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The engine light is on and displaying a P1101 code on my code reader.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The code P1101 means that the mass airflow sensor (MAF) is out of self-test range. Check to see if the clamps to the sensor are tight. A slight leak of air around the...
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the battery saver is activated, how long will it be before my car will start
Hello there, the battery saver notification can have a variety of causes with your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. When the battery saver warning indicates that the battery voltage has dropped below and acceptable level and the vehicle is shutting off accessories...
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I had smoke come out my passenger side vents.
It is possible one of he electrical components behind the dash cover may have experienced a short an burned out and the result smoke was carried though the air vents. Shorts can come around from damaged or faulted wiring or...
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I have a 2012 Chevy Cruze, the compass, on star and phone stopped working. Can you tell me what's wrong?
Hello. Most of the time if all of these stopped working at the same time then you either have a failure in the body control module or in the communication module. Most of the time this is a body control...
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Battery or Charging system problem
This may suggest a failing voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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Battery drain
It sounds like your alternator may not be charging quite as effectively as it should be. The drop in amperage at idle is not necessarily unheard of but could be the beginning of it starting to fail. The voltage when...
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I smell oil burn smell in car. This started after my last oil change. What could it be?
Depending on how long ago your last oil change was, this may be the result of an oil leak or potentially oil that has dripped on the motor somewhere that has been heated up. This happens occasionally when changing oil...
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Charging system warning light.
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Battery keeps dying and is corroded. Is it the alternator or the battery?
The corrosion may have an impact on how well the battery connection transfers the charge from the alternator. It is also possible that you may have a faulty alternator or a weak battery that is not able to take a...
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Failure code of P0723 OSS appeared
Hey there. This relates to a faulty output speed sensor inside your transmission. This is a unit that monitors the output speed of the shaft coming out of the transmission and relays this info to the transmission control module which...
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Won't start
A number of faults can occur when an engine overheats. If the engine was overheated severely, it is possible that the engine has internal damage and has seized. Also, engine electronics are very sensitive to heat and liquids. If coolant...
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Battery and alternator are good, yet there is a slow crank when trying to start the car. Battery saver mode is on.
Hello. Battery saver mode comes into play when the electrical system voltage is too low. This mode shuts off "non-essential" components like the AC compressor in order to "get you to a safe place" before the battery is dead. There...
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Car won't start after overheating - 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
Hi there. The main issue that occurs when an engine overheats is that excessive coolant sprays on critical electrical components and reduces the vehicle's ability to start after it overheats. However, in some instances, if the engine was damaged due...
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Car has issues accelerating.
Hi there: This issue seems to pop up frequently with Chevrolet Cruze's between 2011 and 2012. Some of the common issues include problems with the turbo charger (if you're Cruze is the turbo option) or the transmission has entered what's...
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Hi, 2012 Cruze needs turbo replaced.
Hi Halley: There could be multiple issues that are causing the ticking sound on your 2012 Chevy Cruze. Before you make the decision to take it to the dealership and replace the turbo, please contact one of our local mechanics...
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There is a humming coming from the front tire. I checked the tire for a possible wheel bearing issue but the vertical shake of tire was solid.
A tight feeling when shaking the tire vertically does not always completely rule out the wheel bearing. A technician with a stethoscope or electronic hearing device can listen to the wheel as it is rolling and compare the type of...
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After taking out my cabin air filter from glove box and cleaning it and putting it back, in it now make a loud noise.
Hello. When diagnosing noises on a system that is as simple as the air filter, try not to overcomplicate it. Pretty much the only error you can make with the filer itself is installing it the wrong way. Verify is...
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CEL code P1101, Air intake system
Hi there. It may be time to find another repair facility. The P1101 code is the MAF (mass airflow) sensor is out of self-test range. This means the voltage parameters the PCM (powertrain control module)/computer expects to see for the...
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Clutch Position Sensor? 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Hello - yes, in this case the symptoms match the problem code. If the clutch switch is failing to close the starter circuit, the starter will not be engaged. I would recommend a replacement of the clutch switch by a...
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power loss
Hi there: Sometimes power loss issues like you're describing on your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze are caused by dirty or damaged fuel related or emissions sensors, like the mass air flow sensor, O2 sensors or even the EGR system. However, with...

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