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  2. No. Bracket intended for solenoids were not the case. There are small click-on pins that hold solenoids in place. It was all about that small screen and probably small original Oring on screen that simple popped out. We drilled very small and short hole (about 2milimiters) for miniature screw to hold it in. The screen im talking about.
  3. Same stuff. Glad to hear you are good now. I hope it will be a learning experience for the dealer. We have to learn by experience and not knowing enough about certain engines can make troubleshooting more like parts changing. Best of luck to you with it. Drive it hard and enjoy it.
  4. I thought it would too. This car has done some strange things so not throwing a code wouldn't surprise me. I pulled the radio/ AC control out tonight and found remnants of an old install of a car phone adapter tied into the radio and ignition switch harnesses. I pulled all that junk out, including a speaker mounted in the passenger foot well and an antenna on the top of the windshield. This car had a remote start at one point, the warning sticker is still on the fan shroud. Still looks like that exciter should pull out of there fairly easily without removing the switch completely. I already bought the new one... I'm on a mission now! This car is a love hate relationship... That starter will be next with that plenum boot, or next month when I attempt the valve cover seals. I suppose I'll be starting a new topic then complete with photos... lol
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  7. If it were a passlock issue I am pretty certain there is a message for that. I know my 97s and my 01 Eldo have message if the key is not recognized
  8. Probably wouldn't hurt. It's been doing it so long (65k miles), would the starter have died by now? I still suspect that exciter not reading either keys. They are original keys. I carried the spare around to try when it wouldn't start and that didn't work either.
  9. I wonder if that starter is bad. While you have that plenum off might be worthwhile to replace it. My first guess would have been battery terminals but the fact you said it only does it when it is warmed up makes me think of starter. How does the starter sound warm as opposed to cold?
  10. When I turn the key to the start position, the dash lights go out, and nothing. Not a sound. No clicks, Nothing. This has been an on going issue since I bought this car in '07. Didn't do it all the time, but every once in awhile it acted as if it was going to leave me stranded. Several attempts, sometimes even pulling the key, locking and unlocking the doors (as if I were reactivating the theft deterrent system), it eventually turns over and starts. It hasn't left me stranded yet. I had 89k miles when I bought it, 155k now. It is acting up more frequently now. One thing I notice. It always starts cold. It only seems to act up when I try to restart it about a half hour to an hour and a half after running it to temp then shutting it off. Seems to only happen while its cooling down. Again, it doesn't happen all the time. I've jumped all over sites trying to read all I can about this issue and the few things I keep coming up with is the theft deterrent system, the exciter at the ignition switch seems to be a weak link here. I thought I could just knock that out of the way. Hmm... I've cleaned the battery terminals and body grounds. I recently replaced the relay modules, three for the ignition, one for the starter. I have yet to pull the plenum to replace the intake to plenum boot. That's going to be this weekend.
  11. I had a similar issue in my 01 Seville. When I bought it, the passengers side window would go down, but not up. I popped the switch out and dismantled it (it's just snapped together). I found a crack in the pcb (printed circuit board) running across one of the printed circuits. I sanded the spot down and put a drop of solder on the copper circuit. It still works years later. When the driver window button started acting up, I bought the whole cover with switches off ebay. I did have to swap switch covers and the switches into my unit as the ones off ebay didn't match interior color. I had a light go out in my volume button on the steering wheel, so I un-soldered one from my old window switch and replaced it. Bonus!
  12. Hi @Kodiak, explain what you mean by, it just goes dead? Like the battery is disconnected dead? Sort of like a loss of power? Do you know what a bad starter solenoid feels like?, is it that? Have you cleaned the battery terminals? Did you replace the plenum?
