This almost sounds like the rod connected to the short shifter... could easily be a worn out piece. Can you take a picture to show us which one you're speaking of. Close up and at a distance so we can locate it.
Its covered in your 100,000 5 year warranty I just had mine serviced for that same rod thing on the intake manifold for some reason they decided to have all parts that are on the intake manifold melded to the actual manifold so if any broke you would have to replace the intake manifold all together but it's covered!!I have a 2011 Cruze with approx. 65k miles. Recently I got a check engine light and the code revealed a problem with IMT Sensor "P2076".
I actually stumbled upon this forum while trying to look it up and found a similar post. On the driver's side of the engine, towards the firewall, there is a connecting rod, presumably to control a damper in the plenum or something. Anyway, the bottom of this rod was disconnected and dangling. It connects with a little ball into socket, with a barb behind the ball to hold it in. The barb appears to be worn and not holding. At the time, I pressed it in and continued to drive and by the next day the light was off and code was clear. A couple of weeks later, the rod came loose again, check engine light was back on. I, once again, pushed it back in place and the next day the light was off again.
My QUESTIONS are: Does anyone know what this connecting rod is called? Does it have a GM part #? Can I order it and replace it? Can I get it to stay attached without replacing it?
Thanks in advance for any help or advice! -JC
Yup me! And it's taken me 8 months to actually get it noticed from the dealer and the mechanic they molded all parts that go on the intake manifold onto the intake manifold so you would have to replace the whole thing! My 5 year 100,000 covered it today ! Finally a place that listened! Go reliable Chevy ...Anybody else have this issue? I just had it happen to me. Dealer said it's not covered under powertrain and that I have to get a new manifold at $925!
No it shouldn't damage anything but you will lose gas mileage and power and won't pass emissions either but it's covered I just had same problem and I had to physically show the mechanic cuz even with all their testing they still didn't find it till I showed them and with out hesitation they said ITS COVERED REPLACE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD ALL COSTS COVERED!I'm not a car guy but I have the same problem with my 2011 cruze ls 1.8l. Is there a fix for this that won't cost me $900? Does it matter if this piece won't stay in? This cruze has been nothing but trouble since I got it.
Just looked at mine and the actuator rod had popped out. I have a 2012 Sonic. I put it back in and cleared the code and it hasn't come on again yet. What are my options? Do I have to replace the whole Intake Manifold? Or just that worn out rod?Apparently, someone doesn't want you to know how to fix it in 2 seconds. My post was removed without reason.
What was the fix you posted that was removed?Apparently, someone doesn't want you to know how to fix it in 2 seconds. My post was removed without reason.
Welcome Aboard!What was the fix you posted that was removed?