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    Home style solutions to brakes and parking brake on 2013 Gran Tourismo

    Bought a 2013 Grantourismo and it had the " Go to dealer and bring life savings" light on the dash board. Needed brake pads, rotors and the park brake was not working. Removed the rotors and turned them on my lathe- a lot of experts said that's a no-no, but the key is the center hub which is...
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    SEAT BACK LEVERS

    Anyone know if those plastic levers to release the seat back on the Gran Tourismo come from another type of car, or is there a better quality replacement.
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    UPDATE- SOLVED! Turns out the starter solenoid contacts were worn and dirty- managed to get the end plate off and pulled the plunger with contact ring. Contacts are replaceable, but one cannot be changed without pulling the starter, so I cleaned and sanded them all and put it back together. I...
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    REPLACE STARTER ON 2013 GRAN TOURISMO

    Update- managed to get the solenoid end plate off and contacts were pretty worn. Impossible to change one contact without removing starter, so I cleaned and sanded them as well as the plunger ring and it is now working. I will order a new starter and can now drive it to a friend's shop who has...
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    REPLACE STARTER ON 2013 GRAN TOURISMO

    It's an auto- tight quarters, especially lying on your back with little space to work- looks like I need to remove the LH CAT and one bolt appears to be inside the bellhousing- there is a cover to remove to get to it.- the top bolt I cannot see- wondering if there is an access hole in the...
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    REPLACE STARTER ON 2013 GRAN TOURISMO

    Hi- guys on a prior thread I asked about my no-crank situation- was convinced it was an electronic issue. However, went back to old school thinking and jacked the car up, and found I was getting power to the solenoid in the key-crank position. Gave the starter a whack with a hammer and it...
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    In the right rear of the boot is a panel- opened it up and there was a ground strap bolted to the body with some yellow paint and a wire with a 2 prong plug and nothing to attach it to- maybe the USA cars don't have this tracker device.
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    Yeah- T-20 which is the Ignition relay has power and ground, but it's not getting the control signal from the ECU when I turn the key- so I'm thinking it has to do with the immobilizer or just a fault in the ECU from changing the battery. Do you know where that box is located?
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    This is not my daily driver- I bought it as a project car just for something to keep busy. With all the covid stuff, I just don't get out and about as much as before- hate wearing that mask. So I'll just plod along and eventually figure it out. If I come up with any unusual fix I'll post it...
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    Thanks, I did that- pulled the fuse box out of the way and checked the connections- all good. Probed the cables in a few places and got good voltage. Gonna have to lift it up somehow and check the cable connection on the starter.
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    Thanks, I did not get those tracker devices with the car, unless they are hidden somewhere. Yes, the only thing that never fails on these cars is the "Go to Dealer " message.
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    I know they are not magic wands, but very essential in finding problems on all the newer cars. I am a DIY type, and to call out a technician once would be more than the scanner, which I will have in my toolbox forever.
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    Thanks- I have checked all those connections and the fuses etc.- all good, I'm waiting for a new scanner to arrive and check to see if I created a fault code one one of the modules.
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    No I don't get that message. Battery is good and connections are perfect- I'm suspecting a loose cable on the starter- which side of the motor is the starter- I don't have a hoist.
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    Agree- always start at the last thing you did. However, the battery is good- full voltage. I was driving the car fine on the old battery, and the last time I drove it was at night with lights on- it ran fine and I came home and parked it. Next morning the battery was totally flat, as if...
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    Yeah- did the battery disconnect thing. Foot on brake. Could be the brake pedal switch, will have to test it. I have a scanner, but it has all the cars except Maserati. I ordered a Foxwell 650 which should be here in a few days.
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    Yeah checked all the terminals- all tight- getting full 12.6 volts at the battery posts and also cable to cable. All the fuses on the module are good. What's the Tracker?
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    Yeah- checked all fuses- all good and all getting power.
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    AAAARGH- No crank

    You mean the key fob battery?