She went back the next week and they said the top gasket was leaking. Every seal and every hose was ruined. Do not over tighten the filter cap to prevent from cracking the plastic housing. Could the oil change have something to do with it? I got there and it was dripping oil constantly on their polished floors in the service bay. They found the torque converter disassembled and transmission had to be replaced again, and then again a few months later. Please help support this website by shopping at. Removing the oil filler cap and pulling up the dipstick will help prevent a vacuum from forming and allow the old oil to drain out more quickly.
Raise the front passenger side of the vehicle with the floor jack and securely support it with the two. Must have just been a small vacuum leak somewhere. Slowly add in more oil and repeatedly check the dipstick until the level reaches at or near the top of the cross hatched area. Most Chevrolets have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. Little to no oil and no water being pumped due to the loss of the belt. It is far better to have slightly less oil than necessary in an engine than to have too much.
Dip your pinky finger in some new oil and lightly lubricate the o-ring. Run the engine for a few minutes, shut if off, and allow the engine to rest for 5-10 minutes so that the oil drains back down to the pan. I have been going to only the dealer, against my ever even trusting a dealer, because I was referred and told that they don't take advantage of you. Double check that the oil filter cap is tight before continuing. I'm ready to choke someone because we had to go buy my daughter another car so she could get to work!!! The problem is signifigant enough that some owners say they are too scared to drive their cars.
I will sell it, it is a pain and big mistake buying it. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Cruze for potential trouble spots. They are not building loyalty!!! I will never let the dealer maintain my vehicle ever again!!!!!!!!!!!! I crawled under the car the best that I could and noticed that it was collecting right around the transmission and dripping down. The brakes are an issue on the vehicle now and prior to recall for brake assist, it is still hard to stop the vehicle. Temporarily replace the oil filler cap and push the dipstick back in place. The oil life remaining should now be 100%.
It now has 85,000 miles. I took my car into robbins Chevrolet dealership for check up immediately on July 23, 2012 and they modified the engine shield. Snap the new cartridge filter in to the bottom of the cap and spin the cap back on to the engine. Needless to say the engine got extremely hot- to the point it was popping and snapping when I got off the road and shut it off. One month later the engine began to smoke, the valve cover had melted and needed to be replaced gm charged me for this under warranty part.
Owners of other General Motors vehicles equipped with the Ecotec 1. The torque converter had disassembled and transmission was replaced. If the cap or dipstick was off or lose when they started the engine it will set that code. Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows to an occasional drip. I may also suggest going to the website gmdexos dot com, select the licensees button, and select the Dexos1 brands list.
I won't buy from them either because there are many Chevy dealers that I can go to. I shut down the car and looked under the hood oil was in the anti freeze fill tank, I called gm they sent a truck and took it to dealership. I don't even trust that they did the recall for all I know. And brakes have to be replaced every 3 months. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Chevrolet Cruze oil filter wrench. Valve cover had to be replaced again.
The result; gm told dealership to replace engine, called back and said don't replace try to fix it. My last ever gm purchase for sure - emad1992, Alexandria, Bahary, Egypt At 21,5K miles the crank seal failed. The dealership feels its not a problem. Also the brakes have a mind of their own, and there is a squeak and rattle from the interior plastic which is awful and made from very cheap materials. The vehicle was brought back to service as there were still shifting problems. It took nine days to fix because the mechanics had trouble removing the surrounding parts to gain access to this seal.
The light is off and has been off for 2 days now. Make an appointment for a Chevrolet Cruze oil change service today and let our oil pros take care of your car's most important system, it's engine. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it off, re-insert it and pull it out again to check the engine oil level. I called the dealership and they told me to drive it over. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. This will show the current fluid manufacturers with oils tested and approved under the Dexos requirements. This caused it to force oil throughout the engine and mix with the antifreeze.
Tighten the cap with the socket by turning it clockwise to just past hand tight or about 25 Nm ~18. I rolled the car back and noticed that more spots were dripping from the car. Not from the dipstick itself but from a horizontal crease below it. The oil came from the rear main crankcase seal - installed backwards during the installation process in the manufacturing plant. By the time we parked it we thought it was on fire, my husband checked the oil and it was empty, we got towed back to chevy of milford to be fixed and cleaned, they said that there was oil in it and only a little came out. Loosen the oil drain bolt with the 10mm socket and ratcheting wrench by turning it counter clockwise.