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  1. FWIW ... dealer replaced my water pump free with 145K miles

    Gen1 Powertrain
    FWIW ... dealer replaced my water pump free with 145K miles
  2. 2014 Cruze Diesel ride quality is terrible even after shocks/struts replaced

    Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Hi all Our Cruze has 120K miles on it. It has been a wonderful car in many ways but it has unfortunately had a lot of body work (deer, tree falling on it etc). At this point the front struts have been replaced twice in less than a year... Once with mystery parts from a body shop as part of...
  3. Diesel Particulate Filter - Has any one replaced it? Part Number?

    Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    So our Gen1 has been full of issues recently (~67k miles). We were out of the car for 2 months while we waited for the transmission to be replaced. Immediately after leaving the dealership got a CEL regarding the DPF. Returned to the dealership and they've done a regen. Same day, the light...
  4. Replaced Thermostat & Water pump

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I have a 2011 Chevy cruze 1.8l with about 220k miles and this thing has been a massive headache. Nothing but constant issues. Now, I have replaced the Water pump, thermostat and I have flushed the radiator. Still I get no heat and the fan turns on instantly on start up if it’s cold, it will turn...
  5. 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!!!
  6. A dealer said bulbs shouldn’t be replaced with LED because of resistance, are they BS

    Gen2 Audio & Electronics
    For 2018 model. Bought a set of Phillips LEDs for reverse and license plate, took them to a dealer to get installed and they said LEDs are not recommended because of different...
  7. Head light replaced, beam shines down

    General Discussion
    Hi, I replaced my headlights in a 2011 cruze eco. Before it was fitted with normal h13, 55/60W. I replaced with H13 80/100W. I did not re-adjust the lights in any way but now the dims are extra dim and the brights are where the dims used to be. My question is why must I re-adjust the lights when...
  8. Clutch Dying: Can it be replaced without dropping the subframe?

    General Discussion
    Hi, I've seen the DIY on MT removal. What I'd to know is, can the clutch components (PP, disk, throwout/slave, flywheel) be removed and replaced without dropping the cradle. I have see a number of sub-frame cars that you could do the job by moving the trans just far enough over. Also, any...
  9. Replaced front passenger wheel bearing but still getting noise

    Gen1 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, & Suspension
    Hello Everyone, I own a 2012 Cruze Eco 6 Speed. I noticed noise coming from the front wheels on my Cruze. The sound is only noticeable at +30 mph, and gets louder as speed increases. So I figured it was either a bad tire or wheel bearing. I have relatively low quality tires, so the first thing...
  10. PO128 parts replaced

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Recently the temperature gauge in my 2012 Cruze quit working and stayed completely at cold even after driving for long periods of time. My dashboard said ac off due to high engine temp and my check engine light came on. I took it to advanced auto where they said the po128 code came up and it was...
  11. Added subs and replaced front speakers!

    Gen2 Audio & Electronics
    Hey, this forum wasn’t very helpful when I was searching for info about installing some subs or replacing speakers. So, I’ll share what I did recently. 2016 gen 2 Cruze LS with 4 speaker sound system. Front doors: Infinity reference 6.5 speakers IMC Audio speaker harness adapters SCOSCHE...
  12. Fuel filter replaced, ECM control not resetting fuel filter tracker.

    Gen2 Audio & Electronics
    Problem is described in the title. No engine light or other indicator showing there is any problem. Help?
  13. Rough Idle, Check engine light, I have replaced so many things! Help!

    Gen1 Service Issues
    So my Chevy Cruze 2012 LT (1.4 Turbo) has been rough idling since October. It stalls when it idles in park and will turn off. I have replaced the Ignition Coil, Spark Plugs, Fuel Injectors, and a few sensors ( Will have to ask the mechanic again on that one, as he just did it Friday ). My due...
  14. dealer replaced coolant sensor, suddenly I also need a new radiator?

    Gen1 Service Issues
    I've always been able to lurk in this forum and find my answers without posting on my own. Finally though I think I have an issue that I could use advice about myself. Partly I could use some help because I'm dealing with this while traveling for work where I don't have access to my usual...
  15. Has Your DPF Yet?

    Gen1 Diesel Technical Discussion
    Have any of you had the DPF fail either under warranty or outside of warranty? How many miles? Did they diagnose what caused the DPF to fail (root cause analysis) or just say the DPF itself failed? What type of oil did you use? Dexos2, C3 , or other non-recommended types of oil (Rotella...
  16. replaced thermostat is leaking

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    i had a coolant leak in this car a while back and had it fixed. then i got a check engine light and a code to replace thermostat. i replaced it and now it leaks. i purchased a cheap one from amazon around 40-50 dollars but one from a parts store would have cost 80+ so maybe its just a cheap...
  17. Do warranty replaced parts come with a new warranty?

    Gen1 Audio & Electronics
    Just a quick question, which I am having trouble finding the answer to. I had the blind spot sensor replaced on the right side on February 6 last year (2017). This repair was outside of the bumper to bumper warranty, so I had to pay. Just a couple of weeks ago (on February 5), the part needed...
  18. Replaced thermostat, hose is leaking

    Gen1 Powertrain
    Edit: forgot a comma in the topic. to be clear the thermostat was replaced, not the hose. I replaced the thermostat on my 2012 chevy cruze ltz and it was dripping from the radiator hose where it connects to the thermostat housing. i pushed it up on there harder but over the next few days i found...
  19. Neighbor just had her valve cover replaced under warranty, according to her FB post.

    Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    She has a 2015 RS. She also has about 87,000 on it, and I'm betting the dealership didn't even check for a missing check valve in the intake manifold because they know the next time the valve cover goes bad, she will be out of warranty and she will be stuck with the bill. I told her when she...
  20. 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...