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Oldsmobile Bravada Cooling Fan Clutch May Fail Causing Noise and Check Engine Light

 
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Model Year Affected: 2002

Average Mileage: 136,516 mi (105,000 mi - 168,032 mi)

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The cooling fan clutch may fail causing excessive fan noise and/or the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

  •  Rookie

    On my way from Connecticut to Alabama the "CHECK ENGINE SOON" light came on. The coolant temperature never went above normal. I asked ONSTAR for a diagnosis and was told the power train cooling fan registered a fault. Since it was Saturday and no dealer was open, I was referred to a local "PEP BOYS" service center in Knoxville, TN and there I was told the fan clutch mechanism needed to be replaced. I authorized this work and had it done to the tune of $640. They told me they couldn't clear the fault code and told me to take the car to a dealer. Upon my return to Connecticut I took the car to my mechanic who cleared the fault code only to have the light come on again the next time I started the engine. I was told the problem was probably in the electrical circuitry and to bring the car back and leave it the next day. That is where we are at this point.

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  • Visitor, , 168,032 mi

    engine tried to overheat and the fan made a clicking noise

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