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  1. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    I just replaced the belt tensioner two days ago after a mechanic said it needed to be replaced after a vehicle inspection. The old tensioner was bouncing a lot and the thin, curved metal on the inside was also broken on it (see photo: Thin, Curved Metal Part That Broke Off Old Tensioner.JPG)...
  2. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    Here's the video: IMG_7152.MOV One thing that's important is that I took the thin metal pin out of the inside of the tensioner spring. It was loose and rattling. The tensioner was vibrating/moving the exact same way before I took it out though. There's also a clicking sound you can hear in the...
  3. Gen1 1.8L
    So I bought my 2012 Cruze used at 90k miles and was told by the owner it was a 1.8L. I bought the Gates TCK338 complete timing belt kit in anticipation of the change at 100k, but wouldn’t you know it I bought a 1.4L turbo. I’m sure it’s happened to everyone... Anyway, by the time I found this...
  4. Gen1 Service Issues
    My 2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ 1.4L recently started making a weird rattling noise like 2 pieces of metal tapping into each other really fast. Well I found what's creating the noise, but I have no clue what it is or if its even important. I have a link to a video I took showing the part. If anyone has...
  5. Gen1 1.4L Turbo
    New belt & tensioner, still minor belt noise, increases with RPM "ch, ch, ch, ch" Read other threads may be crank seal, removed dipstick did not eliminate, pullies spin straight water pump might have a bit of wobble to it, replaced serpentine belt and tensioner with OEM parts... same noise as...
  6. Gen1 Service Issues
    Went in for my first synthetic oil change today. Wanted them to check the chirping which forums indicate is the tensioner. Dealer wanted to charge $99 to assess. I told them I wouldn't pay that as the noise was loud enough for anyone to diagnose. They tell me it is the tensioner, drive belt...
  7. Cruze Parts
    I bought these planning to change out my timing belt at the 160,000km service interval on my 2011 Cruze this summer, but I traded it in before I hit that mileage. Paid $320 Plus shipping from Rock Auto Looking for $250 O.B.O if you take all of it. This is everything you need to replace the...
  8. General Discussion
    So, I purchased my 2.0L Diesel in February of 2014. 1 year and 36,000 miles later the timing belt tensioner seized up. The friction created caused the tensioner pulley to melt/break off as well. yes part of the tensioner is actually now missing. The timing belt then began to sheer as it was...
  9. Gen1 Powertrain
    Despite the fact that, since I've bought this car, I've had so many issues, I still love my Cruze. I'd like to know how difficult it would really be for me to attempt to replace the idler pulley/tensionser pulley and how I can check to see which part is needing replaced. The engine makes a...
  10. Gen1 Service Issues
    Car has 54k on it now. For the past 2 weeks there is a ticking/squeaking noise under the hood, decently loud, under light through hard acceleration. As soon as you let the clutch out and there is a load on the motor it starts, tick.....tick.....tick, then as you accelerate it gets faster. Took...
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