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2.4 4-cylinder VIN T firing order

2.4 4-cylinder VIN T firing order Alero, Cavalier, Sunfire, Malibu and Grand Am, firing order, spark plug gap, spark plug torque, coil pack layout   © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

Spark plugs fouled with oil

Spark plugs fouled with oil Spark plugs oil fouled, oil in cylinders, excessive oil consumption on Malibu, Cobalt, Alero, Grand Am, Pursuit, Saturn L with GM has issued a technical service bulleting (TSB) #05-06-01-003C for issues relating to excessive oil consumption, spark plug fouling, and oil in cylinder for the vehicles shown below with the Ecotec 2.2L 4-Cylinder Engine (VINs D, F) 2004-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, Classic, Malibu 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 2004-2005 Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire 2005 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only) 2004-2005 Saturn L-Series, ION, VUE If you … Read More

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

Water pump leaks on GM

Leaking water pump on GM Water pumps are built with a hole directly below the seal assembly. The purpose of the hole is too allow the seal to breathe as it expands and contracts from heat. During those periods of expansion and contraction, a small amount of coolant may seep past the seal and drip out the hole. To most of us, coolant coming out of the “weep” hole is the sign of a pump about to give up the ghost. In this case however, it’s considered normal. Changing the … Read More

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