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Hey y'all.

I was leaving a green light this evening when the car began to lug like it couldn't get out of its own way. I went to 100% throttle and the car felt like it was missing or misfiring. When I got up to about 50 mph, the CEL came on, and the "Service Traction Control" message appeared (along with a light on the cluster). I thought I might have hit the TC button, so I pressed it, and then "Service Stabilitrak" came up.

Wtf? I turned the vehicle off and on, and there were no codes.

Any ideas? It's never done it before, and I'm worried it's going to happen when trying to merge into traffic or something.
 

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Codes are stored for a time. I'd try to find a parts place that will pull them for free.
 

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Last time I saw something like that happen, I had bad plug wires. That was a pre-ODB vehicle, though; and the Cruze is definitely wired differently.
 

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May just be the coil pack and plugs. Although, mine never threw a code when my coil pack started acting up. I got almost 74k out of my first coil pack. Have the plugs and coil pack ever been changed or checked?
 

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Sounds like exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago. Mine was bad plugs and cracked coil pack. Cheap fix.

I think there are a few people on here that had a cracked piston on cyl. 1 as well, TerryK2003 is the one that comes to mind. Only he was fumigating mosquito's driving to the dealership.
 

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Probably a bad ignition coil. Sounds very similar to what mine did when the coil went bad. Only had 20k miles on it.
 

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I think there are a few people on here that had a cracked piston on cyl. 1 as well, TerryK2003 is the one that comes to mind. Only he was fumigating mosquito's driving to the dealership.
A problem with the 2011 and maybe 2012. I think that was all cleared up by the 2013 MY.
 

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Sounds like exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago. Mine was bad plugs and cracked coil pack. Cheap fix.
How much did you find a new coil pack for? From what I've seen they're not too cheap. Also is a cracked coil pack easy to detect?
 

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How much did you find a new coil pack for? From what I've seen they're not too cheap. Also is a cracked coil pack easy to detect?
I bought an aftermarket coil pack for around $50, GM part runs about $30-$40 more. The aftermarket one has not given me any issues, and seems to be just as good as the GM part. If your coil pack is cracked or giving issues, it will misfire, and run terrible.
 

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Don't remember the name, as they all basically come from the same place, but I got it off ebay just a couple of months ago. Ignition coil module 25195107. The seller I purchased from is now sold out. Paid $47.80 with free shipping.
 

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Yep thought that it might of been a eBay find. Glad you had good luck with your coil pack. eBay is sometimes a hit or miss.
 

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How much did you find a new coil pack for? From what I've seen they're not too cheap. Also is a cracked coil pack easy to detect?

Sorry, had some trouble accessing the forum. $90. Yes, the car misfired like crazy.
 

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A problem with the 2011 and maybe 2012. I think that was all cleared up by the 2013 MY.
Not completely, it's much less common in newer cruzes but still happens, even in the gen 2.....TerryK2003's Cruze was a 2014 and had a cracked piston while still under B2B warranty.
 

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Today I changed my spark plugs in hopes to eliminate the sputtering on acceleration. In my case the plugs were my problem. I had no sputtering at all on a 40+ mile drive today. Sometimes its the simple things and today it was for me. Good luck all and thanks for the help.
 

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After my plug change I shortly started having the sputtering on acceleration again. I finally ended up getting a new coil pack from rock auto for around $70. I went with the Delphi one. What a difference in acceleration. My rpms race to redline now with no hestitation. I should've changed the coil awhile back but I couldn't seem to find out how to test it and I didn't want to replace it when I didn't know for sure if it was bad.

Also Rock Auto was great with fast shipping and quality parts. It was my first purchase from them too.
 

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I had this happen 3 weeks ago (I'm at 114,000kms) after trying to pinpoint the issue and due to the numerous codes I just did a major tune up and ended up changing the Coil Pack, Plugs, Oxygen Sensor and Evap Purge Solenoid since all of them can cause the codes I had. Runs like a champ now.
 
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