Common questions

Where is the thermostat located on a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze?

Where is the thermostat located on a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze?

The thermostat is bolted to the radiator on the 2012 Chevy Cruze. It is held in place by two metal bolts and will come off pretty easily. Once You have pulled it off You can simply bolt as a new one back in place.

Can u run a car without a thermostat?

Most automobile mechanics will tell you it is not a good idea to drive your car without a thermostat installed. If your thermostat becomes stuck in the closed position, though, this will cause your engine to overheat and make driving your car impossible.

What’s the coolant temp on a Chevy Cruze?

Drove it around but still having same issue. Engine temp gauge is steady and below halfway mark as long as I’m driving but the second I come to a stop temp shoots up 5-10 degrees in a matter of minutes. I parked the car left engine on for 4 minutes coolant temp dash reading went from 194 to 217 within that timeframe.

Is there a recall on the 2012 Chevy Cruze?

The safety recall began on January 11, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 2, 2009, THROUGH MAY 31, 2012.

When does a 2012 Chevy Cruze start to jerk?

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle started to jerk violently. The contact also stated that this only happens when the engine was warm.

Is there a recall on the 2012 Chevy Camaro?

THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 10, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE CHEVROLET OWNER CENTER AT 1-866-694-6546. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic, and model year 2012 Buick Verano vehicles.

What does the thermostat on a 2012 Chevy Cruze do?

Map-Controlled Thermostat. Includes: Gaskets and seals. A 2012 Cruze thermostat can help keep your cooling system running efficiently. Erratic changes in the reading of the temperature gauge and overheating can happen if the system can’t regulate the temperature properly.

Why does my Chevy Cruze have no heat?

If your Cruze has no heat at all, it is entirely possible that the thermostat is stuck open. When this happens, coolant constantly cycles through the engine. On very cold days, this cooling capacity is not needed, and the engine never warms up.

What are the symptoms of a bad thermostat?

1 Overheating. The most common symptom of a bad thermostat is overheating. 2 Blown Head Gasket. If your Cruze runs too long without coolant circulating through the engine, the head gasket can blow. 3 No Heat. 4 Warning Light or Temp Gauge Spiked. 5 Coolant Leak Around the Thermostat.

What kind of resistor does a Chevy Cruze use?

A 4 ohm, 100 watt rated aluminum cased resistor can handle the job. This would be tapped into one of the wires to the heater element, in series to it. Basically, the resistor will reduce the peak current flow through the heater circuit enough that it likely wont burn out again, while still allowing it to do its job.

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