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Posts Tagged: Grand Am

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

Turn Signals Problems on Malibu, Impala, Alero, Cutlass, Grand Am, Monte Carlo, Saturn Vue, Chevy S Trucks, Chevy T Trucks, Corvette

Fix clicking sound from dash Turn Signals Problems on Malibu, Impala, Alero, Cutlass, Grand Am, Monte Carlo, Saturn Vue, Chevy S Trucks, Chevy T Trucks, Corvette If you have turn Signals Problems on Malibu, Impala, Alero, Cutlass, Grand Am, Monte Carlo, Saturn Vue, Chevy S Trucks, Chevy T Trucks, Corvette, read this post. The GM vehicles above all seem to have a common problem with turn signals. The problem may show up as the following symptoms: No turn signal operation Rapid flash even though no bulbs are burned out Flasher … 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

ABS Light on GM vehicle

ABS Light on Regal, Century, Impala, Monte Carlo, Intrigue, Grand Prix GM really did it this time. Now their cars have a solid or intermittent ABS light on. They routed the ABS sensor wiring harness so that it may contact the tie rod end you wind up with the ABS light on. The touching wears away the insulation and causes an intermittent or constant ABS light on. Testing is difficult because the fault may not show unless the suspension is moved up or down. Before you or your mechanic jump … 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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