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No start Silverado, Sierra

Cause of no start Silverado, Sierra Dead battery, no start Silverado, Sierra GM has issued a service bulletin 12-08-57-001 to address a weak or dead battery, no start, no crank condition on the vehicles listed below. The problem may or may not also include any of the following trouble codes U0140, U0151, U0164, U0168, U0214, U0155, U0184, U0194, U0198, B1019, U0170, C0561 Vehicles affected 2008-2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2008-2012 GMC Sierra No start Silverado, Sierra symptoms If you encounter no crank/no start, a weak/dead battery or battery drain condition on the … Read More

Stalls but restarts

Stalls but restarts after cooldown, GM truck If you own a late model Avalance, Silverado, Suburban, Sierra, Denali, or Yukon and experience a problem where the vehicle drives and then just stalls out as if it has run out of gas, well, it has (kinda). This problem can also set a P0230 or U0109 trouble code, and can also show up as a no start after stall. Shops are reporting problems with the fuel pump control module (FPCM), not the pump itself. Here’s how it works. Rather than run the … Read More

Heater fan won’t stop running – GM products

Heater fan won’t stop running – GM products Heater fan won’t run, Heater fan won’t stop running – GM products, Ranier, Escalade, Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Sierra, Yukon, Envoy GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #06-01-39-002B to address problems with the front blower motor. In some cases in cold weather the blower motor may not run, or if it does, it may not shut off when you turn off the vehicle. The TSB applies to the following vehicles with automatic temperature control: 2004-2007 Buick Rainier 2004-2006 Cadillac Escalade Models … Read More

AC not cold enough – GM products

AC not cold enough – GM products AC not cold enough, Compressor doesn’t run, air conditioning not cold, Escalade, Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Sierra, Yukon GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #04-01-38-013 to address an air conditioning problem where the air conditioning isn’t cold or the compressor doesn’t run. The TSB applies to the following models: 2003-2005 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT 2003-2005 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe 2003-2005 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL 2003-2005 HUMMER H2 The problem may be caused by a wiring problem that … Read More

Service 4WD light on Check engine light on

Service 4WD light on Check engine light on Service 4WD light on, can’t shift into 4WD, 4WD shift doesn’t work, transfer case motor doesn’t work on Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Ram, Sierra, Yukon, Check engine light on Cardone, a leading manufacturer of rebuilt transfer case motors has issued a service bulletin advising shops of a reason why a brand new Cardone motor may not work properly. In fact, the same problem may be the root cause of the factory transfer case motor not working. Apparently Chevrolet, GMC, and Dodge ground … Read More

Harsh shift P0717

Fix Harsh shift P0717 Harsh shift on Saab 9-7x, Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Envoy, Canyon, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, Hummer, vehicles, P0717 GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) PIP4051B for the following vehicles with these transmissions; 4L60E, 4L65E, 4L70E 2006-08 Saab 9-7x 2006-07 Buick Rainier 2007-08 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe 2006-08 GMC Envoy 2007-08 GMC Canyon, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL 2007-08 Hummer The problem shows up as a harsh shift and trouble code P0717. Before performing any major repairs, … Read More

ABS light on GM vehicles

Why is my ABS light on GM vehicles GM has issued a TSB #04-05-025-002A covering the following vehicles: 2004 Buick Rainier 2002-04 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT 2003-04 Chevrolet Silverado 2000-04 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe 2003-04 Chevrolet Avalanche, Trailblazer 2003-04 Chevrolet SSR 1999-04 GMC Sierra 2000-04 GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL 2002-04 GMC Envoy 2004 GMC Envoy XUV 2002-2004 Oldsmobile Bravada The problem shows up as a glowing ABS light and trouble coded C0265, C0201, U1041 and a loss of communication with the brake module (EBCM). The TSB warns dealers NOT … Read More


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