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Gary if you remove the rubber boot on the floor you might be able to see where it disconnected from. What isn't working?
That should help give you an idea where it disconnected from. It's usually connected with linkage, I've had standard shift mostly life but don't remember cables on any of them? If you still can't find where it goes I would say whomever replaced your clutch didn't fasten it correctly. I would take it back and make them connect it. Unless it broke rather than just came disconnected?

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Aug 28, 2019

Unfortunately you are correct, this
vehicle has the PASSLOCK II key
based engine disabling system, and currently it
is engaged. The sensor does not recognize &
retain the passlock reader chip in your ignition
switch any longer.

A bypass is required to circumvent.
If left unchecked, it will lock down the fuel injector
rail (as it has now), and you will need to
tow it in to GM for evaluation, and resetting.
Eventuall, the 10 minute over ride will cease to
work and you will finally be forced to visit
a Pontiac/GM dealer.

But, if you want to just remove this system
from the equation entirelly,
I suggest the PLJX bypass kit to get around
this issue.

This Passlock Bypass Module is designed to momentarilly
allow the engine to remote start by sending a proper
coded pulse to open the fuel rail passlock injector
cut off circuit.

The output from an alarm/remote starter
would then shut down the pulse, once it has detected
the engine has engaged, and preserve the integrity
of the passlock system.

That is it's designed purpose.

However, in your case, this input wire on the PLJX module,
instead of going to a momentary ground pulse from
an alarm/remote starter,
would go to a constant chassis ground, through
the bypass module, grounding out the PASSLOCK.
The PASSLOCK would then always be bypassed as long
as that wire is chassis grounded.

I can not speak about a damaged passlock system,
like if a thief has destroyed it, because I do not
get into this part of GM'S security application.
Coincidence to installing
after market remote starters, this does work on bypassing
passlock in most all GM vehicles,
including your year GM vehicle as well.

Also, this is a self learning, resistor sensing
and adjusting module. Once the VATS wires have been tapped,
you would press the program button to learn,
and it does. The car should then allow start
with any hardware store key.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on May 06, 2019

There are no adjustments you can make . Idle is controlled by the PCM - engine computer via the IAC - idle air control valve. Changing the fuel pressure regulator shouldn't have changed the idle at all . So , what did you do wrong .

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 06, 2019

There's a website that has all this information about all this and manuals everything totally free there are many actually but I personally like few .. let me know if u need help

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 04, 2019

Set Clock
Press and hold the HR or MN button until an audible beep indicates the time set mode has been entered. Once the beep is heard, the time can be set by tapping each button to incrementally adjust the time. Holding down each button will rapidly change the time.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019

Hello! To check the fluid level, the first thing you want to do is get the fluid to operating temperature, by driving it for a bit and letting it shift through all gears. Once you've done that you need to make sure you park the car on a very level surface. Remove the front passenger wheel and the splash guard. From there reference the picture below to give you an idea where the fluid check plug is located - there is no dipstick on this transmission (4T45e). You will also see the fill plug location.

If you do a pan drop and filter replacement only, the fill capacity is 6.9 quarts. You will want to use Dexron III type transmission fluid.

FYI - here are the torque specs for the pan bolts is 106 in/lbs and the check/fill plugs are both 124 in/lbs.

Hope this helps and good luck!

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Sep 19, 2018

if he change his own oil get a different boyfriend ,one with some basic knowledge of cars.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Aug 16, 2018

look under the car and see where the tank is located. If it is under the trunk its probably in the trunk same for backseat tank would be under the back seat.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Jul 28, 2018

If equipped with an anti theft system it may be malfunctioning or have a bad sensor . The horn switch or relay may be bad also .

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on May 15, 2018


2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Mar 17, 2018

I know
this website www.reliable-store.com that i get manuals from, and they have all models online that solve all simple/technical problems like professionals

I also brought for my 1989 BMW, such old model, they had it and it was very good manual. Go ahead, I bet.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Mar 14, 2018

One possibility is the temp sensor,if it does know it's a cold start ,it won't have an enriched fuel mixture to start.
Change it or put on a scanner and look at the temp sensor reading when cold.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 17, 2018

No, but the relay could be shorted.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 14, 2018

For DIY, try to replace the switch 2. Locate the flasher unit and see if the noises coming from there.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

This sounds like a worn out cv joint. You should have a qualified mechanic check it out. It is impossible to say for sure what it is without checking it.

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Replace the turn signal switch

2004 Pontiac... | Answered on Jan 15, 2018

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