1994 Oldsmobile Bravada stalling

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MIKE R. USHER
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I drive a 1994 Oldsmobile Bravada, 132,000 miles. Basically what's happening is that when the vehicle is running and I want to reduce the speed to make a turn, it dies on me. Thing is I can start it up right away and it drives fine until I need to slow down to make a turn again. What happened when I had to stop at a stop sign for instance, was that when I was turning left to merge into traffic, it started jerking like it wanted to die again but it pulled through and kept driving. So it doesn't die everytime although it seems to want to. This just started happening this morning so I haven't taken it in yet. Any ideas? Other similar posts point to the idle speed motor and possibly the idle air control motor. Does his sound like it could be my problem as well?
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Monday, September 17th, 2007 AT 10:50 AM

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Sounds like my 93- try the TCC solenoid that's where I ended.

It will do that also when its low on gas. This AWD like it has its own mind to go not to go wierd with no code/s.
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Monday, September 17th, 2007 AT 2:54 PM
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Sounds like my 93- try the TCC solenoid that's where I ended.

It will do that also when its low on gas. This AWD like it has its own mind to go not to go wierd with no code/s.[/Quote:7de66ab09e]

Greetings,
I have a '00 Bravada almost 103k.
I've been having series of problems with the wifes car.
It all started about a month ago, with the above mentioned problem. Noticed that it would happen when the car had low fuel, so we kept it filled more than half a tank.I figured it was a cheap fix.

Then, last sun. The car would "jump" when shifting between 1st and 2nd. All other gears worked fine. Got home, checked transmission fluid. Fine, a little dark. I changed the fluid and filter, not sure if it's ever been done. I also put some Lucas in. The jumping stopped, but another problem happened.

Now, between 40-60 mph the rmps jump around, and you can feel slight jumps. Today I bought sea foam for the transmission as well as the solenoid. I didn't know where the solenoid was.I guess I would have to pull the pan again. Anyway, I scrapped that for now and put the sea foam in. Took it for a good spin, going at the problem speed. Everything seems fine, right now.

It's got a full tank right now. Haven't ventured into the stalling problem since the first time.

So, I post this to you hoping that you can give some feedback. Is this all related and it's the solenoid? Is the transmission on the death bed?

One more thing, when I was changing the fluid and filter I noticed something unplugged. No body knows what it is. I think it's the transfer case motor? It's by the transfer case, behind the transmission cross member and near the transfer case. It's cylinder shaped with the connection on the end. It's also protected by a metal shield. I mention this, because I wasn't sure if it could some how be connected to the problems.

Thanks in advance,
-Will
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