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Ticking Noise Inside Car – GM products

Ticking Noise Inside Car – GM products GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 06-06-02-002C to address Ticking Noise Inside Car on Passenger Side at Idle conditions. The TSB applies to the following vehicles: 2006 Buick Rendezvous, Terraza 2006 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Malibu Maxx, Malibu SS, Monte Carlo, Uplander 2006 Pontiac G6, G6 GT, G6 GTP, Montana SV6 2006 Saturn Relay with 3.5L or 3.9L V6 Engine If you own one of these vehicles and notice a ticking or clicking noise inside the vehicle on the passenger side with the … Read More

Airbag light flashing – GM products

Airbag light flashing – GM products GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) PIC4734 to address Airbag light flashing, SIR light flashing conditions. The TSB applies to the following vehicles: 2005-2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2006-2008 Chevrolet HHR 2006-2007 Chevrolet Malibu 2008 Chevrolet Malibu (Classic) 2008 Chevrolet Malibu (new body style) 2006-2008 Pontiac G6/G5 2007-2008 Saturn Aura The problems mentioned above may appear after an SDM has been replaced or the BCM has recently been programmed. Replacing the SDM and or BCM again will not correct this concern. You must take … Read More

Engine ticking noise

Fix engine ticking noise Cobalt, Malibu, Colorado, Envoy, Hummer, Ion, Saab GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) PIP3972A to address a ticking sound on the following vehicles: 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu 2005-2007 Pontiac G6 2007 Saturn Aura equipped with a 3.5 LX9 The ticking sound is heard inside the vehicle and appears to come from the right side of the dash at idle speeds or stops. The noise sounds like a lifter click or solenoid click. It is neither. GM says the noise is instead coming from the right … Read More

P1516 P2135 P2138

Fix codes P1516 P2135 P2138 GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 07-06-04-003 to address a problem with a reduced power and REPEATING trouble codes P1516 P2135 P2138 on the following vehicles: 2005-2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, Cobalt SS, Malibu 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, TrailBlazer 2006 GMC Canyon, Envoy 2006 HUMMER H3 2005-2006 Saturn ION, ION Red Line 2006 Saab 9-7X The codes P1516 Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance, P2135 Throttle Position (TP) Sensor 1-2 Correlation, P2138 Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor 1-2 Correlation, may NOT require replacement. … Read More

Fix codes C206 P1125 P2105

Check engine light on C206 P1125 P2105 GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) PIC3170C to address a check engine light and trouble codes C206 P1125 P2105 on the following vehicles: 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu\Maxx 2005-2007 Pontiac G6 2007 Saturn Aura GM has traced the problem to water intrusion on connector C206 located on the left side of the dash. When water gets inside it can set service engine soon SES, SVS, APP and trouble codes P1125 and P2105. If you find water inside the connector, check for a leak at … Read More

Turn Signals Problems on Malibu, Impala, Alero, Cutlass, Grand Am, Monte Carlo, Saturn Vue, Chevy S Trucks, Chevy T Trucks, Corvette

Fix clicking sound from dash Turn Signals Problems on Malibu, Impala, Alero, Cutlass, Grand Am, Monte Carlo, Saturn Vue, Chevy S Trucks, Chevy T Trucks, Corvette If you have turn Signals Problems on Malibu, Impala, Alero, Cutlass, Grand Am, Monte Carlo, Saturn Vue, Chevy S Trucks, Chevy T Trucks, Corvette, read this post. The GM vehicles above all seem to have a common problem with turn signals. The problem may show up as the following symptoms: No turn signal operation Rapid flash even though no bulbs are burned out Flasher … Read More

Oil leak Cobalt Mailbu G5

I have an Oil leak Cobalt Mailbu G5 GM reports that an oil leak that appears to be coming from behind the starter motor is actually coming from a leaking oil pressure switch. The leak appears on 2.2L 4-cylinder engines made prior to 2/19/07. GM has issued a new part that holds up better. Replace the switch and clean up the old oil. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

P0716 P0717 Transmission Code GM Vehicles

Fix P0716 P0717 Transmission Code GM Vehicles GM has issued a TSB # 00-06-04-037 for P0716 P0717 Transmission Codes to cover the vehicles listed below. The condition could be caused by an intermittent connection in the Input Speed Sensor circuit. The condition is most often found at the 20-pin connector to the wiring harness interface. The input speed sensor produces a signal to the powertrain control module (PCM). If the PCM detects a large change of the input speed signal in an extremely short period of time (less than 0.8 … Read More


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