra1987oldsmobile
      3/27/2011 tra1987oldsmobile
      Did you bleed your back brakes?If you did then it could be a collapsed brake line.or possibly your brake booster,brake caliper.
      tra1987oldsmobile
      1/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      sounds like proportioning valve
  • Danny
     
    • Bobby
      3/8/2011 Bobby
      sounds like there are some problems, you need to get this scanned to see what the codes are that set the lgihts. did they all come on at the same time?
      Bobby
      3/18/2011 North Woods
      I have a 1999 Intrigue 3.8 which has begun the IDENTICAL issue (those three lights) in the last week as well......
  • beckyj1961
     
    • HPI Vorza
      2/20/2011 HPI Vorza
      Are you talking about the pulsating sensation on the brake pedal when you are braking? If yes then it is Normal, ABS works by relasing-clamping-releasing-clamping the brake pads against the rotor (This happens in milli seconds)
  • John Russo
    John Russo - 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass - Brakes - 2/8/2011
    My left front brake is making clunky noise especially when I back up. The rotor has no uneven wear.
    The pads look fine. It sounds the caliper is loose and clunks when the wheel is backing up.
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Verify your suspicion first, tighten properly the brake caliper and also inspect the axle bearing failure.
  • tom
    tom - 1990 Oldsmobile 98 - Brakes - 2/3/2011
    What is wrong with the brake system
    abs pump motor running after ignition switch is off it drain the battery what should i do ? thank you
     
    • Bender
      2/3/2011 Bender
      It happened to m y Ford XP and my solution was to replace the ABS computer module which is located on top of the ABS pump motor. I got the entire unit, which was the pump motor and the attached computer module nex thing i did was I removed the computer module and replaced it on my SUV.