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AC light flashing GM vehicles

Fix AC light flashing GM vehicles GM has issued a technical service bulletin #09-01-38-004: INFORMATION FOR VEHICLES WITH HVAC CONTROL MODULE A/C AND RECIRCULATION INDICATORS FLASHING. The bulletin applies to the following vehicles: 2008–2010 Buick Enclave 2007–2010 Cadillac Escalade Models 2007–2010 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe 2009–2010 Chevrolet Traverse 2007–2010 GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL 2007–2010 Saturn OUTLOOK The A/C light is designed to flash and disallow A/C operation if any of the following conditions are present: Ambient air temperature (AAT) is too cold (35 degrees or colder) Vehicle … Read More

Ford AC doesn’t work

Ford AC doesn’t work, leaks refrigerant, low freon, Ford vehicles, TSB Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #06-4-9 to address leaking refrigerant problems on the vehicles listed below. Ford has determined the cause as a faulty compressor shaft seal. Ford has issued a revised compressor shaft seal F1VY-19D665-A to solve the problem.Don’t replace the compressor, just the shaft seal 2003 Escort 2003-2006 Focus, Mustang, Taurus 2003 Explorer Sport, Windstar 2003-2005 Excursion, Explorer Sport Trac 2003-2006 Escape, F-150, F-Super Duty, Ranger 2004-2006 Freestar 2006 Low Cab Forward Lincoln: 2002 … Read More

Growling noise from front end

Fix Growling noise from front end Chrysler has issued a technical service bulletin #02-004-12 relating to a growling or humming noise coming from the front wheel bearings on 2008-10 Dodge Grand Caravan and Town and Country minivans. The bulletin applies to vehicles built before Oct 15, 2012. Chrylser is extending the warranty on these bearing for 5-yrs or 90,000 miles. If you hear this noise and are within the extended warranty period, take the vehicle to your Chrysler dealer for a free replacement. If you’re outside the warranty period, replace … Read More

Air only blows through defrost vents

Air only blows through defrost vents Air only blows through defrost vents, cannot change heater settings, Escalade, Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, TSB, #04-01-38-008 GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #04-01-38-008 to address problems with the heating system, blower control, and airflow on 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 If you find that you cannot control any of the heater controls, heating, air conditioning, or airflow, or the air only blows through … 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

Can’t remove key from ignition, can’t move shifter from park – Impala

Can’t remove key from ignition, can’t move shifter from park  – Impala GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSV) 08-07-007B to address problems with the shift interlock feature on 2007-08 Chevrolet Impalas. The bulletin states that problems that occurred during manufacturing may have caused the wiring harness to the shift interlock solenoid to be misrouted. The misrouting can result in broken wires to the solenoid. Here’s how to troubleshoot the system. The body control module (BCM) provides power to the shift interlock solenoid when it sees the ignition key … Read More

My coolant light is on but not low on coolant

Fix problem with low coolant light on but not low on coolant – Ford Escape Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 03-25-2 to address the problem of low coolant light on but not low on coolant. Coolant is at proper level in reservoir. The TSB applies to all 2001-03 Ford Escapes. Ford advises that there are 4 different cells in the reservoir (Ford calls it a degas bottle because it’s also used to bleed air out of the engine). The front cells of the bottle should NOT be … Read More

P0452 P0841

Fix code P0452 P0841 P0452 or P0841 trouble codes on Journey, Chrysler Sebring, Avenger, Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, Grand Caravan Chrysler has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 18-034-08 REV D to address trouble codes P0452 Evap Pressure Switch Stuck Closed and P0841 Pressure Switch Rationality. If you own one of the vehicles listed below and have either of these trouble codes, first perform the diagnostic checks shown in the shop manual. If the components check out ok, take the vehicle to the dealer for a PCM reflash with … Read More

Liftgate Ajar light on

Liftgate Ajar light on Courtesy lights and Liftgate Ajar light on intermittently. Chime tone intermittent. Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Commander, Durango, Aspen, Dodge Caravan, Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country Chrysler has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 08-022-07 to address a problem with the courtesy and liftgate ajar lights illuminating intermittently along with an intermittent chime tone. The TSB applies to the following vehicles. 2007 – 2008 Nitro 2008 Liberty 2008 Cherokee (International) 2007 – 2008 Grand Cherokee 2007 – 2008 Grand Cherokee (International Markets) 2006 … Read More

Heated seat problems Ford Freestyle, Five Hundred, Montego

Fix Heated seat problems Ford Freestyle, Five Hundred, Montego Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #06-2-11 to address Heated seat problems in the following vehicles: 2005-06 Freestyle, Five Hundred, and Montego built through 11/22/2005. The problem may be caused by the heater harness being trapped between the track torsion bar and the cushion when the seat is in the rear full tilt down position. That damages the soldered joint at the heating pad. The fix involves replacing the seat pad with a new part number and re-routing the … Read More

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