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All of the windows automatically go down but why does the driver window only automatically go up ?
 

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All of the windows automatically go down but why does the driver window only automatically go up ?
Because GM does not want the liability when you squash your kids head in the back window.
 

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Is the DIC display engine coolant temp a good indicator of transmission fluid temperature when checking AT fluid level? 185-203F AT fluid temp I've read.
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Stupid question:
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Is the DIC display engine coolant temp a good indicator of transmission fluid temperature when checking AT fluid level? 185-203F AT fluid temp I've read.
Thanks CT!
Not really. Although there is a heat exchanger in the radiator to warm it up (and then a cooler to cool it down), it lags quite a bit behind coolant temp.

An OBDII Bluetooth tool and the Torque app - or some handheld scan tools - will show it though.
 

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Update, I bought the Foseal obdII tool ($24.99 amazon) and the Torque Pro app ($4.99 Play Store)
I'm using it on my inexpensive Samsung J2, quick and easy setup.
After a little research I have the transmission fluid temp displayed in F.

update: 32 mile commute- max AT fluid temp was 194F. It took 26 miles (6 miles country roads, 20 miles of highway) to stabilize at 194F. Seems to be in the 180s around town.
 

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I'm new and I got a question, not sure if it was asked yet:

My 2012 Cruze is getting up there with 87k+ miles, and I know that time may be coming in a few years when I'll need to swap/fix the engine or transmission.
Is it worth swapping the engine/transmission when they break? Or should I look towards a new model?

(This is my first economic car btw)
 

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What makes you think that?
 

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I'm new and I got a question, not sure if it was asked yet:

My 2012 Cruze is getting up there with 87k+ miles, and I know that time may be coming in a few years when I'll need to swap/fix the engine or transmission.
Is it worth swapping the engine/transmission when they break? Or should I look towards a new model?

(This is my first economic car btw)
Good maintenance and addressing issues before they become a major issue (PCV, cooling system parts, transmission fluid) is key to a Cruzen living a long, happy life.

They are not as tolerant of neglect or "just change the oil and put gas in it" as, say, a Corolla.
 

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Why does my car shift different when the air conditioning is on ? I hate the way this car shifts I cant wait to get the clutch byepass. Its to the point where I dont want to drive the car much anymore. 1st gear to second makes a noise sometimes.
 

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Why does my car shift different when the air conditioning is on ? I hate the way this car shifts I cant wait to get the clutch byepass. Its to the point where I dont want to drive the car much anymore. 1st gear to second makes a noise sometimes.
The programmed rev hang (annoying in itself) is basically non existent with the AC on. RPMs dump like a brick on higher fan speeds, which makes for a not-smooth clutch release, and we all know these cars hurt for low RPM power too with the AC running.

Bumping the gas before releasing the clutch doesn't get the revs up in much of a hurry to match, either.
 

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Stupid question:
12 eco, using Torque Pro obd2 to learn more about the car and what some of the stats mean.
What is the typical temp range for our catalytic converter to operate at? I range from 500F-1700F, but usually 1000-1400 on the highway.
I am also trying to figure what sensors to monitor together on a screen ie. cat temp and long term fuel trim?
LTFT1 where + or - 10% is expected I guess, minus being rich and plus being lean? If running too rich does it corrospond to higher cat temps? or not that simple
idk for sure...but thought I should learn something on my 300 miles a week commutes.

edit:I figured out that the cat conv is hot enough and that the fuel stuff is somewhat normal because the car passed it's emissions test today..
 
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