Monthly Archives: January 2018

New Look and Functionality for the New Year

You’ve probably noticing that the GM TechLink website has a new look. It’s part of our efforts to continually update and revise TechLink in order to add to its functionality and ease of use for technicians, service consultants and other … Continue reading

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Dealer Services Now Part of Updated GM Dealer Equipment Website

A change was made recently to the websites (U.S.) for GM dealer services, tools and equipment that will make it easier and more convenient for GM dealerships to shop for tools and equipment, order supplies and check GM guidelines. To … Continue reading

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Hunter Road Force Balancer Training Available to all GM Dealerships

The Hunter Road Force Balancer Generation 5 is essential equipment (Fig. 5) for all U.S. and Canadian GM dealerships. It is a critical tool for properly diagnosing tire/wheel assembly conditions. Fig. 5 The new equipment package includes the Hunter Road … Continue reading

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Oxygen Sensor Failure Due to Power Steering Leak

A rough idle, low power and an illuminated Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may be found on some 2016-2017 Acadia, Enclave and Traverse models. Several DTCs also may be set for the bank 1 oxygen (O2) sensor. If these conditions are … Continue reading

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Low Engine Oil Pressure after Major Engine Repairs

After major engine repairs, low engine oil pressure and DTC P06DE (Engine Oil Pressure Control Solenoid Valve Stuck On) set in the Engine Control Module (ECM) may be the result of an improperly installed or out-of-position timing chain tensioner gasket … Continue reading

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Instructional Videos and Active Website Links Now Included in GM Service Information

As the saying goes, pictures are worth a thousand words, but videos are also pretty helpful in explaining a step in a service procedure. And, if there is a website that can offer additional information or services, those details are … Continue reading

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Self-Diagnosing Proactive Alerts Program Update

The self-diagnosing Proactive Alerts, a feature of OnStar Advanced Diagnostics, are designed to help predict specific types of potential performance degradation of the battery, starter motor, and fuel delivery system based on current vehicle data. Proactive Alerts are available on … Continue reading

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Rear Differential Clutch Module Corrosion

Some 2013-2018 Encore and 2014-2018 Trax models equipped with full-time All-Wheel Drive (AWD) (RPO F46) may display an illuminated Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) and/or a Service AWD message on the Driver Information Center along with a loss of power steering … Continue reading

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Repairing ContiSilent Tires with Quiet Foam

The new 2018 Regal features the first GM application of Continental ContiSilent tires, which are manufactured with quiet foam within the tires for a quieter ride on the road. (Fig. 10) If the ContiSilent tires have a puncture in the … Continue reading

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Service Know-How

10218.01V – Emerging Issues January 11, 2018 The latest service topics from GM Brand Quality and Engineering are covered, including an in-depth look at brake rotor lateral runout (Fig. 14) as well as a review of torque-to-yield fasteners and torque … Continue reading

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