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No crank no start no click – GM

No crank no start no click – GM GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #PIP4208 to deal with a no crank, no start, no click situation on the following vehicles: 2006-2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2006-2008 Chevrolet HHR 2006-2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2007-2008 Pontiac G5 2007-2008 Pontiac G6 2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only) 2006-2008 Pontiac Solstice 2006-2007 Saturn ION 2006-2008 Saturn Sky The starting procedure on these vehicles is fairly complicated and the root problem lies in the ignition switch. The ignition switch does NOT directly control the starter motor like … Read More

Why does my Malibu Stall

Fix a stalling Malibu If you’ve got a 2004-’05 Chevrolet Malibu with the 2.2L engine and notice severe hesitation and your Malibu Stalls and RPM Drops, this may be the fix. The problem can occur if you’re doing parking lot maneuvers or during a deceleration. The cause is a voltage spike from the radiator fan that scrambles the electronic ignition controls. Don’t waste your time replacing the crankshaft sensor—it won’t help. Instead, install a diode protected jumper harness (P/N 15242641). Splice it in into the cooling fan circuit using the … Read More


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