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  1. Engine pinging - 1.8L

    Gen1 1.8L
    Hi, firstly, i'll be honest. I don't have a Chevrolet Cruze. I have the first generation Opel Insignia. Both the first generation Insignia and Cruze, when it comes to petrol engines, have the same 1.8 litre Ecotec engine, code name A18XER (Opel) or 2H0 (Chevrolet). Even the software programming...
  2. 1.8L 2011 Cruze - Automatic Transmission Guidance

    Gen1 Service Issues
    1. Year, trim level, and transmission. 2011, LS, 6-spd automatic w/ manual up/downshift. 2. Miles on the car!!! 105k 3. Check engine light, airbag, or other warning light on or "Service [insert system here]" message showing? Has somebody told you the code if the check engine light is on? No...
  3. 1.8L 2011 Cruze - Surge When Idle & AC is On

    Gen1 Service Issues
    1. Year, trim level, and transmission. 2011, LS, 6-spd automatic w/ manual up/downshift. 2. Miles on the car!!! 105k 3. Check engine light, airbag, or other warning light on or "Service [insert system here]" message showing? Has somebody told you the code if the check engine light is on? No...
  4. 1.8L Exhaust Manifold

    CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket exhaust manifold that would remove the catalytic converter in the stock manifold? I have looked at a few previous posts and have not had much luck locating one. The first thread I looked at was by the BNR folks saying they came out with one. I...
  5. 1.8L 2011 Cruze - Exhaust Guidance

    Gen1 Service Issues
    Hello Team, I have a 2011 Chevy Cruze (1.8L) with 105k miles. My car was affected by a faulty thermostat that caused it to overheat while idling and/or running the air conditioner; when I was moving or turned on the heat, the temp gauge would drop back to normal levels. About a couple months...
  6. 2016 1.8L - looking for transmission filter.

    Gen1 1.8L
    Does anyone know where I can find a transmission filter for my 2016 1.8L Cruze?
  7. Gen1 1.8L vs Rock Auto

    Gen1 Powertrain
    So I'm looking through Rock Auto for a new Valve Cover and Gasket, since it looks like the PCV is shot, and they don't have the correct one (no PCV on top and it has a port for a vacuum tube). Other than the stealerships, where else can I get the correct cover and gasket? I've noticed that...
  8. 1.8l oil leak under filter housing

    General Discussion
    I have found an oil leak collecting under the oil filter housing onto a bracket underneath. I cleaned it off with brake clean yesterday drove it around and didn't notice anything leaking. Started the car this morning drove it around and saw the oil coming from the engine onto the bracket. I...
  9. 2014 1.8l CEL thermostat replaced before 1 or 2 year ago now it need to again?

    Gen1 1.8L
    Hello. I was lucky to have had it under warranty back then but now they want $450 to replace the same piece.. what do i do. They said code read thermostat heater circuit / open. DO the parts themselves have a warranty from GM?? nevermind they called me back it's actually covered yes!!!
  10. 2011 1.8l sputters on start up in cold weather

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I bought this car almost 4 years ago. Every winter I have the same problem. I start it and it starts hard and sputters for a few seconds and then goes back to normal. Took it in last year while I was on warranty and it wasn’t cold enough and they couldn’t find anything wrong. Yesterday was the...
  11. Expert needed! 2011 Automatic transmission 1.8L

    Gen1 1.8L
    I have not found any posts related to my issue, and any closely related issue didn’t offer any relevant advice. So here it goes... bought my base model Cruze in 2010. It currently has 94k miles. Regular oil changes. I’ve had normal wear and tear issues like any long term car owner, but nothing...
  12. Waterpump failure 2014 ls 1.8L warranty question

    General Discussion
    Have a huge puddle of coolant under car. Is the waterpump covered on the power train limited warranty I have 3 months left.
  13. No heat with all metal aftermarket thermostat housing 2013 1.8L

    Gen1 Powertrain
    So awhile back, my check engine light came on. I checked the codes and there was three that related to my thermostat. I talked to the auto store guys and they said its pretty common to replace them because they are originally made of plastic and tend to crack. I did some research on my own and...
  14. Aftermarket Speakers (2013 Cruze LS 1.8L)

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    I own a 2013 Chevy Cruze LS 1.8L with stock speakers (no navigation or Pioneer system). My door speakers busted so they sound HORRIBLE. I want to replace the front pillar tweeters, front door and rear door speakers all with the same brand and keep the stock radio (for now). My question is, I...
  15. 2012 Cruze LS 1.8L idle a little rough every 4 seconds and nose from engine

    Gen1 Service Issues
    Hi all. My daughers Cruze is having a little problem. I noticed the idle is rough about every 4 seconds. Runs fine for about 3 seconds, then a hear a noise like air escaping and at the same time the engine is about to die or run rough. The noise is coming from the valve cover on the top left...
  16. 2014 Cruze LS (I think) 1.8L 4cyl. automatic transmission

    CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone, White 2014 Chevy Cruze LS (I think) cannot find where the model is located only can find engine specs 1.8 L 4 Cylinder engine Approx. 56,000 miles Central California Came about this site when P2076 error code popped up. Found a thread in regards to the code, where two guys...
  17. 2013 Cruze 1.8L LS Check Engine Increasing Rpm's when shifting to Park

    Gen1 1.8L
    Hey guys this is my first post on this site so forgive me if this is being posted in the wrong section. My 2013 Cruze LS recently had the Check Engine light come on while idling in park. I took the car to Auto Zone for a quick diag test and the guy was not much help. I got gas about 2 days ago...
  18. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 1.8L throwing error code P0315 Crank Shaft Relearn

    Gen1 1.8L
    Hey Guys, Maybe someone can help me out here. Been having some issues with my one 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. It is not the turbo model. it is the 1.8L. Now, the other day the check engine light came one. Scanned the car with an OBD2 scan tool, and was getting the P0315 error code. Went ahead and...
  19. 2013 1.8L 6MT starter grinding/clunk noise

    Gen1 1.8L
    Hello everyone, I just purchased a 2013 Cruze LS with the 1.8L engine (68k miles) 6-speed manual transmission yesterday. I tested the car and it was great! After I drove it home and let it sit for 2 hours I started it up and it made a grinding noise with a clunk for a second after starting. No...
  20. 2011 Cruze 1.8L P0171

    Gen1 1.8L
    I have a 2011 Chevy Cruze with 120k miles with the 1.8L engine. I'm getting the "service stabilitrak" and "service traction control" messages and P0171 code that are frequently referenced on here with the solution of replacing the valve cover. I could also hear the hissing in the engine...
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