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  • 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.
      7/19/2011 Nelson21
      It's coming from the front
    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
  • 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
  • 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.
    0 answer
  • 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