Will not run right

Tiny
SCOTT PORTER
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  • 2007 PONTIAC G6
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 244,000 MILES
When driving the power steering light and theft lights come on then the car won't shift and the air conditioner quits.
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Sunday, October 18th, 2020 AT 4:16 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Scott, what needs to be done in this case is the scan the CAN BUS system. The things you mentioned don't necessarily seem related (PS / Theft), so it make it very difficult to diagnose.

When you scan the CAN system, the scan tool reaches all computers / modules and identified where there is a fault. From that, a code will be retrieved to point us in the right direction.

Here is a video showing how it's done:

https://youtu.be/InIlnsjOVFA

This is where I recommend starting. If you can, have this done and let me know what codes are retrieved. Also, feel free to let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Sunday, October 18th, 2020 AT 7:01 PM
Tiny
SCOTT PORTER
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Throwing several different voltage codes and with it hooked to another vehicle via jumper cables all lights are out and it runs fine. Alternator?
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

It is very possible it is related to the alternator. That makes sense. Do me a favor. Here is a link that explains how to check the alternator. All you need is a voltmeter or even a multi-meter. Do this and let me know the results.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator

If you find the alternator is not producing, here is a link that shows in general how one is replaced:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-alternator

Here are the directions specific to your vehicle. The attached pics correlate with the directions. Just make sure the battery is disconnected before you start working on it.

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2007 Pontiac G6 L4-2.4L
Generator Replacement (LE5)
Vehicle Starting and Charging Charging System Alternator Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Generator Replacement (LE5)
GENERATOR REPLACEMENT (LE5)
Generator Replacement (LE5)

Removal Procedure

pic 1

1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
2. Remove the air cleaner resonator.
3. Remove the drive belt.
4. Remove the radiator inlet hose.
5. Disconnect the generator electrical connector (1).
6. Reposition the rubber boot (3).
7. Remove the engine harness terminal lead to generator nut (2).
8. Remove the engine harness terminal (4) from the generator stud.

pic 2

9. Remove the generator bolts.
10. Remove the generator.

Installation Procedure

pic 3

1. Position the generator to the engine block.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice.

2. Install the generator bolts.

Tighten the bolts to 22 N.m (16 lb ft).

pic 4

3. Install the engine harness terminal (4) to the generator stud.
4. Install the engine harness terminal lead to generator nut (2).

Tighten the nut to 20 N.m (15 lb ft).

5. Position the rubber boot (3) over the stud.
6. Connect the generator electrical connector (1).
7. Install the drive belt.
8. Install the radiator inlet hose.
9. Install the air cleaner resonator.
10. Connect negative battery cable.

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 6:44 PM

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