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In this video I have a look at Chevrolet Cruze that came in with a misfire complaint and an overheat complaint along with the customer concerned with a loud cooling fan. This one does not end well. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Chevy cruze: losing coolant / no external leaks?”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Walsh says:

    Why wood u say no Internal leaks

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Caron says:

    is it possible to loose coolant through the turbo into the exhaust!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DG37 says:

    Hey my antifreeze hose blew off while driving and now my car won't start, I can clearly see that some of the antifreeze sprayed into the spark plug reservoirs.. would this be the reason why the car won't start now? It turns over just fine , just never kicks on

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tahsin Hussain says:

    What do I have to remove to see the piston in ford Mondeo 2010 diesel

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jeff adams says:

    I don’t have a misfire but I do have coolant lose and can’t find a leak. I was thinking it was from air in the systems from when I replaced the water outlet and a hose and didn’t get all the air out. But I’m starting to think it’s going into the motor.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Bazinet says:

    Would that stop leak that Scotty talks about work on this leak?

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ahmed Alghamdi من كل بحر قطرة says:

    Try "Abro super seal".
    it might solve the problem without taking out the engine head.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bryan Garcia says:

    I have a Chevy cavalier and it's losing coolant too and no visible leaks. It does that and it also overheats In traffic but once I'm on the highway it's goes back to temperature.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lucian says:

    I severely regret buying my current chevy cruze and wish I could return it. Its been problems after problems.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars M lez says:

    my comment ? Dextcool is the problem…Dextcool ( Dextkill )eats this GM gaskets…it's very corrosive…

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Caron says:

    Just changed my oil cooler, cooling fan, water pump, oses, thermostat, coolant heat sensor , and still having oil in coolant and a dripping of oil. I am scared

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew Standage says:

    Man you have saved me a ton of head scratching i have been a mechanical for 30 years but I didn’t tie the low coolant to the missfire i changed plugs injectors and coil compression test the while nine yards with rhe same result keep doing your good work i really appreciate it!!!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gijerboo says:

    I recently changed the thermostat along with the coolant cause i had an overheating issue. Did a thousand kilometres and the coolant is on low in my container. I got no leaks and not oil and water mixing. Is it a failing head gasket? Thanks in advance

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Seek Truth says:

    So what is the fix for something like that? and how does the coolant make its way into the piston?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marcos Ramirez says:

    Thank you for that tip i think I know we’re i need to check out

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyler Parker says:

    So what was it how was it getting in there head gasket or?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bobl78 says:

    had this on No2 cylinder and it turned out to be a cracked head.a dozend of magic headgeasket sealants did not work so I ended up putting a used head in it… at the end it sounded that bad on some cold starts I feared it would bend a rod or crack a piston due to hydro lock… on the last few days I also go exhaust gas in the coolant under boost.. everytime I hit the throttle I heared massive bubbles rushing through the heat exchanger

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Omar Ramirez says:

    Why does my 2015 Chevy lt only overheats when I drive faster than 35mph?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Valazquez says:

    So how would you fix that us it fixable?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sharon Burridge says:

    I have a 2015 chevy cruze lt turbo and it smells like something is burning rubber, I had a anti freeze flush.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Devo says:

    Is that laptop a WIN BOOK LOL

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick says:

    How much would something like that cost to fix. I think I have that issue

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Freddy Flintstoned says:

    Hey thats cheap. Only a 50 dollar part.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Diesel Hatz says:

    I was expecting a bench of naked Europeans to appear when the steam was clearing. “Hey, Eric, put the plug in, we’re losing steam!”

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew Hall says:

    My little sisters car had that same symptom when the head gasket went. Like it was running on 3 cylinders then it cleaned out enough of the water to finally start firing.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Akadectra says:

    This is a german Opel Ecotec engine. In Germany, we say "Ecodreck" instead of "Ecotec" because it rhymes so nicely. "Dreck" means "dirt" or "Schmutz" as Eric would say 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 Greetings from Bavaria 🚘🚘

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Isaac says:

    These vehicles are such turds. But to be fair, most anything associated with GM nowadays is a turd.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephanie Lee says:

    I’m having the same problem with my 2014 Cruze ..I’ve taken it to 3 mechanics…Meinke couldn’t find a leak put dye in told me to drive for 2 days and bring it back , I did there were no visible leaks anywhere but I was out of coolant …Went to Jim Glover Chevy they replaced the water pump 3 weeks later I was out of coolant again took it back to Glover and they could not find a leak …Took it to Tate boys everything is working fine they could not find the leak either that was Monday 8/10..just went out to check my coolant and guess what No coolant!! No leaks on the ground nothing !!!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jorge fernandez says:

    Hey don't tell anybody or they will want steam cleaned pistons too. I will have to get that camera. I now have to see what happens next.😳

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars skildude says:

    The first thing I thought of was bad battery when you said it was shaking when it started. If it weren't for the coolant loss that would have been the winner.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry James says:

    Thanks! After changing a leaking water pump last month, I'm still losing coolant and can't find the leak. I also have the shaky start up and the smell of burning coolant, so now I know where to look. I take really good care of my vehicles, but I've had nothing but problems with this car (2015 Cruze LT).

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny's Auto Repair says:

    Great video thanks

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AradOnRadar says:

    What abouts would it cost to resurface head/new head gasket? Assuming there is no extreme warping?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Avery Heaney TV says:

    Blown Headgasket sounds like the problem. My 2002 Subaru Outback had 2 bad headgasket issues. One at 171k miles and one at 232,000. I noticed at time there were non visible leaks and external leaks from the coolant. Subaru are known for that problem but I rather own a Subaru than any GM product. Boy I have heard bad reps with them such as overheating issues, rotted frames and burning oil.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mohamed farah says:

    Thanks bud. I have been experiencing the exact same issue.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheCybertiger9 says:

    I wonder if this car also blows white smoke from the exhaust ? Showing the coolant being burned ?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nickolas wesely says:

    I have the coolant problem but #1 is not misfiring please help me

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Aragon says:

    I have the good old eBay special 5mm for the homegamer, it's fun to poke around my Renix Jeep XJ with it.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brandon Kahuna says:

    This isn't just a Chevy issue. They all Trash now days..chevy,ford, dodge, Toyota, Honda, Nissan… All trash. Pick your turd! The car industry in general. Buy an old vehicle and fix it up, you would be better off.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars smcliffhanger492 says:

    My wife has a 2012 Cruz with all the bells & whistles, heated leather seats etc.  143,727 miles on it and never gives her a bit of trouble. Regular service i.e. oil changes etc. according to the manual and still runs like a top. How come??

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan says:

    I need an update, head gasket? Cracked head,cracked cylinder wall?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars edac1078 says:

    I've been losing coolant, gonna have to get the scope.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Collier says:

    Typical POS EcoTec.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Autodidactic Professor says:

    Why do people buy these crappy cars?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars allstarChrisny says:

    I had a sonic,practically the same car…coolant loss

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars matt viele says:

    i cant believe how poor the newer GM cars are smh

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars דניאל אלון says:

    Dear Friends!!!!! This is a very important message. Anyone who buys a
    new car from GENERAL Motors the chance you threw your money into the
    trash is very large. In this company there is no customer service, the
    company's management does not care at all, if you have a problem or a
    malfunction, you can only pray to God there is a chance that the help
    will come faster. GM is a very dangerous company, be careful and keep
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