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  • 20Bravada00
    20Bravada00 - 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada - Brakes - 2/6/2015
    How do I distinguish the difference between a brake problem or wheel bearing problem.
    My driver side back tire squeaks while driving and now when I apply the brakes its a loud metal grinding sound.
     
    • Jimm
      2/6/2015 Jimm
      This condition would be due to worn brakes. Raise and support the rear axle, remove the wheels to inspect and repair the brakes. The grinding sound is the metal-on-metal of the rear brakes on the rotor or drum.
  • Darren
    Darren - 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Brakes - 2/6/2015
    My e brake works fine, but when I disengage it, the dash light stays on. The foot lever doesn't come back to the top
    There is an adjuster on the cable under the dash. Will that take up the slack and bring the peddle back to the top. If so, which way do I turn it. It looks like the same mechanism used to adjust bicycle brakes on the handle bar..
     
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  • StateFarm
    StateFarm - 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 11/2/2014
    I have a 97' cutlass supreme and I am having a problem figuring out why my booster pin sticks so far inside the manifold
    My booster pin sticks so far inside the brake booster manifold that I have to push the brakes, just to see the pin. As for the pin, I cannot figure out how to adjust it outwards, when there is no way of using a tool to do this? Any suggestions would be deeply ...
     
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  • StateFarm
    StateFarm - 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 11/2/2014
    I have a 97' cutlass supreme and I am having a problem figuring out why my booster pin sticks so far inside the manifold
    My booster pin sticks so far inside the brake booster manifold that I have to push the brakes, just to see the pin. As for the pin, I cannot figure out how to adjust it outwards, when there is no way of using a tool to do this? Any suggestions would be deeply ...
     
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  • selene
    selene - 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 9/18/2014
    No pressure coming out of 2 holes in master cylinder
    we have no brkes on the front passenger side,have tried 2 master cylindes,bled master cylinder,no leaks
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva - Brakes - 7/10/2014
    1 morning, after sitting all night, my brakes went to the floor and would barely stop the car. It had plenty of fluid.
    I changed the master cylinder, front calipers and rear brake cylinders, bled the 2 ABS bleed valves and calipers and cylinders and still goes to the floor when brake pedal in pushed. No fluid leaks, checked at least 4 times
     
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  • stevesobo
    stevesobo - 1994 Oldsmobile 88 - Brakes - 5/26/2014
    What could be causing my brake pedal not to depress all the way back to the top position after compressing it
    when im driving and have to come to a stop and I compressthe brake pedal it sometimes wont depress all the way back to the top and I can feel that the brakes are not fully released and still being compressed. I have to use the top of my foot to pull the brake pedal ...
     
    • Chevy doctor
      5/26/2014 Chevy doctor
      Master cylinder leaking is most likely the failure. possible wheel cylinder leaking but usually you get return from pedal just no pressure to the floor. Check you fluid level and make sure its not low. Some master cylinders leak and you will see it run down the vacuum booster, others leak internally.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1991 Oldsmobile 98 - Brakes - 5/22/2014
    What's wrong with my third brake light?
    Third brake lite (rear windshield lite) will work the first time I hit the brake then stops working after i hold the brake for a while, at a stop light usually. It will then begin working again after setting overnight. I've checked the bulbs and they work fine.
     
    • Jimm
      5/22/2014 Jimm
      Check the stop light switch on the brake pedal arm - underneath the instrument panel.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 4/21/2014
    My abs light will come on when I start it and stays on.The only way it will go out,cut it off,put foot on brakke
    The only way it's goes out,put fiit on brake as I;am restart.Took it to Menenke 2 yrs ago and said it has a TSB on that issue,and needs a sleev put on it to keep the wire htting the abs sensors.The abs is fine otherwise
     
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  • sandra
    sandra - 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 4/8/2014
    I need driver side parking brake adjuster
    i need driver side parking brake adjuster
     
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  • fugate49
    fugate49 - 1994 Oldsmobile 88 - Brakes - 4/1/2014
    I am having trouble with the anti-lock brakes,master cylinder went out,lights on dash and chimes chiming has brakes
    ake light too,and the warning chimes to.you have good brakes if you pump them twice,and the anti lock brakes is also on
     
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  • Terrell G.
    Terrell G. - 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 3/8/2014
    I hear a clicking noise on my back right side when i apply my brakes
    I hear a clicking noise on my back right side when i apply my brakes.
     
    • Jimm
      3/8/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; loose rear brake shoe, faulty / missing brake shoe hold down spring (component in the brake hardware), loose brake component.
      As a first step - raise and support the rear wheels (using jack stands) off the ground. Remove the right and left wheels and the brake drums for a thorough brake inspection.
  • Floridaguy
    Floridaguy - 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Brakes - 3/7/2014
    Why do I have a spongy brake pedal?
    I just purchased this Olds sihlouette van with 119k miles about a week ago. The break pedal basically goes to floor. I've driven it up and down the road...the brakes do work...just not the best. As soon as u start vehicle the brake have a real spongy feel. It ...
     
    • Jimm
      3/7/2014 Jimm
      If the brake fluid level is OK, then suspect / check these possibilities - brake system fluid leak (front caliper flexible hoses), faulty brake master cylinder, faulty power booster unit, leaking vacuum hose to the power booster unit, faulty vacuum check valve at the brake booster.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the master cylinder from around $59.00, the check valve from around $15.00, and the power booster unit from around $96.00 for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 3/4/2014
    Brake issues with a 98 intrigue
    Soft brake pedal, will not engage at all until pedal is almost to the floor. If ABS should kick in, there is a loud rattle but ABS does not engage or pulse. Tried to bleed the brakes and ABS module, when I opened the bleeder to the front ABS cylinder and front ...
     
    • bear.1216
      3/4/2014 bear.1216
      Sounds like a bad master cylinder. Check for leaks around the master and ABS hydraulic unit. Check for fluid inside the brake power booster also. You likely have a seal leaking on the master cylinder or an internal leak in the master or ABS module. Pull the vacuum check valve on the booster to check for fluid inside. You can try bleeding the master cylinder to see if it is pushing fluid. You could also have a stuck valve in the ABS module.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 3/2/2014
    Brake issues with a 98 intrigue
    Brake pedal is soft and goes to the floor before it barely engages. tried bleeding brakes front bleeder on abs module and front driver side have no fluid coming out of them. from what I can tell there are no visible leaks, but the brake fluid reservoir keeps ...
     
    • alex
      3/2/2014 alex
      it could be leaking into the cab check the carpet where the break pedal linkage goes through the firewall also bleed it have someone hold on the brakes while you check for leaks.