Pontiac Aztec: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

A bad alternator can leave your Pontiac Aztec without power and unable to move.  Alternators don’t always go bad in the exact same way.  We’ll cover the symptoms of when an alternator goes bad, and how to diagnose a bad one (which is really pretty easy).   How Your Aztec’s Alternator Works The alternator’s job … Read morePontiac Aztec: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

Pontiac Aztec: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

A bad alternator can leave your Pontiac Aztec without power and unable to move.  Alternators don’t always go bad in the exact same way.  We’ll cover the symptoms of when an alternator goes bad, and how to diagnose a bad one (which is really pretty easy).   How Your Aztec’s Alternator Works The alternator’s job … Read morePontiac Aztec: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

Pontiac Aztec: Bad Spark Plugs → Symptoms and Diagnosis

Bad spark plugs can cause many problems with your Pontiac Aztec.  Bad spark plug symptoms may be subtle, or incredibly noticeable. The basic design and task of the spark plug has changed little over the last 100 years.  They sit on top of the combustion chamber and ignite the air/fuel mixture and start the power … Read morePontiac Aztec: Bad Spark Plugs → Symptoms and Diagnosis

Pontiac Aztec P0155: O2 Sensor – Heating Element Failed (Bank 2 – Sensor 1)

P0155 is a very common OBDII code that occurs in the Pontiac Aztec. It is caused by a failure in one of the oxygen sensors heated elements, specifically bank 2 sensor 1. The purpose of the heated element in the oxygen sensor is to quickly bring your O2 sensor up to normal operating temperature after … Read morePontiac Aztec P0155: O2 Sensor – Heating Element Failed (Bank 2 – Sensor 1)

Pontiac Aztec: Service StabiliTrak → Symptoms & Diagnosis

One of the most common issues with the Pontiac Aztec, or any newer GM vehicle is the “Service StabiliTrak” warning.  StabiliTrak is one of the most innovative and important safety features on a GM vehicle.   StabiliTrak is designed to help prevent accidents by giving you better control of your Aztec.  If you have a … Read morePontiac Aztec: Service StabiliTrak → Symptoms & Diagnosis

Pontiac Aztec P0154: O2 Sensor → No Activity Detected Bank 2 Sensor 1

  P0154 is a relatively common trouble code. It’s generic, which means that it has the same meaning for any vehicle with OBDII (Pontiac Aztec or not). It means that the PCM/ECM is not detecting any activity from the sensor. There can be many reasons for this code to throw. These include a bad o2 … Read morePontiac Aztec P0154: O2 Sensor → No Activity Detected Bank 2 Sensor 1

Pontiac Aztec P0151: O2 Sensor Low Voltage (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)

P0151 is a general OBDII code that occurs in many automobiles, including the Pontiac Aztec. It’s letting you know that there is an issue with the wiring/harness going to the sensor, or the sensor itself is bad. There are also some less likely problems that can cause P0151. We’ll go over those below. Bank 2 is … Read morePontiac Aztec P0151: O2 Sensor Low Voltage (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)