Monthly Archives: February 2017

5ET50 Transmission Part Restriction — Secure Properly to Prevent Shipping Damage

The 2016-2017 Volt and Malibu Hybrid use the 5ET50 continuously-variable electric transmission (RPO MKE). As part of GM’s process to gather important feedback for engineering improvements, the 5ET50 transmission is currently part of the component restriction program.   For more … Continue reading

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Security Code Input Message during Programming

During Service Programming System (SPS) programming on any 2009-2018 Buick, Cadillac, GMC or Chevrolet model, a security code input message with SPS error code E5659, M5304, and/or M5530 may be displayed in TIS2Web. (Fig. 9) The error codes may appear … Continue reading

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Checking Crankcase Pressures

Some 2016-2017 Encore and Cruze models equipped with the 1.4L engine (RPO LE2) and 2016-2017 Malibu and Volt models equipped with the 1.5L engine (RPO LFV, L3A) may have an engine oil leak at the crankshaft rear oil seal. Positive … Continue reading

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Evaporative Pipe or Hose Damage

Some 2016-2017 Volt models built prior to October 3, 2016 that are equipped with the 1.5L engine (RPO L3A) may have an illuminated Check Engine light and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0442 (EVAP System Small Leak Detected) may be set. … Continue reading

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Cruze Diesel Sounds after Turning Vehicle Off

Some 2017 Cruze models equipped with the 1.6L turbo diesel engine (RPO LH7) may produce a squeak, chirp or whine sound shortly after the vehcle is turned off. There are several components that may be responsible for these sounds.   … Continue reading

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Camshaft Actuator Solenoid Bolt Installation

There is a new bolt installation procedure for the camshaft actuator solenoid on the 3.0L V6 engine (RPO LGW), 3.6L V6 engine (RPO LGX), and 3.6L V6 engine (RPO LGZ) on the following models: 2016-2018 ATS, CTS, CT6, Camaro; 2017-2018 … Continue reading

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Service Know-How

10217.04V – Emerging Issues April 13, 2017   The latest service topics from Brand Quality and Engineering are reviewed, including one pedal driving the 2017 Bolt EV (Fig. 20) and heated seat repairs on the 2016 Impala.   Fig. 20 … Continue reading

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New Color Graphics for Component Locator and Harness Routing Views

Beginning with 2018 model year, the Electrical Component Locator and Harness Routing Views in the Service Information will be getting a new look. The graphics will feature different colors for components, harnesses, connectors, splices and grounds. The use of color … Continue reading

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Download the Latest AFIT Software Update

The latest software update for the CH-47976-210 Active Fuel Injector Tester (AFIT) is now available for download. The software can be accessed from the Service Workbench selection of “Special Tools & Software Updates” in GM GlobalConnect or at gmtoolsandequipment.com by … Continue reading

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Beep in Background during Lengthy Bluetooth Phone Calls

A faint beep sound may be heard in the background during lengthy Bluetooth phone conversations on some 2016-2017 Equinox and Terrain models equipped with an infotainment system that contains Bluetooth (RPO UHQ; UFU with UP9). The beep sound is only … Continue reading

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New Bosch U.S. Repair Center Location for Tech 2, MDI Repairs

The Bosch U.S. Repair Center in Goleta, California, which supports repairs to GM Tech 2, MDI and MDI 2, and Controller Area Network diagnostic interface (CANdi) module products (Fig. 7), is moving to a new repair center in Owatonna, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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DTCs Set with Vehicle Parked for Extended Period

On some 2017 Encore and Trax models equipped with the 1.4L engine (RPO LUV), the Check Engine light may be illuminated (Fig. 9) and Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit), P0340 (Intake Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit), or … Continue reading

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Camaro 1LE Hood Wrap Service

All 2017 Camaro models (V6 and V8) equipped with the 1LE track package (RPO A1X, A1Y) feature a 3M Brand vinyl hood wrap. (Fig. 10)   Fig. 10   All 1LE hood wraps are black (Fig. 11) and are made … Continue reading

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New TAC Action Centers for CT6 PLUG-IN, Camaro ZL1 and 1LE

The GM Technical Assistance Center (TAC) has established Action Centers for the 2017 CT6 PLUG-IN (RPO HP9) (Fig. 13) and the 2017 Camaro ZL1 (Fig. 14) and 1LE models. (Fig. 15)   Fig. 13   TAC Action Centers are designed … Continue reading

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