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Cranks but no start – GM

Cranks but no start – GM

GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) PIC3535A to address cranks but no start, no spark conditions. The TSB applies to the following vehicles:

2004-2006 Chevrolet Malibu
2005-2006 Pontiac G6

If you own any of these vehicles and have a cranks but no start, no start, no spark condition, start by checking the ground G106 on the upper transmission bell housing stud. If this ground is clean and tight make sure you check the terminal crimp on the wire for looseness. If this ground terminal is loose, it would cause the conditions listed here. If the terminal is tight, proceed with normal diagnostics procedures.

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