The cooling fan clutch may fail causing excessive fan noise and/or the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
Car Problem Reports
Oldsmobile Bravada Cooling Fan Clutch May Fail Causing Noise and Check Engine Light
Oldsmobile Bravada Problem
Model Year Affected: 2002
Average Mileage: 136,516 mi (105,000 mi - 168,032 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada, 168,032 mi
engine tried to overheat and the fan made a clicking noise