How old is your battery? Have you cleaned the battery cables? Was their a recall on the ground cable from battery? I think on early 14 diesels there may have been a ground cable bulletin or recall.
I'm with Indy on this. The ground cable crimp could be bad.Battery was replaced when my injector died over Easter. The cables were very tight when I checked them tonight, and the car only saw road salt for a few short days in its entire life.
Not too sure about the ground cable recall....
I'd create an account with "My Chevrolet" and see if it comes up in the special coverage.Are the CTDs covered under http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/25-g...l-coverage-14311-negative-battery-cable.html? If so I would take the car in and ask for this service be completed as you're having strange electrical issues.
Good points, but I like pulling into the dealer, handing over the keys, getting a cup of coffee, reading the latest Hotrod, getting my keys back and leaving with a new cable all for no charge.For $20 bucks, not worth the hassle of going to the dealership. I ordered the cable from RockAuto and I'm going to keep it around as insurance if/when the time comes that my CTD's electrical starts going mental.
For now (67K miles) no issues.
The exact wording is "On certain 2011–2015 model year Chevrolet Cruze vehicles". It says "certain", not "all". It goes on to say "All involved vehicles are identified by Vehicle Identification Number on the Applicable Warranties section in GM Global Warranty Management system." Which is pretty much what I'm saying to do with a "My Chevrolet" account.I am pretty sure Special Coverage #14311 covers both gas and diesel models. It does not single out either engine type or any other specific models, just certain model years.
Sounds like a keeper of a dealer.I spoke with the service rep today, and she immediately recognized that my 2014 was under a special coverage for that cable.
I prefer to work on my car myself as well when possible, but cars are so complicated today having a honest dealer can be an asset. Sounds like this should fix your issues. Thanks for sharing with the forum.I spoke with the service rep today, and she immediately recognized that my 2014 was under a special coverage for that cable. They'll check it out first thing next week. They're 10 minutes away, and while I absolutely abhor the idea of other people working on my car, when they're offering free parts, it's hard to pass up.
I did mine in March, took about 15 minutes with simple hand tools. Easy Peazy.Folks,
I want to do this repair myself just to resolve a possible electrical issue I'm having. But looking at the repair steps, it seems a lot of other cables need to be removed and other parts are listed. Look at steps 5 and on at this link, why do we need to do all that to replace a cable with just 2 bolts?
Are we certain #22754271 is the only thing we need? We are certain the "bad crimp" is the big cable, and not the smaller starter ground that bolts on the side? Looking at my car it looks like just removing the battery cable from the battery terminal, and unscrewing it from the frame ground, then rerunning the new cable through the sensor is all that should be needed, so all these other steps are just confusing me.
I ran into that same glitch. I just took the old battery cable to my local hardware store, measured the thread on the stud, and paid like 14 cents for a screw that matched it.I did mine in March, took about 15 minutes with simple hand tools. Easy Peazy.
Be sure to pass the new cable through the ‘loop’ that monitors current/voltage flow. Other than that it’s pretty straight forward, just connect both ends like the original.
During install I ran into a small glitch. The new cable did not have the small threaded-stud side terminal on the battery end. A small secondary ground cable attaches to this post.
I tried to remove the stud from the old cable using vise grips but no joy.
So I dug through the tool box and found an old jet ski battery battery bolt. It fit perfectly into the threaded hole.
RED - Old cable end showing threaded stud
GREEN - New cable installed with jet ski battery bolt
So just a note, if you order a cable online be prepared to ‘modify’ as needed to attach the small secondary ground cable at the battery end should yours come the way mine did.
More details HERE starting with post #200