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Hello everyone, I have finally bought my dream car and I can be sure that if this forum did not exist I probably wouldn't have bought my chevrolet cruze diesel automatic 2.0, I don't have any leasing on this car ? ? I own it fully.

In India chevrolet only sells the diesel variant and no petrol/gasoline options are available. I bought it used it @ 43000 kms and the owner used it immaculately.

I absolutely love this machine and Love driving it. Infact in the last month that I have it, I have driven it 8000kms already!! That's in a country where the average speed of traffic is 40km per hour. I obviously found roads were I could explore this machine.

Chevrolet service is the usual story here and the dealership wants to fleece at every opportunity it has. Let me explain this. I asked the dealership the price for the shift solenoid. Guess what, they don't change any solenoid. They said if there is a problem with the solenoid they change the whole TCM! Ouch!

I asked for the lower arm bushes and their price guess what! You got it! They change the whole lower arm if the bush is gone. I am a bit flabbergasted at this. I need the service manual for the diesel ASAP! Otherwise this car is going to be an expensive nightmare. Help me someone!
 

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hello & welcome. I use to be like you just change the bushings & ball joint. after doing this many times IMO get a control arm off ebay & be done w/ the job in 1 hr or less. well good luck, :)
 

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Thanks Eddie. And Boston boy I will definitely be doing the bush change. I don't have the repair manual though I guess I will have to figure it out. Is there a diesel specific repair manual in existence?
 

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Thanks Eddie. And Boston boy I will definitely be doing the bush change. I don't have the repair manual though I guess I will have to figure it out. Is there a diesel specific repair manual in existence?
I think Helm makes a manual, but it's pretty expensive. I am not sure how applicable it would be to your car though, since it would have many things which are specific to the India market.
 

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I am guessing that the Indian model is close to the one that is sold in the UK. It's the right hand drive version. I know that I have the 2.0 Famz engine. I am trying to figure out which automatic transmission I have though. It's a six speed. But I am not sure if it's the 6t40 or 6t45 or some other variant. Anyway to figure that out?
I did read that someone had the European shop repair manual. The original posters have not visited the forums in a long time unfortunately. But I am sure that I will bump into someone.
 

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I am trying to figure out which automatic transmission I have though. It's a six speed. But I am not sure if it's the 6t40 or 6t45 or some other variant. Anyway to figure that out?
I'd get under there and look for part numbers/markings
 
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