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#6 of 271 Re: Fuel Sensor [e10] - ECM [kzen]
Jul 06, 2012 (8:28 pm)
I too am having simular problem. In the winter time, all is dandy, but in the summer time, with 80 and 90 degree temps, I can be going along and it feels as if I am running out of gas. Pull off the side of the road, wait 15 to 20 minutes, and I can start up once again. Only problem is it keeps shutting off but only after a few miles each time after. I have checked fuel presure when it was acting up, reading 40 to 50 psi. I am thinking myself, (I am not a Mechanic) it's either the fuel pump going bad AGAIN, or the presure regulator. Reading specs on the regulator, I have found 65 PSI, and the fuel pump from 60 to 90 PSI. It actually acts like it is VAPOR LOCKING, which I have been told is impossible with fuel injection???
#7 of 271 Re: Fuel Sensor [e10] - ECM [kzen]
Jul 09, 2012 (4:36 am)
Hot weather and Bravadas don't get along, I just got suckered into another fuel pump two weeks ago. It took me two hours to get home from a 15 mile trip and my car actually died in front of my mechanic's station. I spoke to him about the possibility of it being the ECM but he told me that it couldn't be because when he "sprayed" the fuel pump (I have no idea what he sprayed) he said the car started right up and if it was the ECM, the car wouldn't have started, so, another freaking fuel pump and another $800.00 and I still have the problem. I've given up driving any distance in this hot weather. Have you been able to find anything out?
#9 of 271 1998 Bravada will not start
Jan 05, 2009 (7:23 pm)
Hello all. First post here but unfortunatly it's because of a problem. I just recently bought my wife a 98 Bravada that has 110,000 miles on it and is in imaculant condition. We have only made a few short trips(less than 100 miles) and really like the vehicle. While she was running some errands she went to leave the store to go home and the truck wouldn't start. She ended up getting a ride home frome a friend. After getting off work we went to see what we could figure out thinking it may be a bad battery. Before trying to start it I checked the batt. voltage and it was 12.3 and while she tried starting it dropped to 10.1, started and ran for about 10 seconds and died. After a few more tries we pulled the battery and took it to get tested. The battery tested good and the parts guy said it may be the alternator so we went back and I pulled the alternator only to have it test good. The engine turns over strong but wont fire. Something we noticed is in the upper right of the gauge cluster is a battery icon that is lit and has not been in the past. Also when you turn the key to the run position none of the other "idiot lights" come on, Service Engine, Seat Belt icon etc. This leads me to believe its an electrical problem but where do I check? I did check the fusible link on the positive batt. terminal and it's good. All fuses under hood and on the interior fuse panel are good. One last thing that may help point me in the right direction. I was going to and roll the truck into a "better" spot in the parking lot (yes it's stranded) but when you turn the key to the run position and push on the brake it wont come out of park. Any insight or experience would be very welcome. I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
#10 of 271 Re: 1998 Bravada will not start [nub]
Jan 18, 2009 (3:12 pm)
I've never seen an automotive forum with so little activity. On other forums I visit somone would have at least tried to help. Does the moderator have any auto experience or is this place all about checking out each others mud flaps? My problems been solved, thanks anyways.
#11 of 271 Re: 1998 Bravada will not start [nub]
Jan 19, 2009 (12:25 am)
I guess there aren't too many '98 Bravada owners who could pitch in to help. So, how did you end up solving your problem?
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#12 of 271 Re: 1998 Bravada will not start [tidester]
Jan 20, 2009 (3:43 pm)
Spent a few hours visually inspecting and started troubleshooting with a volt meter. Bad ignition switch.
#13 of 271 Re: 1998 Bravada will not start [nub]
Jan 20, 2009 (10:29 pm)
I guess that is consistent with the "idiot lights" not coming on when you turned the key to the run position. Glad you got that fixed!
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#14 of 271 1999 olds bravada smarttrak
Jan 25, 2009 (11:53 am)
can i put a manuall override cable in too activate the 4 wheel drive when i need it? been stuck too many times no codes are coming up the system just does not work consistant?
#15 of 271 Re: 1998 Bravada will not start [nub]
Mar 28, 2009 (8:22 pm)
This might be so simple as to be too easy. We just purchased a 1999 Bravada. Driving it home was an ease until I lost all power. Lucky to get it off the highway and into a truck stop.
We needed to leave it there all night so wanted to get it in a good position. We could not get it out of park. So charged the battery enough to start the car and get it moved into a good position.
A mechanic there stated it was an alternator. The battery is new.
We are going back tomorrow but want to make sure the alternator is bad before we purchase a new one.
Anyway, hope this helps.