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Raise the front of the car then slide under the driver's side of the car and locate the starter on the engine where it meets the bell housing. Unplug the "S" connector from the terminal on the starter and lay it aside. Remove the nut from the "B" terminal with a wrench, then remove the battery cable from the starter. Locate the mounting bolts and loosen it. Slide the new starter then tighten the bolts.

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2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 24, 2019

you might want to check your ground wires and make sure there all tight

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 22, 2018

Without trouble shooting ,would only be guessing . Could be any number of thing's . You have no idea the complexity of the electronic's on this vehicle . All the different control modules , serial data communication network . You probably don't even know what's happening just turning the key to start the start position .
For ignition switch power modes refer to Body Control System Description and Operation. Once the ignition is placed in the Run/Crank position, the control circuit of the Run/Crank relay is grounded by the body control module (BCM). With the Run/Crank relay switch closed, battery positive voltage flows through it and on to the park/neutral position (PNP) switch. With the PNP switch in either the Park or Neutral position, battery positive voltage will flow to the starter relay coil supply voltage input terminal of the powertrain control module and the coil side of the starter relay. Placing the ignition in the START position sends a message to the engine control module (ECM)/powertrain control module (PCM) requesting engine start. If the ECM/PCM has determined that the transmission is in Park or Neutral and theft is not active, it will ground the control circuit of the starter relay. Battery positive voltage will then flow through the switch side of the starter relay to the S terminal of the starter solenoid, cranking the engine. For remote vehicle start (RVS) information, refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation.

Power Mode Master
This vehicles body control module (BCM) functions as the power mode master (PMM). Refer to Power Mode Description and Operation for a complete description of power mode functions.

Power to many of this vehicle's circuits are controlled by the module that is designated the power mode master (PMM). This vehicle's PMM is the body control module (BCM). The PMM controls which power mode (Run, Accessory, Crank, Retained Accessory Power, or Off) is active.
Serial Data Power Mode Master
On vehicles that have several control modules connected by serial data circuits, one module is the power mode master (PMM). On this vehicle, the PMM is the body control module (BCM). The PMM receives 3 discrete ignition switch signals to differentiate which power mode will be sent over the Serial Data circuits. The 3-wire Ignition Switch table below illustrates the state of these inputs in correspondence to the ignition switch position:

Relay Controlled Power Mode
The body control module (BCM) uses the discrete ignition switch inputs Off/Run/Crank, Accessory, and ignition 1, to distinguish the correct power mode. The ignition 1 circuit is also routed to the Run/Crank relay for relay controlled power feeds during the appropriate power mode. The BCM, after determining the desired power mode, will activate the appropriate relays for that power mode.
The first step in the diagnostic procedure chart would be to hook up the Tech2 - factory scan tool an check all the modules on the vehicle for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code's .
Your best bet have it towed to a qualified repair shop .

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

Might be bad gas have you filled its somewhere different

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 05, 2018

With the vehicle on a lift or fully level on jack stands You remove the fill plug. The fluid should be level with bottom threads of the plug. If it's low, fill that opening until the level reaches the threads

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 29, 2017

Usually with remotes you turn the key for the ignition to the off position,then turn the ignition key eight times without starting it, on the 8th time leave the key on the forward position then push any button on your remote that should fix the remote problem.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 02, 2017

Sounds like a computer problem or improper part installation. Did you replace any parts or add aftermarket components to your car. Some parts can fit and look identical to the original, but my contain or be missing diodes monitoring circuits and the like that can effect computer control. newer alternators are notorious for this.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 19, 2017

At the starter motor, two voltage circuits, one comes from the battery, hot all the time. The other should go hot with key in the crank position and is wired through the starter relay. Is the starter relay removable? If so jump the load side of relay with jumper wire, the starter motor may crank? If you try that, make sure tranny is in park or neutral and parking brake is set.
There is a run/crank relay that is also involved, plus the neutral switch.
If you have two good voltage circuits at the starter motor and the ground is good, the starter motor grounds through the engine block, then I'd have to check starter motor itself.
If one of those relays is not energized there won't be much if any voltage drop. Below is part of your starter circuit. Hope you can read it?

