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Dead battery GM vehicles

Dead battery GM vehicles GM has issued a service bulletin 10-08-50-001 to address dead battery problems in the vehicles listed below with heated seats. The condition may be intermittent or full time and appears as a dead battery, low battery, no crank no start condition. GM has determined that the heated seat module is the cause of the battery drain. Do NOT replace the module. GM has released a software update to reprogram the module and force it to shut down once the vehicle is turned off. Any GM dealer … Read More

No crank No start Dodge Durango

No crank No start Dodge Durango If you turn the key on a Dodge Durango and get a No crank No start situation where it won’t start or crank, most people head right for the battery. But there can be other issues. Here’s how power flows in this vehicle. The system uses an engine starter motor relay located in the power distribution center (PDC). Power flows to the relay contacts from fuse 16. Power flows to the relay control coil from fuse “E” to the ignition switch and then to … Read More

No crank no start – Chrysler product

No crank no start – Chrysler product Alright, so you’re turning the key and getting No crank no start. Well, in the old days, the power ran from the ignition switch down to the starter solenoid and then to the starter motor. There’s no way car makers are gonna make it that simple for you. Every car maker has a different setup and it’s not even the same from model to model within the same maker. But I’ll walk you through a typical Chrysler starting setup. Click on the PDF … Read More

No crank no start

Ford Focus won’t start P0068, hesitation, surge on Ford Focus 2.3L Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 03-20-9 to address an intermittent No crank no start, hesitation at 75 MPH, and DTC P0068 MAP/MAF Throttle position correlation on 2003 Ford Focus vehicles with the 2.3L PZEV engine. Do not replace any parts on this vehicle if you encounter this problem. Ford has released a software update to correct the problem. Take your vehicle to a Ford dealer or independent shop that has reprogramming capabilities and refer them to … Read More

No crank no start Ford Escape

Ford Escape won’t start, electrical accessories don’t work Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 06-9-3 to cover problems with intermittent power windows, door locks, keyless entry, lighting, speed control, radio, instrument cluster warning lamps. The problem affects 2001-04 Ford Escape vehicles and occurs more in cold weather. Ford directs you to examine connectors C134 and C263 for signs of corrosion. A water leak in the left pillar may be the original cause of the problem. Remove the driver’s side kick panel to access the connector C263. It’s the one … Read More

No Crank, No Start on Chrysler Minivans

Minivan won’t Crank, won’t start There are a whole host of electrical problems on Chrysler minivans that would cause either a no crank no start situation. But first you have to determine if the problem is related to the anti-theft system. An anti-theft related no crank, no start problem will appear as a start/stall, start/stall, (several or just once) and then a no crank. If those are the symptoms, first check your key ring to make sure you don’t have any other “transmitter” type keys on your key ring (regardless … Read More


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