Chevrolet Cruze Forums banner


  1. Head gasket blown

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I have a 2012 1.4 turbo with 150k highway miles... relatively trouble-free for last few years... recently changed water outlet, but reused coolant line back to reservoir...long story short, that blew apart, coolant gone and car overheated. Pulled over and shut off immediately... fixed hose and...
  2. Blown piston advice please (aftermarket performance tune)

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    So finally on my way to my parents to use the garage to put the ported intake on car bogs down and as always when something goes wrong the check power steering and check traction control messages pop up and look at that blinking check engine light shows up, oh great misfire. So towed to their...
  3. Blown Head Gasket?

    Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    I had a bunch of work done on the car in November. 3 sensors, battery, etc. The tech said (to my surprise) that my coolant reservoir was "bone dry". However the car had not overheated and there was no code or warning light to that effect. They refilled it and ran a pressure test and nothing came...
  4. 2012 Chevy Cruze LTZ 1.4L - Possible Blown Head Gasket

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Background: Purchased a car from Auction without showing it to a mechanic since the auto history of the car had no issues (Stupid me, only to realize later that the car has a major mechanical issue and that is why it ended up in a copart auction). Anyways, lesson learnt and have spent $3000...
  5. 2011 1.4l possible blown turbo?

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi all, I'm looking for advice dealing with my turbo. So a quick rundown of what happened a few nights ago. I was driving home from and was stopped at a stop light in the city. The light turned green and I started to drive. The car shifted from 1st to 2nd, then right after that the pedal kinda...
  6. Light issues - blown fuse?

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    Hi I noticed yesterday that my left tail light wasn't working. The bulb should be fine as same bulb lights up when hitting the brakes. I did however try to put the parking lights on, but seems only the right rear light is on, so no front parking lights and left back tail light isn't working. I...
  7. Blown turbo

    General Discussion
    Obviously the turbo is blown but pulling your oil dipstick releases boost pressure? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Blown head gasket, or....?

    General Discussion
    Tore my 2013 LTZ down to the head gasket. Coolant had flooded the spark plugs, coolant in the oil, and there was a massive internal water leak (ended up in the oil). Long story short, the car had been driven without a cap on the coolant reservoir after service was done on it (shop refuses...
  9. 2012 Cruze 1.4 A/T Replaced blown turbo, but problems still present

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I just replaced a turbo on a 2012 Chevy Cruze. The original Turbo was making some crazy sounds, as well as a turbo related code. I tell my friend (the owner) to pick up a turbo manifold and the gaskets and we can pop in it together. It came out real easy, and it was clear o see that the turbo...
  10. Blown head gasket? Seized?

    General Discussion
    2013 Cruze LTZ I took the car in the other day to have the water pump gasket replaced. Well, apparently the cap for the coolant reservoir wasn't put back, and it over heated on the freeway today. From the time it told me the AC was being turned off to the time I had the car pulled over and...
  11. Power steering fuse is blown but doesn't exist in the fuse box

    General Discussion
    Hi everyone! My car stalled when parking it (manual transmission) it happens, I tried to restart it quickly while holding the steering wheel which caused some electric malfunction (famous to happen when jump starting vehicles), that caused the power steering to stop working + power steering...
  12. service park assist. Blown #5 Fuse, replacement fuse will blow

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    2014 cruze ltz rs turned on the car this morning and had the service park show up. 1.the lcd mylink display wont turn on. so black screen. no controls work on the center controls like radio controls ,navigation, power on off.of the my link. 2. the radio is stuck on which is a good thing i...
  13. Blown speakers help

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    Hello, I've got a 2009 ls chevy cruze j300 european model. The factory driver door speaker has died on me in 2015, since then I've installed 50w blaupunkt speakers in both the driver and the passager door. Yesterday morning without any notice the driver side tweeter and the passager door...
  14. Frozen PCV valve issue 1.4T (existing T.B.?) + blown oil gaskets!

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    My mother is 65 y.o. and she recently met a severe problem with her 2013 Chevrolet Trax that is powered by identical 1.4T powertrain than the 1st gen Cruze, this is why I am asking your help here. The car is only 70,000 KM old (4 years) and suddenly the car begin to smoke oil and engine to stall...
  15. Blown engine help

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Im having a issue which im hoping for some input on. I own a 2014 cruze 1.4 withn 18000 miles on it. I have a tune. I randomly started having sever power loss and spuddering issues so I took the car into my dealer. I installed my factory tune back on before hand. I got a call about 3 weeks later...
  16. Has anyone blown a Silver Flute Mid yet?

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    I have to pull the door panel off tomorrow to be sure, but I have a buzzing sound at certain frequencies coming from my passenger mid. This can be mostly replicated when on a phone call something about the voice really makes it buzz. Not sure if it is just a resonant buzz, or if the speaker is...
  17. '13 Factory Bose rear shelve speakers blown?

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    I'm not a guy stereo at all. I just bought a crashed '13 Eco with the Bose stereo. Besides the fact that Bose stereo makes the dash harder to find and more expensive (passenger bag deployed), the rear speakers seem to be blown. The trunk had 2" of water in it when I bought the car, so moisture...
  18. Blown pioneer rear deck speaker, cool story gm

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    I won't get into all the other random failures this respectfully driven and maintained vehicle has experienced in the past 12 mos (2012 ltz 6at rs) but yesterday the misses comes home and tells me the car is making two strange sounds as of this morning. One she mentions the hvac blower seems...
  19. Blown clutch at 44,000 miles?

    Gen1 Powertrain
    2013 Eco Noticed slippage and dealer checked it and gave me the bad news. But, I've never blown a clutch before and find it hard to take the clutch going before the brakes or tires. Anyone else heard of this happening?
  20. Blown engine or clutch/flywheel issues

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I was driving yesterday and my eco started making some horrible noise. It sounded exactly how my old cougar sounded right before the engine went. I brought it home and started taking out part so I could drop it off to Chevy. After I took out the injectors, intake, and tune out. I took out for a...