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My chevy hhr is having sluggish accerlation and knocking sounds in the front and rear wheels
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having engine issues, or it may be having wheel/suspension issues. The first thing to determine is if the noise occurs as long as the car is on, or if it...
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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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What can cause my front driver side wheel to grind during acceleration in my 2007 Chevrolet HHR
Hi there. It sounds like you have a failing front hub bearing. When they begin to fail they will sound just like what you are explaining. It can also be caused by a bad cv axle or an issue with...
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I just put a new alternator and battery and it still comes on what to do please help
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is to make sure all battery cable and alternator connections, are clean, dry, and tight. The second test is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes, in case there is...
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I have a 2006 chevy hhr 2.4l. it started a rough idal after gasing up and it smells of raw gas through vents ,water out tailpipe
Hi Kelly. Thanks for contacting us today. If these symptoms began after filling up the fuel tank, it's quite possible that an EVAP system component is malfunctioning. The EVAP system is designed to remove harmful gas vapors from the fuel...
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What is a normal sitting at a light coolant temp. Been going up to 218
Normally, the indicator (or pointer) on the engine temperature gauge should be in the "center", or lower. If your cooling gauge has numbers, the acceptable operating range is 195 to 215 degrees. Above or below that range, in normal engine...
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I have engine light on my hhr chev 2009 they said at autozone that it gave a code of p0010. what does this mean and how much does 2009 Chevrolet HHR
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a bad camshaft actuator. It can also be caused by low oil or an internal engine problem but most of the time it is the solenoid itself. If you need to...
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My cooling fan won't turn on when I turn the ac on. Relays and fuses are good, tested the fan with the battery and it came on??
Hi there. In general, a situation like this occurs when either the thermostat housing or temperature sensor is not relaying the information to the fan motor to activate. However, it's also possible that there is some electrical short within the...
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Check charge system. I have a new battery new alternator and starter. It's still saying this and dying after Be drove
Hi there. What you are describing is similar to a parasitic battery drain. This happens when an electrical component or accessory is continually drawing electrical power while the vehicle is turned off. These issues can be very difficult to diagnose,...
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Car lock symbol is on my Chevy hhr and while driving my garage for the rpm, mph, and temperature will fall
What you are describing is an electrical malfunction. Although multiple gauges are affected, the underlying fault may be common; the wiring diagram would be your guide to the possibility of a common failure point such as a relay, terminal, and...
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P0010
Hi Frank. Thanks for contacting us tonight. P0010 is a generic OBD-II code indicating an issue with the engine control module (ECM) detecting a variation in the mechanical timing between the crankshaft and bank 1 camshaft. The timing issue is...
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What is a chevy hhr Lt 2006 2.2 or 2.4
The transmission used in the 2.2 L version of your car is not interchangeable with a transmission from the 2.4 L version. To determine whether you have a 2.2 L engine or a 2.4 L engine, please look at the...
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Everytime I turn my steering wheel it makes a loud popping sound near my tires.
It is possible that loose suspension components such as tie rods or ball joints could cause this issue. I would recommend having a suspension inspection performed to determine the exact cause of this issue. Consider YourMechanic as this can be...
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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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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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Where is my PCV Valve located on my 2009 HHR SS 2.0 Turbo
Based on the parts diagram for your vehicle, the PCV valve itself is mounted to the intake manifold. See the part identified as No. "529" (ACDelco #12589440) on the just referenced parts diagram. Replacement of the valve might require removal...
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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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Can I use fuel line repair kit for fuel line leak?
Possibly. The repair kits and fittings being vended in the aftermarket have different applications, in particular low pressure return versus high pressure supply from the fuel pump. If both ends of the OEM tube presently on the vehicle are accessible...
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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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How to replace the engine fuse box 2010 chev hhr
Hi Lynda. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Replacing the fuse box is a rather delicate procedure that requires some specialty tools to complete correctly. With the car being more than five years old, it's quite possible that you're going to...

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