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How do you fix the ESC
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that can occur when it comes to faults with the electronic stability control. If the light has come on, then the first step should be to have the vehicle scanned...
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Well first before taking my trip, i hsd my csr running quite a while looking for my keys. My keys ending getting stuck then my bat
It sounds like you could be having an issue with your transmission. If the transmission is in gear and the gas pedal is pressed, the vehicle should move. If this is not happening, this is referred to as 'transmisison slipping'....
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Why turn signal lever won't return to neutral position after turn is completed?
Hi there. There is a lock ring on the turn signal lever with a return spring that makes the lever return to the rest position. The lock ring is cracked or broken. You will have to disconnect the battery, remove...
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Charging system failure.
Hello There! This is a sign of a bad voltage regulator as indicated by the test they ran with everything still installed on the vehicle. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the...
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I do not know where my brake booster vacuum line connects to my engine.
The HHR comes with two different motor options, so this complicates my answer a bit. Either way, the best method is to follow the hose at the brake vacuum booster to where it connects on the motor. Even better, simply...
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My Chevr HHR (2006) has milky oil, and white smoke puffs out of the dipstick tube. The car doesn't overheat,and the heater works.
Check for any change in coolant level in the overflow reservoir. If no change over, say, 500 miles, you simply have a high level of condensation because there is absolutely no other source of water to the engine. You can...
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noises
Hi there. You could be absolutely correct on the shocks. However, there are other suspension and steering components that may need an inspection as well. What type of noise are you hearing? There could be other issues masking as a...
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2009 HHR left turn signal on constantly. I disconnected the battery and reconnected but it's still on.
Hi there. Check the turn signal switch on the steering column. If the blinker is staying on and not shutting off, then the blinker switch is stuck on. You could remove the switch from the steering column and take it...
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key is broken have both paces what to do
Hi there. If you have a replacement key, you can get a duplicate made at a Home Depot or dealership. However, if there is no other key available, you'll have to have the ignition lock cylinder replaced by a professional...
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Car won't start and battery seems fine
Hi there. In most cases, when you attempt to jump start the vehicle and it doesn't work, it's due to a damaged starter relay, the starter motor or the ignition relay itself. Before you complete any repairs however, it's a...
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Red blinking light under dash
Hello, thank you for writing in. If there are no warning lights illuminated on the dashboard, you should have nothing to worry about. With that being said, the flashing bulb under the dash is most likely the security system warning...
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Replaced sway bar links and bushings. Still making a clunking sound. Sway bar feels loose when pulled on and can hear the sound.
You should not be able to physically manipulate the sway bar. If you are able to do so, there is something wrong with the bar, the links, bushings, the attachment to the frame or other suspension components. Whatever the fault...
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serpentine belt change
Hi there. In order to provide you with an accurate estimate for this service we need you to request a quote for serpentine belt replacement; as we need a bit more info from you about your Chevrolet and location. ...
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Can a timing chain be reset 2008 Chevrolet HHR
Hi there - I think your question has to do with the engine "jumping time" - that is the timing chain has jumped a cog or three on one of the sprockets, and engine management realizes one or both camshafts...
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so i took my car to get a remote stater but then afterward my
Hi there. Unfortunately, we really can't answer your question. If an aftermarket electrical component (remote starter) was installed, there are too many variables about the installation that most likely triggered these error codes to illuminate. The only thing we can...
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Took my car in for a tune up and oil change. The next day the rpm's are running high, super loud, and running very hard. What can it be?
Check the throttle plate and position sensor on the engine. When the shop performed a tune-up they could have cleaned up the throttle plate and got the throttle position sensor wet. If the sensor is wet then the engine may...
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My power steering is out.
Hi there. If the power steering fluid is good, but you're having difficulty with steering, it is possible that either there are air bubbles in the power steering fluid lines or if it's an electronic power steering system, a sensor...
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Sudden play & random tugging in steering wheel. Hear clicking from steering wheel & front left tire both while driving straight.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Checking the brakes was a great place to start. At this point the first thing we need to find out is if symptoms happen always, or only when driving over bumpy roads. If you...
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I have the obi II light on and the Service tire light, what do I need to do, I am out of town, and don't know who to take it to 2010 Chevrolet HHR
Hello - most any auto parts store will plug in an OBD II code reader for free on a "time-available" basis to get problem codes. Any codes they extract will be in a "Pxxxx" format. These problem codes will help...
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How quickly should I take my car to the shop? It says service ecm. How much does this usually cost?
Hello, thank you for writing in. While there is typically not a designated warning light for the ECM (electronic control module), there may be a check engine light pertaining to it. If you pulled a code for the ECM, further...

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