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How do I open my hood on 2017 Chevy Cruze?

Sandra, the manual says pull the handle near the driver's door, release it, then pull again and the hood will open. If you've lost your owner's manual, please use the link below for future mysteries. ...
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Help with spark plug stuck upside down in well

I have a telescopic magnet which is invaluable for this very scenario. It even has a light built into the end of the magnet. I bought it because I saw it in the tool shop and it's gotten me out of a ...
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Help with spark plug stuck upside down in well

It may be, since the plug is upside down, the porcelain of the plug may be stuck in the threads of the spark plug hole. If this is the case and it is in there tight enough not want to budge, you may ...
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Help with spark plug stuck upside down in well

Have you got some rubber tube the correct internal diameter for the threads, that can be pushed onto the threads. You could even attach the other end of the tube to a vacuum cleaner to suck the spark ...
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How do I open my hood on 2017 Chevy Cruze?

For the Chevy Cruze, you have to pull the inside lever twice, then it should open. There won't be a lever under the hood to get it the rest of the way after the first pull. While this is a terrible ...
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Help with spark plug stuck upside down in well

The first thing to do it to be sure that the well is wide enough to allow the pliers to open up enough to actually grip the plug, you may only be able to grab it by the electrode. You probably don't ...
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Rubber pieces found in engine coolant

If the hoses are shedding rubber then they are nearing their end of life. To avoid problems, like having one burst open on the road, you should replace any of them which are showing signs of age. ...
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Accidentally mixed orange and green antifreeze

Because it's really unlikely that anyone has mixed coolants and then driven the same model vehicle exactly as you have, what you'll get here is opinions. My opinion is that the additional 15 minutes' ...
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Help with spark plug stuck upside down in well

I think one of the listed solutions should get the job done, but there's one thing I have not seen mentioned. Once the plug is out, examine the ceramic insulator carefully. If there are pieces missing,...
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My 2017 Chevy Cruze is reading 76% oil life. Is this bad?

Your Chevy Cruze manual explains the oil life reading; see excerpt below. If it's 76%, that means that 76% of the oil's life is remaining and you have many miles to go before you need an oil change. ...
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I want to upgrade my turbo in my chevy cruze

As others have mentioned in the comments the best way to go about this is to start with a goal and then look at what you need to change/upgrade to achieve that goal. From "upgrade my turbocharger&...
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My dashboard lights are dim

Some of the newer cars automatically dim the instrument lighting when the ambient lighting changes. In other words, dim them at night so it is easier on the driver's eyes. Unsure if your car is ...
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Squealing Brakes (2012 Chevy Cruze RS)

Noise is generally caused by vibrations within the braking system. Check the mounting bracket on the vehicle is well secured, then the guide pins. Also, check the guide pins are lubricated: if they're ...
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Chevrolet Cruze running out of Coolant

Besides outright leaks, yes, a car can lose some coolant over time. This typically happens through evaporation from the expansion tank. Sounds like your coolant was simply low, but not empty. The ...
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Chevrolet Cruze running out of Coolant

Not enough rep to comment, so check this bulletin https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM507379/SB-10057265-3557.pdf and get back to us with more information about the engine, ...
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Chevrolet Cruze 2011 oil Type Change

No problem as long as it is the correct grade - make sure you top up with the same though.
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Why is coolant in the reservoir boiling?

In addition to the other suggestions, it might be a good idea to check to see if there is any coolant coming from the weep hole of the water pump. If your water pump is bad or on its way out, it won'...
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Thermostat Throttle Body Heater Inlet Pipe Astra-H 55574685 or 55354563

ok I have bought 55574685 for about $5.00 with free postage. And install it on my Astra H 2008 wagon all right. Just one more thing you should know. the connector on the thermostat side is not ...
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High battery voltage, no (noticed) symptoms, issue?

My car is doing the same - and it's because the demands of lights, heater etc plus the effects of the cold are making the regulator charge the battery more. I have put a multimeter on mine and have ...
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Diagnosing alternator or starter on a 16 Chevy Cruze LT

Use a volt meter to check the battery voltage when the engine is running and again when it is stopped. If the voltage is 13v or above when the engine is running, then the alternator is working fine. ...
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Chevrolet cruze´s cursed thermostat housing leak

If the plastic thermostat housing is indeed warping or melting, replace it with a metal housing. A quick online search for aluminum thermostat housing 2014 chevy cruze gives numerous hits.
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Brakes very rusty after recent replacement

These don't look like drum brakes at all so your tagging is incorrect. The rust looks like something that happens if your car is in wet weather and you don't drive a lot. Go for a long drive and brake ...
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Chevy Cruze 2011 ABS light on

First step is to get the codes read. Then post them back here for more specific advice.
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Overheating. Chevrolet Cruze

The next check would be a compression test to see if this engine isn't damaged beyond affordable repair. If the engine passes this test then it would be time to install a thermostat and do a cooling ...
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2013 Chevy Cruze A/C not working and possibly radiator fan

The first thing I would check is to see if the air conditioning compressor clutch is engaging when the system is on. The fan probably won't come on if the AC compressor isn't engaging. Does the fan ...
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Need help finding socket size on 2017 Chevy Cruze 1.4L oil filter

According to this video it is just a regular spin on oil filter, no special socket required. About one minute into the video shows it.
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Why is coolant in the reservoir boiling?

Everything has been fine until that night. Given the sudden onset of the issue, I'm reluctant to say that the recently-performed work was to blame. I parked and turned it off and seen coolant on ...
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Why is coolant in the reservoir boiling?

There are several possible problems. The leak from the temp. sensors may be drawing air into the system when the vehicle cools, causing hot spots, boiling, vapor when the car is run again. You may ...
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My dashboard lights are dim

@charlieRB hehe thanks that was it i do recall looking at that assuming it was my cruise control but now that i take a closer look it is for lighting. Thanks all for the help.
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