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2006 Chevrolet HHR

//2006 Chevrolet HHR

2006 Chevrolet HHR

Chevrolet HHR

Mileage
115,366
Service Date
5/30/2022
Services Performed
  • UPON INITIAL START VEHICLE BATTERY WAS COMPLETELY DEAD, NO LIGHTS ON DASH, TRIED TO USE JUMPER PACK TO START VEHICLE , GOT VEHICLE STARTED BUT AS SOON AS JUMPER PACK WAS DISCONNECTED VEHICLE STALLED – TESTED BATTERY AND BATTERY IS AT 8 VOLTS WITH 75 COLD CRANKING AMPS – STARTER TESTED WITHIN SPECIFICATIONS – ALTERNATOR FAILED OUTPUT TEST AT 11 VOLTS WITH NO LOAD AND 10 VOLTS FULLY LOADED – RECOMMEND RECHARGING BATTERY AND RE TESTING – RECOMMEND REPLACING ALTERNATOR
  • SPARK PLUG TUBE SEALS ARE LEAKING, OIL COOLER/ FILTER HOUSING IS LEAKING OIL DOWN FRONT OF ENGINE, DUE TO LOCATION OF FILTER IT MAY BE POSSIBLE THAT A LOT OF THIS OIL IS RESIDUAL FROM OIL CHANGES, IT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED IN ORDER TO BE COMPLETELY SURE RECOMMEND DEGREASING ENGINE BAY AND ADDING UV DYE TO OIL TO VERIFY SOURCES OF LEAKS
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE ENGINE AIR FILTER
  • CLEAN AND REMOVE DEPOSITS IN THE FUEL AND AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM THAT CONTRIBUTE TO DRIVEABLILITY PROBLEMS SUCH AS HESITATION, SURGE, STALL, HARD STARTING, ROUGH IDLE AND LOSS OF POWER. *DURING THE INDUCTION SYSTEM CLEANING SERVICE, THE IDLE OF THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO INCREASE AS MORE AND MORE CARBON BUILD UP WAS REMOVED FROM THE THROTTLE BODY. -THE VEHICLE STARTED TO IDLE AT 2500RPM -PERFORMED A BATTERY DISCONNECT RELEARN AND STARTED THE VEHICLE AND IT SEEMED TO IDLE NORMALLY, SO THE REMAINDER OF THE REPAIRS WERE CONTINUED. -STARTED THE VEHICLE TO TEST DRIVE AND AFTER DRIVING THE VEHICLE, THE IDLE WAS BACK UP TO 2500RPM. -TRIED PERFORMING THE BATTERY DISCONNECT RELEARN AGAIN AND GOT THE SAME OUTCOME. -TRIED PERFORMING AN IDLE RELEARN WITH ALL SCAN TOOLS IN THE SHOP (INCLUDING AND OEM TECH 2 SCANNER) AND THERE WAS NO CHANGE. -ONCE THE VEHICLE IS STARTED, RPM`S CLIMB TO 2500 RPM. IF YOU PLACE THE VEHICLE IN DRIVE, THE RPM`S DROP DOWN TO NORMAL WITHIN 10 SECONDS. IF YOU SHIFT BACK TO PARK AFTER THAT, THE RPM`S STAY NORMAL UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED AGAIN (THEN THEY GO BACK TO 2500 RPM). -DID SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND THAT THIS PARTICULAR YEAR WITH THE 2.4L ENGINE PACKAGE CAN RUN INTO THIS EXACT ISSUE WITH RELEARNING THE IDLE. -THERE IS A HIGH POSSIBILITY THAT OVER THE NEXT 250-500 MILES IT CAN GO BACK TO NORMAL, BUT THERE ISN'T A WAY TO JUST COMPLETELY CLEAR THE PREVIOUSLY LEARNED POSITION. **ALL OF THE PROBLEMS ARE BEING CAUSED BY THE VEHICLE SLOWLY LEARNING, OVER TIME, HOW TO COMPENSATE FOR THE AMOUNT OF CARBON BUILDING UP ON THE THROTTLE BLADE WHICH REQUIRES THE THROTTLE BODY TO BE OPENED FURTHER TO ALLOW ENOUGH AIR INTO THE ENGINE TO STAY IDLING (THROTTLE BODY IS ALL ELECTRONICALLY/COMPUTER CONTROLLED). NOW THAT THE CARBON IS REMOVED, THE COMPUTER IS GOING TO HAVE TO RELEARN ON IT'S OWN THAT IT NEEDS TO CLOSE THE THROTTLE BLADE MORE TO KEEP IDLE AT A NORMAL LEVEL. ***RECOMMEND EITHER HAVING THE CUSTOMER TAKE THE VEHICLE AND DRIVE IT TO SEE IF THE ISSUE GOES AWAY, OR GET PERMISSION FROM THE CUSTOMER TO ALLOW ONE OF THE TECHNICIANS THAT HAS A VERY LONG COMMUTE IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC, TO TAKE THE VEHICLE HOME FOR THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS TO SEE IF IT GETS BETTER. THERE HAVE CURRENTLY BEEN 40-50 MILES PUT ON THE VEHICLE SINCE THE ISSUE AROSE AND IT HAS NOT GOTTEN BETTER AT THIS POINT.
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – 2.4L Eng
  • VALVE COVER GASKET – Remove & Replace
  • Replace rear brake shoes and machine rear drums r Clean and lubricate Road test vehicle.
  • Check brake fluid for moisture and contamination. Inspect all hydraulic line and hoses. Inspect calipers and wheel cylinders. Inspect master cylinder and cap. Flush entire brake system including master cylinder, calipers, wheel cylinders until clean.
  • HAZARDOUS DISPOSAL
  • ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – [Includes: Test.]
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE BATTERY ASSEMBLY
  • CALIFORNIA BATTERY TAX
  • TIRE ROTATION
  • -RECOMMEND RETURNING IN 300 MILES FOR RE-INSPECTION OF OIL LEAKS (COMPLIMENTARY RE-INSPECTION)
  • OIL PRESSURE SENSOR – Remove & Replace
  • DROVE VEHICLE AROUND 100 MILES WITHIN A FEW DIFFERENT TEST DRIVES -IDLE IS SELF
 
SHERRY R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/2/2022
2022-06-03T21:59:24+00:00