Oldsmobile Bravada: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

There are a few easy to fix reasons why your Oldsmobile Bravada’s key might get stuck in the ignition.  It’s often easy to unstick the key.  Whatever you do, don’t start trying to rip it out of the ignition.  That can cause bigger problems. This article is written with the assumption that your key is … Read moreOldsmobile Bravada: Key Stuck in Ignition → Diagnosis

Oldsmobile Bravada: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Oldsmobile Bravada’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read moreOldsmobile Bravada: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

Oldsmobile Bravada:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Oldsmobile Bravada) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your Bravada’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read moreOldsmobile Bravada:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

Oldsmobile Bravada: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Every time you start your Oldsmobile Bravada, the computer system runs a self diagnostic check on all major systems.  If any of these checks fail, you will see a diagnostic warning light on the dash for the corresponding system.  When the airbag system fails this check, you’ll see the airbag light. Depending on the model … Read moreOldsmobile Bravada: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Oldsmobile Bravada Battery Draining Diagnosis

  If your Oldsmobile Bravada’s battery is draining, it’s something that’ll need addressing right away.  If it is draining while your Bravada is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be.  If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery.  There … Read moreOldsmobile Bravada Battery Draining Diagnosis