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Low power, unwanted braking

What causes low power and unwanted braking? GM has issued a service bulletin PIT5206D to address multiple issues: low power, unwanted braking, transmission shifting and trouble codes P057B, P057C or P057D on the vehicles listed below. GM has identified a possible brake pedal calibration issue as the cause. Vehicles affected by bulletin PIT5206D 2012-2016 Cadillac Escalade 2012-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche 2012-2016 Chevrolet Express 2012-2016 Silverado 2012-2016 Suburban 2012-2016 Tahoe 2012-2016 GMC Savana 2012-2016 Sierra 2012-2016 Yukon Symptoms covered by service bulletin PIT5206D Unwanted grade braking when NOT going down a grade … Read More

Flush a heater core

Reverse flush a heater core to remove clog and get more heat If your heater core doesn’t output heat or outputs too little heat, it may be clogged with corrosion debris or degraded coolant. Many times you can reverse flush a heater core to restore heater core operation. You can do this yourself with a flush kit from an auto parts store and an adapter from a home center. Or you can buy a special flush gun. If you opt for the flush kit, you’ll also need a garden hose-to-5/8” … Read More

P2097 Malibu bulletin #PIP5215A

Service bulletin #PIP5215A  fix for P2097 Malibu What is the P2097 Malibu problem? GM has issued a service bulletin #PIP5215A to address a P2097 Malibu trouble code. The bulletin applies to 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles with the 2.5L (VIN A) engine. GM states that the P2097 code may set intermittently. When oxygen sensors report a lean condition, the ECM increases fuel delivery. But there’s a maximum limit on how much fuel the computer can add. The P2097 Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System High Limit code means the computer has reached … Read More

Engine overheats, no heat and P00B7, P2181

Diagnose and fix Engine overheats, no heat P00B7, P2181 GM vehicles Fix an engine overheats, no heat P00B7, P2181 problem on GM vehicles GM has issued a service bulletin # PIP5300 for the vehicles listed below. The symptoms covered in the bulletin are Engine overheats, no heat and P00B7, P2181. If you own one of the vehicles listed below, this bulletin may pertain to you. GM reports that some of these vehicles may experience engine overheating, poor heater performance, and an “AC OFF” warning light. In addition, a code scan … Read More

P0010, P0013 Malibu and Cadillac

Fix for P0010, P0013 Malibu and Cadillac GM has issued a service bulletin N151702710 to address a P0010, P0013 Malibu and Cadillac issue with the variable valve timing actuators (see the affected vehicles below). If either code is set in the ECM, the fix is to replace the intake or exhaust camshaft position actuator solenoid. The cause is a broken wire in the intake or exhaust camshaft position sensor. It cannot be repair and must be replaced. Vehicles affected by service bulletin N151702710 Some 2013 model year Cadillac ATS and … Read More

2001 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram

2001 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram, also Mercury Grand Marquis This 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram shows two fuse boxes; the Battery Junction Box/Power Distribution Box located under the hood and the Smart Junction Box/Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel located under the dash to the left of the steering wheel, near the brake pedal. There’s lots more information on this site for your vehicle. To find fuse diagrams, click here To find Relay locations, click here To find Sensor Locations, click here To find … Read More

2002 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram

2002 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram 2002 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram, also Mercury Grand Marquis This 2002 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram shows two fuse boxes; the Battery Junction Box/Power Distribution Box located under the hood and the Smart Junction Box/Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel located under the dash to the left of the steering wheel, near the brake pedal. There’s lots more information on this site for your vehicle. To find fuse diagrams, click here To find Relay locations, click here To find Sensor Locations, click here To find … Read More

2003 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram

2003 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram, also Mercury Grand Marquis This 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram shows two fuse boxes; the Battery Junction Box/Power Distribution Box located under the hood and the Smart Junction Box/Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel located under the dash to the left of the steering wheel, near the brake pedal. There’s lots more information on this site for your vehicle. To find fuse diagrams, click here To find Relay locations, click here To find Sensor Locations, click here To find … Read More

2004 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram

2004 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram, also Mercury Grand Marquis This 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram shows two fuse boxes; the Battery Junction Box/Power Distribution Box located under the hood and the Smart Junction Box/Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel located under the dash to the left of the steering wheel, near the brake pedal. There’s lots more information on this site for your vehicle. To find fuse diagrams, click here To find Relay locations, click here To find Sensor Locations, click here To find … Read More

2005 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram

2005 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram 2005 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram, also Mercury Grand Marquis This 2005 Ford Crown Victoria Fuse Diagram shows two fuse boxes; the Battery Junction Box/Power Distribution Box located under the hood and the Smart Junction Box/Passenger Compartment Fuse Panel located under the dash to the left of the steering wheel, near the brake pedal. There’s lots more information on this site for your vehicle. To find fuse diagrams, click here To find Relay locations, click here To find Sensor Locations, click here To find … Read More

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