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Steering Follows Cracks In The Road


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
83,516 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced idler arm (1 reports)
2001 Oldsmobile Bravada steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152009

Bravada 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,516 miles


The Bravada was acting shifty on uneven pavement, it would lurch left or right when there were cracks in the road. So a mechanic who did the tire rotation said that the idler arm was worn to beyond the allowed spec for steering looseness. My wife was told this almost 2 years prior to making the repair. She didn't do anything about it. Then we began noticing significant tire wear on both the front and the right front tires. I finally wen the dealer and got the part for about $100. There were 3 different choices in brand / quality from the GM dealer. She paid about $200 to have it replaced, and then the vehicle needed a realignment. The unintended consequences came when the wheelhub on the passenger side began making a very loud noise at highway speeds, and ultimately had to be replaced. That is listed in a separate incident on this site.

- , East Peoria, IL, USA

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