Monthly Archives: April 2016

New 2016 Camaro Convertible is Here

The all-new 2016 Camaro Convertible (Fig. 1) is rolling into Chevrolet dealerships across the country. The convertible model is offered in the same trim levels and powertrain configurations as the Camaro coupe, including the new 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine (RPO … Continue reading

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Buick Debuts the New Cascada Convertible

The all-new 2016 Cascada (Fig. 5), Buick’s first convertible in a quarter of a century, blends performance, sophistication and innovation in an appealing mix that will delight those who love open-air driving.   Fig. 5 Powertrain Features   The Cascada … Continue reading

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Cascada Convertible Top Operation and Service

As with any convertible, the new Buick Cascada’s first impression starts at the top — in this case, a premium soft top driven by an electro-hydraulic power roof system. (Fig. 11) It is made from traditional fabric with a fleece … Continue reading

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Vented and Non-Vented Slip Yokes

Technicians diagnosing a transmission fluid leak from the rear of the transmission on 2014-2016 Silverado and Sierra 2WD models may notice the fluid is coming from the plug in the propeller shaft slip yoke.   2WD trucks use a vented … Continue reading

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Foam and Cardboard Insert for Tire Inflator Kit

During the pre-delivery inspection on the 2016-2017 Volt, a piece of foam that is surrounded by a cardboard shell (Fig. 16) will be found in the trunk. Do not discard these parts.   Fig. 16   The cardboard shell is … Continue reading

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Emergency Trunk Release Handle Interference

The power trunk may not open when using the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter (key fob) or the touch pad on the trunk on some 2016 Malibu models. During an attempted activation of the power trunk, a low volume audible click … Continue reading

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Proper Oil Filter Replacement Helps Prevent Engine Damage

Modern engine technologies used in GM passenger cars and trucks today require different oil filtration needs than in the past. Bearing clearances are tighter, and the replacement of lead overlay to aluminum overlay bearings has put an increased significance on … Continue reading

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Upper and Lower Oil Pan Parts Restriction

The upper oil pan (part number 12637301) (Fig. 23) and lower oil pan (part number 12637773) (Fig. 24) used on 2016 Encore, Cruze, Malibu, Spark and 2016-2017 Volt models equipped with engine RPO L3A, LE2, LFV or LV7 is on … Continue reading

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All-New 2016 Cruze Arrives

Redesigned from the ground up, the all-new 2016 Cruze (Fig. 1) — Chevrolet’s best-selling global car — is larger, lighter, more efficient and more advanced than ever. The new Cruze is available in four models: L, LS, LT and Premier. … Continue reading

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Techline System Analyzer Provides Key Information

A new software program recently released will assist technicians in gathering important PC information to give to the Techline Customer Support Center (TCSC) when calling in for assistance.   The Techline System Analyzer can be installed on technicians’ computers to … Continue reading

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OnStar Advanced Diagnostics Update

For 2016, OnStar is expanding vehicle availability of its Advanced Diagnostics and Proactive Alerts services.   Diagnostic Alerts   Diagnostic Alerts help keep customers (who are enrolled in the service) informed of key vehicle systems, such as the engine, transmission … Continue reading

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2016 GM Globally Approved Refinish Materials Manual Now Available

The 2016 GM Globally Approved Refinish Materials Manual is now available in the Service Information.   Each year, GM evaluates and tests new paint systems and new or improved products. The paint systems that pass this annual testing process are … Continue reading

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Using an Insulation Multimeter

Similar to typical 12V vehicle systems, loss of isolation on the high voltage system of the Volt, ELR and Spark EV can be as simple as a direct conductor-to-chassis short. However, unlike 12V systems, the potential within high voltage systems … Continue reading

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Ignition Switch Return

Service inventory of ignition switch part number D1426D (15242754) with a package date code of 15350 and prior should be returned. For replacement, order the same part number. This part is used on 2003-2007 Hummer H2, 2003-2007 Express and Savana, … Continue reading

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Air Filter Box Seal Leak

On some 2014-2016 Corvette, Silverado, Sierra; 2015-2016 Escalade models, Yukon models; and 2016 CTS and Camaro equipped with a V8 engine (RPOs LT1, LT4, L83, L86, LV1, LV3), the MIL may be illuminated and DTCs P0420 (Catalyst System Low Efficiency) … Continue reading

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Intermittent Radio Conditions

Several intermittent radio conditions — a static noise from the radio speakers, Android Auto connection issues and Sirius XM reverting to channel XM1 — may occur on some 2016 Camaro, Cruze, Malibu, Spark, Silverado and Sierra models equipped with Chevrolet … Continue reading

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Service Know-How

10216.04D – Emerging Issues April 14, 2016   To view Emerging Issues seminars: • Log in to www.centerlearning.com • Select Resources > Service Know-How/TECHAssist > Emerging Issues > Searchable Streaming Video; or • Select Catalog to search for the course … Continue reading

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Steering Gear Preload Adjustment

The steering may feel loose or have excessive play on some 2016 Silverado 2500/3500 and Sierra 2500/2500 models equipped with Digital Steering Assist (RPO NV8). This condition may be caused by an incorrect Pitman Shaft Over-Center Preload Adjustment. Do not … Continue reading

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Find Your Way: Navigation Map Update

A new map update is now available for navigation systems (RPO UGY or UGX) on 2013-2014 Enclave, Traverse and Acadia. The update is performed using a VIN-specific encrypted USB stick.   This is a customer-purchased map update. Refer to #PI1516 … Continue reading

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Illuminated Front Grille Bowtie Accessory Installation

When installing the Illuminated Front Grille Bowtie (part number 23380121) (Fig. 10) as part of the Body Emblem Package accessory kit (part number 23461744) on the 2016 Camaro, be sure the jumper harness is plugged into the correct connector. If … Continue reading

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Wireless Charging Testing on the 2016 Volt

Inductive charging, or wireless charging, uses a magnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. For mobile device charging on the 2016 Volt, the wireless charger pocket in the center console storage compartment has an induction coil to create an … Continue reading

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TechLink Survey Results

The recent TechLink reader survey asked technicians and other dealership personnel to provide their input about a wide range of topics on TechLink, from the latest diagnostic information to Techline programming and special tools coverage.   The purpose of the … Continue reading

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Complimentary Transport for CT6 Aluminum Repairs

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 features an aluminum-intensive body structure. The all-new architecture has a mixed-material structure with all-aluminum exterior body panels and 13 high-pressure aluminum die castings in the lower body construction. (Fig. 7) The result is a vehicle that … Continue reading

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New Techline Data Service FAQs

The new Techline Data Service (TDS) application being rolled out now to GM dealerships is designed to help manage large calibration files more efficiently. It eliminates the need for each dealership computer to download the large files and exhaust Internet … Continue reading

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