You also don't want to over tighten the replacement part on reassembly. Once the new sensor has been installed, you can refill the cooling system. When the system becomes depleted enough drivers complain of no heat at all. All I asked carmax for was to take this vehicle back and let me pick out a different car. But many experts also recommend installing a new coolant sensor if you are replacing or rebuilding an engine. If your hose isn't leaking from this location, show great care when removing it during the thermostat housing replacement operation as it snaps off easily.
Sometimes the side connecting to the overflow bottle leaks. The replacement part comes with a generous O-ring that does an excellent job of sealing. This time it's the antifreeze recovery tank hose. A coolant change and a flush would also be a good idea if the coolant shows any signs of contamination. It's list of problems continues to grow. The problem I originally identified was the engine light was on.
Should you need further help please just ask. Confirmed a coolant leak and replaced thermostat housing with an aluminum one. This becomes a completely different part number than the newer models from 2012 through 2015. The Cruze Coolant Leak Symptoms When the thermostat starts to leak it begins slowly. See how to diagnose, repair and get parts for the job. Your knowledge and diagrams are excellent. The problem stretches back to the 2010 Chevy Cruze models and we've seen them on the 2016 models as well.
It changes resistance with the temperature. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. The procedure includes removing the four bolts to separate the housing from the engine block. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed coolant on the ground. From what I was told by another mechanic, the car is loosing vacuum pressure and the valves or valve cover is leaking.
Get the coolant level checked. May 18, 2013 Located on top cylinder on transmission side. The repairs themselves are straightforward, yet still require a fair amount of do-it-yourself skills. Called carmax and though the warranty was was over they agreed to repait because of a brake recall. Make sure all the air is out of the cooling system. After inspecting a few of these failed coolant thermostat housing parts on several different years, you find different types of failures. Still it's hard to stick up for this design when it fails within a few months after the base warranty expires.
Raise vehicle unscrew radiator drain plug and place pan under to catch liquid. I am guessing on miles and dates, but it was not very long after I got it brand new that it started having problems. Therefore, one of the first complaints that you'll hear from drivers is an odd gurgling sound. In all the other posts and videos that are supposedly for 2011-2014 Cruzes they mention the radiator cap as the solution to this there are other things too such as removing and lifting the overflow tank etc but this is by far the easiest way. However, some of these automobiles came through with the 1. I'll keep an eye out - if you need help or detailed info post away! Just open the drain valve and let out enough coolant so the coolant level in the engine is below the sensor. .
If you need to replace it its very easy and its also the cheapest thing to replace of all of the possible issues. Or is it more a matter of filling with water, running driving with heater on for 30mins and then draining and flushing? In the next graphic, check the position 2. Run at 2500 rpm for two minutes then let idle shut off engine and remove surge tank cap check level and add to cold mark if necessary install surge tank cap and rinse away any coolant on engine and compartment. Then a couple weeks later there was a leak and Ford had to replace a coolant pump. The car putters and has horrible acceleration and I have contacted Ford and carmax dealership and coorp for help at the same time all the Cruzes were taken off the lots and were no longer allowed to be sold because of all the recalls and they were deemed unsafe to drive.
In most cases, people are just getting the entire assembly despite the fact that the leak could come from several different areas. The definitely do go bad, I've replaced a couple on different vehicles. We provide more information about it at the end of the article. Why in the world does this not drain downward! The newer replacement units have a nice thick O-ring. When I started having shifting and leaks in the transmission, the dealership couldn't figure out what was wrong, I had to point out the leak myself and then he said he would get the parts ordered and they would be in within 3 days.
Unfortunately, as much as I want to believe in this company they bolted a plastic coolant housing directly to a high temperature area of the engine. With that said, while you're addressing the leak from the thermostat housing you should be aware of this common problem area. Update: As I mentioned, my mom owns one of these cars. After constant heat and cold they crack. This means they didn't seal it with an O-ring. Also, when making a left hand turn onto a busy state route the car would not accelerate it was very hesitant making the turn to a point I thought the car was going to stall, in front of oncoming traffic.
With that said, if your Chevrolet Cruze is out of warranty, it may be worth a call to Chevrolet customer assistance. Start engine and verify coolant is at black arrow after starting. These codes stand for communication errors between the temperature sensor and the vehicle's main computer. But I cleaned it a week ago and the light has not come on again. We've seen anything from loose or broken clamps to a crack in the nipple on the bottom of the overflow bottle.