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Hi everyone. Hope your day is better than mine. Driving home last night I heard a thud under the car. Sounded like someone hit a hammer to the under side of the car. Immediately the car lost power and began shuddering and won't shift good. Almost no acceleration, the car shudders, and shifts very odd. It will eventually get up to speed (kind of) but the car shakes and shudders very badly. No engine lights whatsoever, no oil leak, no coolant leak. I smelled the oil when I finally got home and it seemed fine Just runs horrible. Dealer can look at it next Wednesday. Hoping it's not catastrophic. I'm thinking either turbo or transmission related. But, I'll be honest, I have no friggin clue.
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Sounds like you broke one of the inlet pipes - either pre or post intercooler

Ours broke one of them when it ran over that tree last year, and I started it when it was atop it and holy hell did it run like **** - eventually just stalled on its own after a few seconds. It later broke the other one while at the shop getting repaired and ran similarly like ****.
 
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You know, now that you mention it, it did sound a bit louder. Like it could be a louder intake sound. I had my windows down to listen and yes, there was more noise from what I could hear over the road noise. And it did sound like a very loud intake sound. And boy, you right, it runs absolutely horrible. Did you fix it yourself? What kind of job and what was the $$? Wow, this almost relieves me a bit that it may not be catastrophic. I love this car.
 

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No, mine was fixed at my buddy's shop when he did all the body repairs from the tree. I don't think it's too crazy to fix though. Probably just needs the fascia pulled.

But yeah, they're known to basically just explode suddenly and do exactly what you've described.
 
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Very good. Thanks for the help. Is the broken pipe visible by simply looking under the car? When i get home from work, I am going to take a look. It sb in the front of the car near the turbo, correct?
 

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If I'm not mistaken it's usually the intercooler pipe that goes from the intercooler to the intake. Check the pipe connection at the intake first and see if it's tight. I haven't had it happen yet but I hear they like to blow off there. Pipe I'm talking about is number 7.
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My charge pipe blew off when I first got the car, not even 500mi on it! No CEL and no power. Eventually it clogged the DPF but dealer was able to put it back on and manually regen. I'd start there like others have suggested, good luck!
 

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If I'm not mistaken it's usually the intercooler pipe that goes from the intercooler to the intake. Check the pipe connection at the intake first and see if it's tight. I haven't had it happen yet but I hear they like to blow off there. Pipe I'm talking about is number 7.
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Correct - that's the one that is typically the culprit. Ours also broke assembly #2 there too, but we ran over a freaking tree, so it's not too much of a surprise haha.
 

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Well, I looked last night and found the problem. If you look at the parts diagram it is hose assembly #2. This is the TC down pipe and lower hose that connects to the intercooler. The downpipe is fine. It is the hose that attaches to the down pipe that blew. I am not even sure if the part is available by itself or if it is one assembly from the turbo to the intercooler. I looked on Rockauto and couldn't find the part and can't find the part name or source for the part. It looks like it's a fairly simple fix if I can get at it from underneath..Any help wb appreciated.
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Looks like number two is one assembly, 95472183
 
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Yeah I'd PB those good for sure.

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Oh, I don't have to worry about the difficulty in replacing it. The part is DISCONTINUED. No part available from GM at all. No replacement part...nothing. Just discontinued. Fuckking GM strikes again.
 

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I have looked everywhere. Nobody has this part. They list it on the site (like many do), but if you call or email, they have zero. And, no time frame to get it. I tried calling this particular GM supplier, no answer. I have called several and spoke to parts people...none in stock and no eta for any arrival. I ordered it from Summit racing just now. They said they expect it to ship approx Oct 7th...but they won't know until they get a confirmation. This diesel car is going to be a friggin nightmare. Parts that are specific to this car are going to be like hens teeth because GM sold so few and they only have to make parts for like 5-6 years.

Anybody want to buy a 2014 Cruze diesel with 123k on it? Elkhorn, Wi. Come pick it up.
 

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Seems to be about the only option possibly...nobody seems to know. I am also dead serious about getting rid of this car. There is going to come a time in the not to distant future where a $40 part specific to this car will leave it dead in the water. GM didn't sell many of these diesel cars so there won't be much for stock repair parts from them. And, the after market support for certain parts is weak at best for a Cruze diesel. I have a good car that is 8 years old needs a pretty common $150 part that sb available. I mean, without it the car literally won't run. Yet, my car will sit unless I fab one up. GM is such a **** company it's almost mind boggling.
 

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I do find it odd you can't get it - unless it's just the part of the month that you can't get due to supply constraints...unless we got really lucky last December and got ours.

This isn't just a GM thing - it's an 8 year old car, and supply constraints are making everything a bitch. We couldn't even get an OE windshield for the car because they simply weren't available and it didn't make sense to wait on that.
 

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I just spoke to the largest chevy dealer in the US. The part simply is not available. He suggested this...remove the part, cut the down pipe just above the bad part of the hose and cut off the part of the hose that is blown out...weld on a piece of pipe extending the down pipe few inches longer and re-clamp the existing good part of the hose that is still left. Basically removing the blown out part and fixing the existing part.
 
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