Ignition switch

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET SSR
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My dads ignition switch went on his 2006 chevy ssr. It was still under warrenty when they replaced it. I got a feeling it went again because it won't start. Battery is good and it is showing good voltage on the gauges. How do you replace the ignition switch on the ssr. If so could you tell me step by step on how to replace it. Also if you have pictures that would be helpfull to. Thanks for your help.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 7:46 PM

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Tiny
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Its a common issue for those switches to fail causing no starts. They redesigned them 3 or 4 times. Is the security light on?

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 8:33 PM
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No the check engine light is on and it is yellow. My dad got it started and he left. Now my brother just told me the power failure light just came on. Any idea. Thanks

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 8:37 PM
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I was asking about the security light being on when it wasnt starting?Indicating a possible failure of the pass lock sensor in the ignition switch. Also the check engine light is on while the engine is running?Now the reduced performance light is on while driving?

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 8:42 PM
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No the security light wasnt on. It wouldn't start. When it did start. Thats when the check engine came on. Then my brother drove it back to work to get my mom and it was still running. Then he noticed the power failure light came on.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 8:49 PM
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Sounds like the reduced performance mode light meaning there is a failure in the throttle by wire system. The first thing we need to do is have the computer scanned for codes thats are starting point. Let me know the exact code numbers you have. Not code descriptions.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 8:57 PM
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Ok when the truck gets here I will pull the codes off with my computer. My dad says it trys to kick over so I have had this problem before. Only with my 1992 cadillac deville I replaced the fuel filter and it still wouldnt fire off but it would turn over but not start. I found out that my ecc went bad. Could it be the engine control computer. Or maybe the fuel filter. Thanks so much for helping me.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 9:01 PM
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My brother said it lost power meaning horse power. My mom said it went from 45 to 35 to 25 and then quit running. Could this be the throttle body.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 9:11 PM
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Ok the codes are c0300 p0102 p0443 and p1682

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 9:48 PM
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Do you have the 2.2 or 2.4L engine?

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 10:18 PM
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No it is a 2006 Chevy SSR 6.0L

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 10:20 PM
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Sorry about that I had it in my head you had a hhr. The code P1682 ignition switch circuit could have been set from crqnking it without it starting and the battery voltage dropping too low. There is a bulletin for that code setting because of that condition. The P0300 is random missfire the P0443 is evap purge solenoid control circuit. The P0102 is mass air flow sensor performance. The P0102 can be caused by the same reason the P1682 can low battery voltage.I would have the battery tested make sure the alternator is charging properly also make sure the battery cables are clean and tight. Also have a back pressure test done to make sure you dont have a plugged cat. That could set a random missfire code the mass air flow code etc.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 10:42 PM
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Also clogged fuel injectors can set a code P0300 there is a bulletin for that.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 10:45 PM
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One other problem came up the abs light came on and the brake light came on it had a ! And a p like the parking brake was on I pumped the brakes and got the pressure out then I started it and the pedal went down then came up like it is suppose to be. I checked around the wheels and no fluid anywhere. Any idea. Thanks

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 11:18 PM
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Again you would have to have the abs codes read which most basic code readers wont do. Without seeing what codes are settingits hard to say.

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
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Any idea where the abs sensor is on the truck.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 12:33 AM
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There are 4 of them. One at each wheel.

Roy

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 12:47 AM
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Ok again thanks for your help

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 1:24 AM
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Good luck

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 1:26 AM
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Your best bet is to get the codes your setting rather then looking for a needle in a hay stack.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 1:39 AM
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So I started the truck up this morning took it for a 20 minute drive ran good. Tried to start it an hour later engine cranked but it didnt fire off. I got the battery tested it was perfect. Went to get the alternator checked napa and advanced could not test the alternator. Went to the dealer told him what happened he thinks it is the throttle body. He said it is common on that truck. Ialso told him when you turn the ignition to start it you can let go of the key and the engine will still try to start he told me that it is fine that it is suppose to do that. I am going to shoot ether in it and see if it fires if it does does that mean the throttle body is bad. I also called another dealer they think it is that or the pcm or bcm. I have already experienced this with my 1992 cadillac devillle not a fun job. The one dealer is charging 650 to install it and the other is charging 500. The 500 dollar one seems like he knows what he is talking about. If I wanted to put it in how hard is it to do. Thanks for your help.

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 AT 7:29 PM

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