  13. I have an '01 Seville that on occasion, will not start. Turning the key to start several times and it will eventually start. It just goes dead in the start position. No dash lights, no clicking, just plain nothing. I tried the spare key just to make sure it wasn't the transponder in the key and it made no difference. My question is; Does the entire switch need to be removed to get that exciter off? It looks like with some finesse it should pull right out through the front. I have the switch loose, but was really avoiding pulling it completely out if I didn't have to. It didn't seem to be any related codes. These are all HISTORY IRC U1016 MSM U1000 RIM U1255 TTM U1016 I have lean right and left bank codes, 0171 and 0174, and found the intake to plenum boot is shot. Thanks for any help!!
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  15. Thanks for looping back. Did it have to do with the bracket? @milansky
  16. Here is update on 1996 Seville stuck in second gear: If your transmission is stuck in second gear make sure that O-ring on small screen/filter in between 2 shift solenoids in lower valve body holds that small screen in place all the way in. After transmission overhaul car was suffering in second gear only conditions over and over. No codes present. All solenoids replaced including screens and main filter. Will post a picture of what Im talking about after figuring out how to get a photo in here.
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  18. I haven't had hardly anytime to work on this. I did find the Cam sensor. It was completely covered in oil. Only found it after dousing area in brake clean. I haven't replaced it yet. It looks like a hell of a fit. I should be able to squeeze a wrench in there and take off the sensor. Hopefully once off I can pull towards me to disconnect the connector. I tried finding a fuse jumper locally but NAPA doesn't seem to have one. I will check autozone or oreilleys tonight. If not I will order one from Amazon.
  19. @Otten33. What is the status anything new?
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  23. Funny you should say that. There is much talk that the AC Delco stuff is actually the Chevron stuff relabeled. Some say if you turn the bottle upside down it says Chevron on the bottom. About half the price too... The AC Delco stuff is hard to find. Basically the options are pick it up at the dealer, eBay or AMAZON.
  24. I assumed it was a 3.6 DI in my head. I did a search on ACDelco 88865595 Fuel System Treatment and the very first result was Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner, odd huh? http://www.techronclean.com/en_us/products/techron-complete-fuel-system.html?utm_source=bing&utm_term=fuel system treatment&utm_campaign=CHT-CAT-41 Phrase Fuel System Cleaner_Rebuild&utm_medium=cpc&pdv=c&mkwid=RnyC8Tbj_77034570336757_fuel system treatment_bp_c&mtid=744bv356395&slid=&product_id={ProductID I looked for this product at AC Delco and they don't seem to have it. I wonder if it is a new product for DI? GM needs to keep the planned obsolescence and bean counter people away from the engines, that timing chain should be good for more than 100K.
  25. Good to 'see' you again as well. Sadly the 2010 & 2011 SRX (I have an early run 2010) had the 3.0L DI, it wasn't until 2012 that they switched to the 3.6L that they continued to use until the end of the SRX production in 2016. By all accounts the 3.6L variant was a much more reliable engine. I've now learned that the 3.0 is prone to timing chain failure at around 100k. Hope mine isn't one of them. I guess we'll never know what caused what and when. Odd that the codes thrown were consistent even though the symptoms moved around some. I'm glad they gave me the beninfit of the doubt considering the situation. While it was EXTREMELY aggravating and exhausting on my end, assuming I have smooth sailing from here on, I guess overall they did try to make it right - and that's good. I haven't called out the specific dealer on purpose, since they continued (albeit with much pushing from me) to work towards a solution. Only if they had given up would I have done that. One lesson learned is if you are not getting satisfaction, call GM. They actually seem to give a flip and once they started pushing the dealer on my behalf things started progressing better.
  26. I am glad this ended well Dave. This was quite a learning experience for all even the service department. It is upsetting that dealers don't listen to owners when they show up with info and service bulletins in hand. The aggravating thought is that the high pressure pump could have been an intermittent issue, it seemed like a new issue to you when you got your car back the first time. Its almost as if they somehow triggered a problem with the high pressure pump, (ground or connector) who knows. This is the 3.6 DI, it sounds like an engine that will need specialized experience going forward. Good hanging out with you.
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