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  1. CruzeTalk New Member Introductions
    New guy here. Bought a 2014 LS 1.8 with ~130k miles on it March 2021. Recently I found out I have a coolant leak, and I'm looking to work on my own car so I guess this is the perfect car for me. I am in the process of preparing to replace the thermostat housing and the throttle body inlet pipe...
  2. Gen1 Service Issues
    2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4 My water outlet broke recently so i replaced it. As well as flushed the coolant through the plug that's under the car. The replacement came with it's own sensor so the old sensor was tossed. Since then my coolant temp gauge doesn't seem to surpass 1/4, fluctuates from...
  3. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I have scoured the internet for the last couple hours as well as the forums here, and I can’t for the life of me find the answer I’m looking for. These Cruze talk forums have been extremely helpful for the last few weeks so I figured I’d create and account and ask the experts... I have a 2014...
  4. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    So I finished a head job recently on my cruze and I have hopped through a bunch of hurdles as is, but now it overheats! the coolant boils over into the revisor tank and overflows... great! First thought of course is that I messed up the head gasket, but I got a new head, felpro gasket, new...
  5. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hey Guys, I have been dealing with a severe overheating problem with my 2011 Cruze 1.4 LT. The car could not make it more than 1/2 a mile up the road without coming up to max temperature and giving me a warning to idle the engine. The coolant level is fine and I have replaced the thermostat...
  6. General Discussion
    I have a 2013 Cruze 1.4 turbo, 6 speed. I know there have been common issues with the cooling fan, specifically the resistor failing. Mine seems to fail within a year of replacement. I have been replacing them with a Dorman brand unit from O’Rielly (lifetime warranty, thank goodness). It is a...
  7. Fuel Economy
    2012 Cruze LT. I’ve been through hell with this car, replaced the engine less than a year ago, have replaced several leaking coolant hoses, My car overheated on me, I made it home and realized one of the hoses was disconnected and a little shot. I replaced that and it’s no longer leaking...
  8. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hey Cruze Fam , I need some suggestions. I recently purchased a used 2011 Cruze lt from a small dealership, everything checked out, clean car fax, two owners, low mileage, excellent Condition, great price. Well I only had the car for 3 weeks and I got the “AC off due to high engine temp” so I...
  9. General Discussion
    05/01/2020 Gen 1 had 3 failures: coolant reservoir, reservoir top outlet hose, and coolant outlet valve. $85 to replace all parts from local auto parts store. For the love of Chevy Cruze replace those hose clamps, your hands will thank you. Parts and price below, this is CA so prices might be...
  10. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I had to replace the hose on my '14 Cruze because I was driving and saw smoke, pulled over, and the upper radiator hose was spewing coolant! I took it home and un-did the hose and notice the actual water outlet was broken! Anyone have any ideas on how exactly this piece was damaged like this...
  11. Gen1 Service Issues
    Recently I was out of state and the radiator suddenly failed, very strange but i get it, the car is lowered maybe i hit something and it busted. but now after replacing the radiator it keeps leaking, at a very slow rate but overnight or even after a few hours maybe 20 to 30 drops are visible on...
  12. Gen1 Service Issues
    Recently I was out of state and the radiator suddenly failed, very strange but i get it, the car is lowered maybe i hit something and it busted. but now after replacing the radiator it keeps leaking, at a very slow rate but overnight or even after a few hours maybe 20 to 30 drops are visible on...
  13. Gen1 Powertrain
    Can anybody confirm or know for a fact that Amsoil antifreeze is safe to use in a 2014 Chevy Cruze diesel 2.0 LUZ considering they use dexcool Stock in this car?
  14. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hi, so I believe I had the recall waterpump replaced early in my 2013 LS’s life. Then in Nov of 2018 my second water pump busted wide open. I got it replaced with a new oem. 13 months later in Dec 2019 this one started leaking too. It’s leaking only a few drops at a time, not enough to drip to...
  15. Gen1 Service Issues
    I have a 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4t that I just replaced the motor with a used motor because the head gasket went on the original one. I heard the motor run and scanned the computer and everything seemed good. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. Im having a reoccurring issue that started...
  16. Gen1 Service Issues
    Hey everyone, my Cruze has recently been losing a lot of coolant. The reservoir will be empty after about 2 weeks if I don't fill it up. After looking at the car it seems to be one of the hoses connecting to the water outlet, since that's where I'm finding all the excess coolant dripping from...
  17. Gen1 1.8L
    Hey! I have the MT and sometimes now I’m smelling slight coolant smell coming through my air vents. I have no leaks tho and when changed my MT fluid my mechanic said there are no leaks, he said the clutch starting to go out could cause similar smells. My clutch hasn’t been slipping at all. Any...
  18. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hi everyone, I have a 2014 Chevy Cruze LTZ 1.4L Turbo with 150,000 miles (yes I drive A LOT) and until recently little to no problems Have always kept up with maintenance and oil changes. At around 140,000 miles I started hearing the radiator fan roaring like a jet engine and would only run...
  19. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Hey all, Need some help here. So here is whats going on: I believe my water pump is leaking, and has been at a very slow rate for a few months now. I am aware of the special warranty coverage on our water pumps, and was anticipating taking it to the dealer and having it fixed for free. Well...
  20. Gen1 Service Issues
    So yes, Ive looked at many of the thousands of posts about coolant loss, the most common failure points in the system, parts to replace, and each post usually has something in common... some sort of leaky evidence giving its owner confidence in where the leak is. However this is not the case...
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