Chevy HHR Questions and Answers

I just bought a brand new 2011 Chevrolet HHR. Drove it to the local body shop to have some pinstriping done to it. Seamed to be overheating a little on the way. Got a call the next from the body shop manager. He said my car will not start, so he had it towed to the local Chevy Dealer.

Chevy HHR. 2.4 litre.Question: is it hard to replace the lower control arm bushings.

Answer: Replacing the lower control arm bushings is not that hard at all. You need to get the car up on jack stands or a lift and remove the front wheels.

2007 Chevrolet HHR. New tires, brakes, rotors changed. OK I started having violent shaking in the steering wheel about 8 months ago so I took it to the dealership
and they said I needed new pads, got that done and it took care of the problem for about 2 months and I started having the same thing again.

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How Things Work

Vehicle Front Suspension Operation

The front suspension has 2 primary purposes:

Isolate the driver from irregularities in the road surface.
Define the ride and handling characteristics of the vehicle.

The front suspension absorbs the impact of the tires travelling over irregular road surfaces and dissipates this energy throughout the suspension system. This process isolates the vehicle occupants from the road surface.

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Common Engine Codes

Engine Misfire Code P0300 - P0308

The powertrain control module (PCM) uses information from the ignition control (IC) module and the camshaft position (CMP) sensor in order to determine when an engine misfire is occurring. By monitoring the variations in the crankshaft rotation speed for each cylinder the PCM is able to detect individual misfire events.

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