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 31, 2017

Stop lamp an hazard lights work ?
The body control module (BCM) is responsible for controlling the turn signals and hazard lamps. When the turn signal switch is placed in either the left turn or right turn position, the BCM receives a signal from the turn signal switch. The BCM then sends an on-off voltage signal to either the left or right turn signals and their instrument panel cluster (IPC) indicator. When the hazard switch is pressed, the BCM receives a signal from the hazard switch. The BCM then will send an on-off voltage signal to all the turn signal lamps. All the turn signal lamps will flash including both IPC turn signal indicators.

Repair an open, high resistance, or short to ground in the inoperative turn signal supply voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
Did you complete the repair?

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 16, 2017

Unfortunately you may not have a choice in the matter ! You have no idea of the electronics involved here . No one knows your GM vehicle better . And $ 85 dollars is a heck of alot better then $115.00 dollars a flat rate hour . Pep boy's , firestone , AAMCO .
The keyless entry system has the following main components:
• The transmitters
• The body control module (BCM)
• The remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR)--When you press a button on the transmitter, the transmitter sends a signal to the RCDLR. The RCDLR receives the signal and sends a X Link serial data message requesting the appropriate function from the BCM.

Customer Programming Method for Enabling/Disabling the RVS Feature
Using the driver information center (DIC), the RVS feature can be DISABLED and ENABLED just like other items programmable via the DIC. When a lock control, entry-remote entry, extended range (AP8) equipped vehicle has RVS added to it and the vehicle is not DIC equipped and the customer wants to disable RVS. The dealer will perform the DISABLED remote start function since the owner cannot perform the function on thier own without a DIC.

Important: All transmitters that are to be recognized by the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR) must be programmed in a single programming sequence. If the system is placed in program mode, all previously programmed transmitters will be erased upon receipt of the programming signal from the first transmitter.
Up to 4 transmitters can be programmed. Do not operate or program the transmitters in the vicinity of other vehicles that are in the keyless entry program mode. This prevents the programming of the transmitters to the incorrect vehicle. The order in which the transmitters are programmed is important. The first transmitter programmed will be transmitter #1, and the second transmitter programmed will be transmitter #2. Use care to program the transmitters correctly.
The scan tool must stay connected until all of the transmitters are programmed. All doors must be closed to perform this function.
Install CANDI module.
Install a scan tool.
Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
With the scan tool, select Vehicle Control Systems.
Select Computer/Integrating Systems.
Select the proper engine size.
Select Module Setup.
Select Body Control Module (BCM).
Select Program Key Fobs.
Follow scan tool on screen instructions.
Remove the scan tool.
Exit the vehicle. Attempt to lock/unlock the doors to verify the programming.
Operate the transmitter functions in order to verify correct system operation.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 04, 2017

Has to be a bad turn signal , hi low beam switch ( multifuction switch) . The BCM - body control module turns the headlamps on with input from the switch .

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 28, 2017

You never remove the + battery cable , unless you remove the negative first .
it is actually neg that u want to remove when u work on your car, when you remove the neg cable the whole car cannot make a connection or short, there are parts of the car that hold juice, once you remove the negative cable there is no path for current to travel.
look at it this way, most all metal in the car is the ground and pull the ground cable at the battery and there is no circuit.

there are older cars that were positive chassis, complete opposite, but thru electrolysiss the metal quickly deteriorated.

trust me remove the negative cable, not the positive.

the best thing people could do is make a quick disconnect for the neg. terminal for service.

Your best bet , take your vehicle to a qualified ASE certified repair shop . Would not want you to hurt youself , batteries can explode with sparking when hooking up a battery .

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 09, 2017

the bottom sections comes out first, and the bottom section is held in place by 1 of 2 ways.

1. bolts, look under the front of the seat if there are 2 bolts remove them if not

2. push the front edge of the seat backwards and lift up at the same time - it should unhook - do this on both sides.

Once the bottom portion is out the back will have bolts on the bottom remove then lift up.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 28, 2017

Check at the bcm for that fuse. I don't think the fuse is the problem? If you hit a button to lock and unlock, it still has to have electrical.
Probably the bcm senses what is going on with vehicle and will act accordingly. Are there any applicable trouble codes?
Do you want door lock wiring diagram?

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 16, 2017

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