98 Olds Bravada "brain"

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Old 10-29-08, 09:20 AM
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98 Olds Bravada "brain"

I think the Brain or computer is bad in my Bravada, where is it located andhow hard is it to replace?
 
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Old 10-29-08, 02:41 PM
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Common locations: Behind the dash, under the driver's seat or behind the kick panel on the passenger side.

But let's start with, why do you think it's belly up?
 
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Old 10-29-08, 08:01 PM
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belly up

Last night I drove it to pick up my daughter from dance class, it ran fine, parked shut it off got back in, tried to start it and it fired once and quit then would not fire at all. crank and crank but not a hint of a spark.
 
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Old 10-30-08, 04:45 AM
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That could be any number of things short of the brain being fried. The assorted sensors and components feeding the brain are much more likely to fail. Time for a code read/scan.
 
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The PCM is located under the hood on the passenger side. But, do what the tow guy suggested before you replace anything. Check the ignition coil wire for corrosion at the coil and distriutor cap first. Try cycling the ignition from on to off, in 2 second intervals a few times before you try to start it.
 
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Old 11-11-08, 10:50 AM
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Fixed it

Fuel sending unit; when Alex, my local mechanic told me that it was the fuel sending unit I remarked that it sounded a lot more expensive than just a fuel pump, and boy was I right!!!!!!!!!!

$498.00 just for the part.
 
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