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vy Cruze 1.4 and now the engine has mild idle when at a stop or Parked
Hi Bryan. It is possible that if the wrong valve cover gasket was used, pressure inside the engine would be changed and possibly reduce the engine RPM. But, that is highly unlikely. Most of the time, issues that may have...
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I have a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and I want to disable the the onstar. I found the fuse block how do you pull it out?
You should not have to remove the fuse block in order to remove the F35 fuse. You should use a fuse remover tool or a small pair of pliers. If you need assistance then have a mechanic like one from...
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I have a lemon
Hi Lisa. Thanks for submitting your question today. I'm sorry to hear of the problems you are experiencing with the Chevrolet Cruze. I'm not going to defend the dealership or mechanics who completed the initial overheating repairs, but only state...
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Is it safe to drive when the traction control, power steering, and stabilitrak lights are all on?
Generally, this is not something that will harm the vehicle, however when these lights are on this usually means that there is an issue with the anti-lock braking system. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the...
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the idle is a little rocky, but better since i put iridium plugs in it but it still didn't accelerate as soon as i press the gas
The backfiring and the rough idle are probably related. Backfiring is often caused by a too lean or too rich air-to-fuel ratio although a few other causes are discussed below. A backfire in the intake manifold is caused by a...
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Transmission codes P0700 & P0711 My car decelerates from time to time and jerks. What could be the issue?
The two codes are definitely closely related to your issue inasmuch as the faults in both codes will often cause the powertrain to go into limp mode. So, you are starting with pretty "tight" clues insofar as the particular codes....
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My car rpm is going up and down and my speed meter is too. i have an Chevrolet 2012 cruze. what could it be?
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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My car has white smoke coming out of it. I put coolant into it today because it was pretty low. Why is there smoke co
It sounds like from your description of your problem that you have blown head gaskets and would need to have the engine cooling system and engine pressure tested to find out why it overheated and lost coolant. You may have...
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White smoke not thick coming from engine , car isn’t over heated, drove 700 miles now we need to get back, stranded please help1am
White smoke generally indicates that you may have an internal engine problem, such as a head gasket leaking coolant into a cylinder. If white smoke is blowing out from the exhaust during first 3 minutes of a cold start up,...
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I just recently took my car in to the shop and they said my radiator had a leak in it and my valve cover was broken so they fixed
If you are having a misfire after the valve cover was replaced you may have got some oil into one or more spark plug holes from the valve cover leaking and is causing one of the ignition coils to misfire....
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Changed valve cover now it squeals
If you are getting a belt that is squealing then you may have got liquid on the belt and may need to clean the belts and pulleys with soap and water to remove any residue that may be causing the...
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Instability light on along with blinking engine light why
Hi Sally. Thanks for contacting us today. A warning light is activated when the ECU detects a mechanical fault in one of the vehicle operation systems or an individual mechanical component. This will store an error code in the onboard...
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Was driving in manual mode and everything was fine, then suddenly couldn't accelerate. Rpm didn't move, pretty much no response.
Hi Steve. Thanks for sending in your question tonight. Usually, issues like you're describing are caused either by an obstruction of hydraulic fluid (transmission fluid) inside the transmission. It can also be due to an electrical glitch with the TCM,...
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the A/C smells, car has had overheating issues previously.
Hi Elle. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes, especially in high humidity climates, excessive condensation will develop. However, it's normal for some 'water' to form underneath the AC or engine compartment. It's also possible that the recent coolant service may...
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2013 Chevy cruz wheel replacement
The stock wheel diameter for this vehicle appears to be 16 inches or, optionally, 17 inches. To return the vehicle to stock, it is best to buy a set of OEM rims from a GM dealer. Aftermarket rims may have...
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Cruze 2014 LT motor oil plug is a Left Handle thread ?
Hey Carlos. The oil pan bolt is made out of aluminum for some reason and is a standard right-direction thread, however, it's very small and delicate - so it can be hard to remove. You should see a directional arrow,...
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whinning/squeeling after 10 min drive
Hi Alex. Thanks for the question today. It's quite possible that the aftermarket valve cover is not sealing correctly, or when the engine gets to operating temperature, the gasket expands to create a vacuum leak. This is a common side-effect...
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blower motor blows hot air but no longer blows on defrost, just straight out the dash
Hi Kevin. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In most cases, this type of problem is caused by a damaged blend door or actuator, which is responsible for directing the flow of hot air to certain zones when activated. Whether it's...
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Rear drivers side damage
Hi...this would have to be estimated on site because the cost depends solely on what parts must be replaced and the exact extent of the damage. Sometimes there is concealed damage and that has to be determined through a careful...
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The radiator fan of my 2015 Chevy Cruze is running more often and at a much faster speed than normal.
Hi James. Thanks for sending your question today. It's not uncommon for the radiator fan to run more frequently from time to time. This often happens when there it is taking longer for the radiator to cool the hot "coolant"...

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