Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 69000 miles
i've got a 97 olds bravada, i've been having problems lately. It all started with the rpm gauge. I'd be at a complete stop and it would start reving up to about 2100 and then falling back down almost to the point of the vehicle dying. My headlights would dim and brighten with the rpm's as well. I'd step on the gas there would be a small pause and it would stutter and go. Then sometimes when I turned on my blinker it would just die. If I kept my foot on the gas though it would catch and be fine. Then the starting problems began. When I turn the battery on sometimes the dash lights won't come on, if thats the case theres no chance for the vehicle to start. If they do come on however it starts no problem. When the lights fail to come on I still have power to everything. I replaced the battery and nothing. Now my turn signals wont even work on the dash and outside of the car my hazards work fine. What is going on! The army's got me stationed at fort wainwright in fairbanks alaska where it gets -50 so im sure that doesnt help any but im tired of doing pushups for being late to formation in the morning so any help would be appreciated.
You got a weird problem here soldier-Okay lets try checking out the charging system and the fuel pressure then report back the status asap. Also check the idle air control valve and throttle position sensor.