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  • alero2003
    alero2003 - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Brakes - 7/31/2012
    New rotors and new brake pads and one new caliber when I brake at high speeds my steering wheel shakes
    Steering wheel didn't shake till I got the new pads and rotors should I take it back to the shop
     
    • steelgunner
      7/31/2012 steelgunner
      possible the only way to shake is if ur rotors is warped or when u placed it properly a good technique is when u place ur new rotor ,place ur lug nut in place to held ur rotor in so it is secure and is stable while u place back the caliper but since u drove it already its best to get a new one because eventually ur rotors are now warped and in the naked eye urs wobbled and warped get a new one and start over this time use at least 2 lugs nut just use ur fingers to tighten it up to hold the rotr in place thats all
      steelgunner
      8/4/2012 alero2003
      Was installed by professional two different sets of rotors installed don't know if he installed HS wrong or what decided to go back to shop that replaced them
      steelgunner
      8/4/2012 alero2003
      Could be they installed low quality rotors?
      steelgunner
      8/5/2012 steelgunner
      have them redo your brakes metallic brakes is good last longer 4-5 years range but gives off asbestos concentrate not good for healthwise ,semi metalic is better range 3-4 years at least asbestos is less ,ceramic pads no asbestos very quiet but breaks off due to high temperature range 2- 3years .plus have them install any shims or anti rattle clips with some anti seize grease lubricant that comes with the brakes very helpful they are dampeners keep the vibrations or noise minimal.
      steelgunner
      8/5/2012 steelgunner
      yes also due to low quality rotors they too are warped 2 things they will do either they will get a new one including new pads or machine the rotors that is warped and used the recently pads(this is wrong placing back your most recent brake pads are contoured with the bad rotor therefore have them get new pads for the machined rotors) otherwise the noise is back. this should do the trick hopefully this helps and give you an idea drive safe
  • tracy
    tracy - 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 6/18/2012
    Brake vacuum booster backchek valve plastic fitting broke
    backcheck plastic fitting going into booster broke off and fell into booster will it cause any problems to leave it in booster can't get out
     
    • Jimm
      6/18/2012 Jimm
      The piece may lodge inside the booster to cause problems - better to remove the booster housing and remove the plastic piece.
  • tracy
    tracy - 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 6/18/2012
    Power brake vaccuum booster plastic insert on backcheck valve broke and fell into booster
    will it cause any problem to leave it in vacuum canister no way to remove
     
  • unhappyoldsman
    unhappyoldsman - 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora - Brakes - 5/9/2012
    Why do I hear a grinding noise from my front driver's wheel?
    I serviced the front disc brakes at 30,000 miles and the rear disc brakes at 60,000 miles. The car now has 68,900 miles. Can the grinding noise be anything other than caliper pads and rotor? Why did I not notice any warning signs?
     
    • jdl
      5/9/2012 jdl
      Maybe halfshaft or wheel bearing? I wouldn't drive it till you find the problem.
  • Kirky14
    Kirky14 - 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 4/29/2012
    How do you change a wheel bearing?
    All my lights in the dashboard are on and that causes my cruise control not to work
     
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  • stacy
    stacy - 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada - Brakes - 4/9/2012
    Changed master cylinder 4 times still have same problem. master cylinder wont push brake fluid out to back brakes.
    have good front brakes. warning light for brakes is on. could it be power booster brake unit.
     
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/9/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Well, i doubt its your proportioning valve so im inclined to believe its either one of the following with huge emphasis on the booster.

      1. Kinked brake lines
      2. Brake booster failure
      3. Frozen calipers
  • Julie
    Julie - 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 3/27/2012
    My trunk brake light works not the on the rear just not the brake lights all other lights work on the rear
    not a fuse or bulb or switch
     
    • jdl
      3/27/2012 jdl
      If your saying the brake lites don't work, did you check for voltage? Use a voltage tester/testlite. Usually some of the brake lites are wired through the turn switch. The way your post was worded, not sure I understood?
      jdl
      7/27/2012 raybell
      So it is possible that the left and right brake light as well as blinkers can go out due to a bad turn single switch? Can you email your response please [email protected]
      jdl
      8/1/2012 jdl
      Unless you can use a testlite or voltmeter to do some testing, hard to tell much. Does the highmount brake lite work?
  • 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?
     
    0 answer
  • 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.