Archive for November, 2020

Identifying Stand-Alone Keys and Key Fobs with the EL-52545 TPMS and RF Tool

Identifying Stand-Alone Keys and Key Fobs with the EL-52545 TPMS and RF Tool

The EL-52545 TPMS and RF tool offers the ability to quickly identify a key fob (Fig. 1), making it easy to match the fob with a vehicle in the dealership’s […]

November 24, 2020
FSE Technician Recognition Awards – 4th Quarter 2020

FSE Technician Recognition Awards – 4th Quarter 2020

The Field Service Engineer (FSE) Technician Recognition Awards (U.S.), a new recognition program that celebrates the skill and dedication of dealership technicians who have recently worked with FSE’s on challenging […]

November 24, 2020
Coolant Flow Control Valve Actuator Harness Connector Corrosion

Coolant Flow Control Valve Actuator Harness Connector Corrosion

The 3.0L Duramax diesel engine (RPO LM2) on some 2020-2021 Silverado and Sierra models may have possible terminal corrosion in the coolant flow control valve actuator harness connector. (Fig. 11) […]

November 24, 2020
Fuel Odor from Engine Compartment

Fuel Odor from Engine Compartment

A fuel odor from the engine compartment may be found on some 2020-2021 Encore GX and 2021 Trailblazer models equipped with the 1.3L engine (RPO L3T). Perform an inspection of […]

November 24, 2020
Hood Latch Replacement

Hood Latch Replacement

When replacing the hood latch (Fig. 16) on 2016-2018 Camaros, the service replacement hood latch will require the use of a new connector. The new service latch has a three-wire […]

November 24, 2020
Check the Sales Order Guide Before Changing Tire and Wheel Sizes

Check the Sales Order Guide Before Changing Tire and Wheel Sizes

When changing tire and wheel sizes on 2003-2021 GM models, a new tire calibration will be needed. GM offers tire calibrations for tires that have been sized, tested and designed […]

November 24, 2020
GM Service Know-How Emerging Issues

GM Service Know-How Emerging Issues

The monthly GM Service Know-How Emerging Issues seminars provide service/technical information on current issues and GM certified repairs. The latest service topics from GM Brand Quality and Engineering covered in […]

November 24, 2020
Battery Testing Guidelines Using the GR8 Battery Tester/Charger or Diagnostic Charge Battery Station

Battery Testing Guidelines Using the GR8 Battery Tester/Charger or Diagnostic Charge Battery Station

When testing or charging a 12V battery in a vehicle that is in for service or is part of the dealership’s inventory, the EL-50313 Midtronics GR8 Battery Tester/Charger or EL-52800 […]

November 13, 2020
New 2019-2021 OE Battery Ratings Chart

New 2019-2021 OE Battery Ratings Chart

A new Original Equipment (OE) Battery Ratings chart is now available for use when testing batteries using the EL-50313 GR8 Battery Tester/Charger and EL-52800 Diagnostic Charge Battery Station (DCBS). The […]

November 13, 2020
GDS2 Transitioning from TIS2Web to Techline Connect

GDS2 Transitioning from TIS2Web to Techline Connect

Techline Connect is quickly becoming the source for all diagnostic applications in the dealership service department. As part of the transition to Techline Connect, GDS2 is now being removed from […]

November 12, 2020
Techline Connect Updates and Local Admin Rights

Techline Connect Updates and Local Admin Rights

One of the most commonly asked questions regarding Techline Connect is why admin rights are required to install and run the application. The quick answer is simple: Microsoft Windows 10 […]

November 12, 2020
Diagnostic Charge Battery Station Software Update Now Available

Diagnostic Charge Battery Station Software Update Now Available

A new software update (DCAG1-30) is now available for the EL-52800 Diagnostic Charge Battery Station (DCBS) (Fig. 8). The DCBS replaces the EL-50313 Midtronics GR8 Battery Tester/Charger and is available […]

November 12, 2020
Install New Rear Toe Links Before Adjusting Rear Toe

Install New Rear Toe Links Before Adjusting Rear Toe

When servicing the rear suspension on 2010-2016 Cadillac SRX and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X models, the Service Information has been updated recently to require the replacement of both right and left […]

November 12, 2020
Deletion of Manual Park Release Cable

Deletion of Manual Park Release Cable

The 2021 Acadia, Terrain, Yukon; CT4, CT5, Escalade, XT4, XT5, XT6; Enclave; Tahoe and Suburban models no longer have a manual park release cable and pull handle under the front […]

November 12, 2020
Damaged Crankshaft Position Sensor and Reluctor Ring

Damaged Crankshaft Position Sensor and Reluctor Ring

Some 2020-2021 Encore GX and 2021 Trailblazer models equipped with the 1.2L engine (RPO LIH) may have a no start condition and DTCs P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit) and P0336 […]

November 12, 2020
Wiring Harness Conditions on the 2.8L Diesel Engine

Wiring Harness Conditions on the 2.8L Diesel Engine

A number of conditions regarding engine performance and air conditioning operation on some 2016-2021 Colorado and Canyon models equipped with the 2.8L diesel engine (RPO LWN) may be due to […]

November 12, 2020