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Please, try your very best to describe the symptoms, not what you think it is. It is very important that as much information about the vehicle is given. The model year, vehicle make, model, engine size, mileage. As much information as possible. Do not worry about being redundant. For example: I have a 2005 Cadillac DeVille with 163,500 miles. Recently the front brakes are making a grinding type noise after driving 10 miles or so. The brakes stop fine. What should I look for?

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My 2003 Saturn L300 engine code P1780 wont run when it get hot?


#PIP3922: Repeat DTC P0606 And P1780 Setting - keywords 00 01 02 03 04 05 DTC JB L81 MAF MIL P0606 P1780 reducedpwrmde reman saturn - (Sep 26, 2006)

Subject: Repeat DTC P0606 and P1780 Setting

Models: 2000-2005 Saturn L series with L81 V6 The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.
Condition/Concern:
A technician may find codes P0606 and P1780 setting. They may state that they are not able to duplicate the concern. Tech may state that when the customer is driving they report a sudden loss of power, then no throttle response, and the warning indicators come on. Tech may also state that the ECM and MAF were replaced with no change.
Recommendation/Instructions:
These codes will set if the wrong MAF was installed on the vehicle previously. This being an intermittent code the MAF may work without any concerns initially. The retailer may not be aware of 2 different part number MAF's for 2000-05 L series with L81. Compounding this is the reman sticker may fall off and GM does not cross reference the Bosch part number to theirs. Any time these codes are setting have technician verify the correct MAF is installed using the reference below
The part numbers are:
2000-03 90528435 Last 3 of Bosch # 184 (important because the reman sticker may be missing)
2004-05 24437651 Last 3 of Bosch # 087 (important because the reman sticker may be missing)
Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.
GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a ""do-it-yourselfer"". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.
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Mar 04, 2016 | 2003 Saturn L-Series

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Drivers side rear brakes creaking


Did it occur to you that we can't read your mind, and we don't even know what kind of vehicle these brakes are on, let alone if they're drum or disc?

Also, it's important that you better describe the symptom. "Creaking" doesn't cut it. You need to state WHEN and under WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES the noise occurs (standing still? going 40? going 80? brakes applied? brakes not applied? vehicle on fire?), and try to better describe the noise itself.

Jul 20, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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I think my auto evaporation system is broken


why do think this ? what is your vehicle make and model and describe the symptoms that are being experienced

Jul 02, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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2004 sunfire airbag light flashes 5 times than stays on


Hi there:
It really depends on the code that they are finding when they scan the system to see what is going on with the system. Check for any loose plugs under the passenger seat and try scanned the module to know fault codes there.

There is a factory bulleting regarding the air bag system, but it would only apply if the codes on the list are what they are finding when they scan the system.
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The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Condition/Concern:

You may experience an intermittent or current SIR indicator on the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) with DTC B0012 0E, b0013 0E, b0016 0E, b0019 0E, b0020 0E, b0022, b0023 0E, B0033 0E, B0040 0E, or B0042 set in the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM).

Note: This PI only applies to the DTCs as listed above. Example, if you have a dtc B0022 symptom 0D, this pi DOES NOT apply because it is only for a B0022. DTCs B0022 and B0042 will not have symptom codes because they are for older models like the Trailblazer, Envoy, etc, and did not use symptom codes.

Recommendation/Instructions:

Inspect for a loose, missing, or broken Connector Position Assurance (CPA) retainer at the air bag for the set dtc. If loose, remove the connector and reinstall correctly by first pushing the connector body in completely and then pushing in the CPA completely. If the CPA is broken, missing, or will not seat in connector correctly, replace the CPA retainer with part number: 54590003 (Orange CPA) that is located in the connector tray of the terminal repair kit.

Note: If the CPA retainer part number: 54590003 (Orange CPA) can't be located in terminal repair kit, contact Kent Moore Tools @ 1-800-GM-Tools to obtain a new package of 5.

Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.


GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a "do-it-yourselfer". They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely. If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that the bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will have that condition. See your GM dealer for information on whether your vehicle may benefit from the information.
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Feb 16, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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is starter bad


If vehicle cannot be jumped w/ jumper cables, you can try hitting the starter w/ the end of a bar while someone is trying to start it. If all of the fuses and relays check out ok, try to turn the engine over by hand ie: socket & breaker bar. Also check for battery terminal corrosion, if present, it must be cleaned first. If no other problems can be found, then you may replace the starter assembly.

Aug 05, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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