In slow traffic situations this leads to a series of convulsive, spasmodic lurches, with rear end fish tailing, as the all wheel drive engages and disengages uncontrollably. Vehicle has been brought back to dealer on numerous occasions for this problem. Quite honestly I am limited in knowledge with trans equipment. My experience has shown its better to replace the whole encoder motor and not just the sensor. Problem: The calibration changes have led to a very unsafe condition when driving in wet and snow conditions particularly, driving the vehicle in these conditions is very treacherous and risky because significant rear wheel spin occurs due to the increased delay until the all wheel drive engages with a lurch. Vehicle comes to dead stop when moving slowly and turning. The vehicle slowed to 6 mph before impact into a light pole.
I have changed my transfercase fluid out twice and it did help for a few days but I gave up on it since it does not last. Is there a clutch inside the transfer case? The potential is only present in the Auto Mode of the transfer case with the TrailBlazer or Envoy. In the neutral position, the transfer case prevents the vehicle's transmission from being connected to the drive line while the vehicle is being towed. I'm going to take it in again next week to have them look at it. Mismatched tires may cause these type of customer concerns. This is not a solution as far as I am concerned.
Like the and , it used the new 270 hp 201 kW. If this doesn't work, please take it to the dealer for the unlocking of the code, for which he may charge you some fee. On the new body style 2002 Bravadas it almost always the encoder motor that has failed. I am going off the assumption that I am going to find the wiring harness ok and am going to need the motor. Before I do anything to the transfer case.
I purchased a 2002 Bravada in April of this year, and got in trouble the first time I drove it due to taking a corner to fast. The vehicle collided with a camper parked on the street. Correction Important: It is extremely important to check all of the tires before repairs are attempted for these types of customer concerns. Reconnect the encoder motor connector and swap the wheels and tires from an identically built vehicle that does not exhibit the concern and re-evaluate the condition. The current and failure mileages were 40,000. That was great but 3 visits later at no charge I still had the issue. The all wheel drive engages only after a significant amount of rear tire spin followed by a lurch as the front tires kick in.
Oh yes it has been dry here for the last few days so the harness should still be nice and dry with no moisture in it. The problem started as a minor binding when backing out or in tight forward turns. Mechanics have blown me off as a female driver who doesn't know what I'm talking about. Any help with it would be much appreciated. I did fluid changes and that helped but there is still noticable drag anytime that the wheel are turned tightly. There were no warning lights that warned the consumer of the smarttrak failure.
I like what I am hearing! There were no warning lights that warned the consumer of the smarttrak failure. Hopefully this will keep everything in working order for our next snow event. Install the transfer case drain plug. The black plastic connector for these wires does not have a locking tab and is easily disturbed. Can anyone recommend a good place to get this part? Hopefully you or someone will be able to help me then.
First off I had my father in law come over with his scan tool. How do I diagnose the system? At more moderate speeds, approximately 20 mph, the fish tailing becomes exaggerated and leads to a spin out fortunately, there was no other traffic. So how do I do this. The vehicle would easily fish tail without any erratic or provoked actions by the driver. I didn't become aware of this until I had the initial problem last summer.
The car will jerk and there is a weird noise. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 02-04-21-008 Section 04 -- Driveline Axle. Problem: the calibration changes have led to a very unsafe condition when driving in wet and snow conditions particularly, driving the vehicle in these conditions is very treacherous and risky because significant rear wheel spin occurs due to the increased delay until the all wheel drive engages with a lurch. . They are available for the following Oldsmobile Bravada years: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1992, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 94, 93, 92. Thanks, Matt Yes you can bench test it with a 12 volt power and ground source with no worries.
If the condition is gone, then proceed to step 2. Non abuse failure of the reverse gear in Bravada transmition. Hello All new member who was referred over here from Trailvoy. As soon as it gets light out enough I am going to head out and repair the fog light and you won't even know anything happened. The cost is between 1500 and 2000! Kinda like you do with an inoperative fuel pump or starter to hopefully get it to work so you can get home. Disconnect the encoder motor electrical connector.
This problem has been noted in our previous 1996 Bravada and now in the 2001 Bravada, both with 70,000 to 80,000 miles on vehicles. If none of the above change the condition, remove the front prop shaft and evaluate. They tell me that when they put it up on the hoist, they can move the wheel up and down with way too much ease. I lost control and tangled with a road sign. The clutches in the transfer case were completely welded together. If anyone has tried this part, it would be great to hear some feedback.