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Cranks but no start

Cranks but no start, P0442, P0449, P0455, P0463, C0045, C0050, Service Engine Soon light on, ABS light on, fuel gauge erratic, fuel gauge doesn’t work. Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6, TSB PIC4661

GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) PIC4661 to address Cranks but no start, no start, P0442, P0449, P0455, P0463, C0045, C0050 conditions. The TSB applies to the following vehicles:

2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu
2005-2007 Pontiac G6

These vehicles were manufactured with a wiring harness that is exposed to road debris causing it to be damaged. If the harness is damaged, it may set the following trouble codes; P0442, P0449, P0455, P0461, P0463, C0045, C0050, along with a crank but no start, Service Engine Soon light, and ABS light on. You may also see a fuel gauge that’s inoperative or erratic.

Start by inspecting the wiring harness at the right rear floor pan area at connector # 413. The harness loops in front of the EVAP canister. It may be damaged. If so, repair the harness and re-tape. Then reposition the loop out of the way of road debris using zip ties. Fasten the harness to the right rear parking brake cable.

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