Check Engine Light and/or Excessive Fan Noise on Oldsmobile Bravada

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 156,008 (105,000–198,000)
4 model years affected: 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004
8 people reported this problem
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sounds like something under the hood making a noise I was told it could be a dust pan car a flywheel making that noise but could not find anything after it was on the left and on the rear I feel like something is making a and when you take off its making a bad noise I was told it might be my drive shaft with a left at that and said it was not the drive shaft I replace the motor mounts and that would take care of the noise I've been said my transmission mount one was bad that that need to be replaced so I really don't know what's going on
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.
engine tried to overheat and the fan made a clicking noise