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1.9 4-cylinder VIN 8 firing order

1.9 4-cylinder VIN 8 firing order, spark plug gap, spark plug torque, coil pack layout.   © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

1.9 4-cylinder VIN 9 firing order diagram

1.9 4-cylinder VIN 9 firing order diagram, spark plug gap, spark plug torque, coil pack layout. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

no start no crank no click – GM

How to diagnose a no start no click on GM vehicle. If you have a late model GM vehicle and turn the key only to hear nothing, you’ll most likely think you have a dead battery—and you may. But a no start, no crank, no click condition can be far more involved than that. In the old days, power flowed through the ignition switch and down to the starter solenoid. Not anymore. The ignition switch now talks to the body control module (BCM) and it’s the BCM that initiates one of … Read More

Passlock III reset procedure

How to do a Passlock III reset This is one in a series of articles. READ THIS FIRST GM made several different types of anti-theft systems. VATS, PassKey, and PassLock. The troubleshoot and reset procedures are different for each. PassLock seems to have the highest failure rate. So if you have a key WITHOUT a chip in it, chances are it’s a PassLock system. This article describes how to troublshoot and fix a PassLock system. But here are some more articles to help Click here to see the resetting procedure … Read More

Passlock reset procedure

How to perform a PassLock Reset This is one in a series of articles. READ THIS FIRST GM made several different types of anti-theft systems. VATS, PassKey, and PassLock. The troubleshoot and reset procedures are different for each. PassLock seems to have the highest failure rate. So if you have a key WITHOUT a chip in it, chances are it’s a PassLock system. This article describes how to troublshoot and fix a PassLock system. But here are some more articles to help Click here to see the resetting procedure for … Read More

Passkey II reset procedure

This is one in a series of articles. READ THIS FIRST GM made several different types of anti-theft systems. VATS, PassKey, and PassLock. The troubleshoot and reset procedures are different for each. PassLock seems to have the highest failure rate. So if you have a key WITHOUT a chip in it, chances are it’s a PassLock system. This article describes how to troublshoot and fix a PassLock system. But here are some more articles to help Click here to see the resetting procedure for PassLock Click here to see the … Read More

Brake pulsation — Saturn, Buick, Chevy, Pontiac

Brake pedal pulsates GM reports that owners of 2005-07 Relay, Buick Terraza, Chevy Uplander, and Pontiac Montana minivans may experience brake pulsation, even if they’ve had a brake job done recently. The problem has been traced to poorly designed dust shields that allow road debris to get thrown at the rotors. All that grit produces excessive and uneven rotor wear. The new dust shields are #19167950 for the left side, and #19167253 for the right side. Once you install the new shields, have the old rotors machined or replaced so … Read More

Saturn clunking sound

Saturn making clunking sound If you have a Saturn clunking sound on a 2007 Saturn Sky that squawks when you drive over a small bump in cold weather? Well, Saturn has disclosed that the most likely source is the sway bar bushing rubbing against the sway bar or retaining clamps. There are two fixes, depending on which model suspension you have. For the FE2, replace the bushings with a standard set and revised clamps (part #15784871). For FE3 suspensions, install newer designed bushings (part #25789241) along with the modified clamps. … Read More

wipers skip on windshield – Saturn Ion Wipers

wipers skip on windshield – Saturn Ion Wipers Saturn has issued a TSB (03-08-43-004) for 2003 and earlier Ion models that exhibit a problem with the wipers skip on windshield – Saturn Ion Wipers. The fix is to install redesigned arms. Make sure the arms are at the bottom of the wipe pattern. Remove the arm nut cover and the nut. Use a wiper arm removal tool to pry the arm from the tapered pivot stud. Install the new arm and torque the nut to 22ft/lbs. The new part numbers … Read More

Erratic shifting, poor acceleration—Saturn

Saturn has identified a driveability problem with erratic shifting, poor acceleration that’s caused by the air filter. I’ve talked about this in other articles, but here it is again—drivability problems associated with re-useable air filters. If you are using the oiled type such as K and N versus the non-oiled type, you may have created the problem yourself. If you notice poor acceleration and erratic transmission operation, check for trouble codes. If the code you get is related to the MAF and you’re using an oiled filter, you can stop … Read More


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