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Car gauges
As long as the gauge cluster issue is the only issue you are having, the vehicle should still be safe to drive. As far as what exactly is causing this issue, it is possible that the computer module responsible for...
What could be causing my AC to intermittently blow hot air?
The most common problem for this is usually a cooling fan that is not coming on with the A/C. Another possibility is that the A/C is low on Freon and may have a leak at the compressor or lines to...
Why is my tachometer reving up to 3000rpms while only driving 35 - 40 mph in town?
It sounds like you may have a transmission that is not shifting into second or third gear and would need to have the system checked to see what is causing it. Whenever a used vehicle is purchased, it is a...
Multiple new problems after collision repair
When there are problems that were not there before an accident that show up after repairs are done, then the problems may have been due to the last repairs. However, you know best if any of the problems are new....
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2010 Chevrolet HHR. For an issue like this, you may want to look at the fans while the car is on to ensure they are turning on and off. Also, it may be...
Why won't my car start
We need to keep in mind that when there is a code, it wasn't intended to indicate the part that needs to be replaced, rather it indicates the system that is malfunctioning. Granted, with many systems, there are patterns that...
Gas tank seal from the filler neck hose.
The nozzle I believe your are mentioning is the anti-siphon and roll-over check valve. It does not require a perfect seal to the tank. The rubber filler hose slides over it, sealing in fuel vapors. I hope this helps. Put...
Anti-syphon device to the tank is not sealed
I answered your previous question. You did not mention that gas was shooting out while filling. This issue is related to another system and does not involve the part in question. When you are filling the tank, the gas you...
Car starting hard
The most common faults that cause your hard start can be a EVAP Purge Solenoid that is on the intake manifold. It's relatively easy to replace and only around $25. Or, it can be a fuel pump pressure issue that...
My Check Engine Light turns on and off, and the Service Traction Light is on
There are several components that can cause these types of symptoms. Issues that cause poor performance and shaking can be fuel, air, spark, electronic, or mechanical problems. The good news is that the Check Engine Light has come on. This...
Dr. axle assembly. won't come off trans axle output shaft
There is a retainer holding axle assembly in. To do this you'll need a special axle puller to pull the axle out. If you run into any issues or need help with replacing your axle assembly, feel free to contact...
replaced rear engine motor mount and transmission shift is not engaging
Thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet HHR. From what you've described you'll need to check the shift cable to see if the cable is attached to the transmission and bracket. It may have come loose when you lifted the...
I just had my engine replaced. Car was not starting, could it be the computer module went out? Can I buy that?
Hi there. The likelihood the ECM is at fault is remote unless, you shorted out something in the course of engine replacement. The fact it wanted to crank leads me to believe you have a battery and/or starter issue. The...
Is there a way to check my computer to see if it's faulty or not?
Your computer is located inside the car and would need to be tested by scanning the computer to see if it is storing fault codes for an internal problem or an indication to some engine sensors that may have been...
Will the Oil pressure sensor make car shut off
Hello there. You have a few different issues going on with your 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The oil pressure sensor will not shut the vehicle off, it can prevent the vehicle from starting if low oil pressure is detected though. If...
i was driving down the expressway playing with the cruise when it just stopped running i have power but when i turn the switch
The cruise control should not be related to anything in your vehicle that would otherwise cause it to die. However, this is a known issue with the Chevy HHR and is often a result of unresolved electrical issue. I would...
I get P0013 and P0014. Should I take to dealer? What should I expect?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Both of these diagnostic trouble codes refer to the exhaust camshaft position sensor. There could be a problem with a camshaft position sensor, or the system that controls the timing of the exhaust camshaft. If...
Ticking sound while accelerating and when the car is in gear
There is technical bulletins for your vehicle using aftermarket oil filters. These oil filters may look like they fit your car model, but do not allow the proper oil flow to the motor and can cause noises and internal engine...
Sporadic issues with eletrical system of the car
Your vehicle has many technical bulletins that pertains to wiring issues with pins and connectors to various modules and control units in the vehicle. This issue is one that is hard to track down since it is an intermittent connection...
It takes two or three tries to start the car.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I recommend testing the fuel pressure and monitoring the pressure after the key is turned off to see if the pressure drops to zero. If it does, then the system will need to be tested...

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