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#56 of 159 Re: TC light on (in Park) = Hard Shifting Auto - HELP!! [redgeminipa]
Apr 23, 2006 (7:20 am)
this may not help the complete problem but these newer cars the gas cap is very fussy ,it can screw up a cars computer real bad , leaving the car running when gasing up is a no no , or starting the car before replacing gas cap ...both of these really mess things up , i'm surprised the engine light didn't come on . i'm not a certified auto tech. just my my opinion.....
#57 of 159 Re: TC light on (in Park) = Hard Shifting Auto - HELP!! [beavis]
Apr 23, 2006 (9:59 am)
Thank you for the tip, but I know that's not my problem. I was only pumping gas once when it happened. Plus, the HHR will display "check gas cap" on the driver information center instead of tripping the engine light as does earlier GM models.
Again, I truely appreciate your input ... as I'm running out of ideas. I guess I'm going to hang in there and hope for a final solution to come in the near future.
#58 of 159 Squeeky steering wheel
Apr 28, 2006 (6:21 pm)
Hi! Has anyone experienced any sudden squeeking noises coming from the steering wheel on their HHR?
Mine started doing this just out of the blue 2 days ago. It's not coming from under the hood as though it was out of power steering fluid. (my car only has 2500 miles on it)
I checked, and it is definitely an interior noise coming directly from the steering wheel.
The sound reminds me of the noise that comes from cleaning a window with Windex then wiping it off with a paper towel.
The sound has been coming and going for the past 2 days.
Does anybody have any suggestions? Thanks!
#59 of 159 Re: Squeeky steering wheel [luminalady97]
Apr 29, 2006 (11:56 am)
Not exactly sure about the squeeking noise, but are you sure your HHR was out of power steering fluid? The HHR has electric power steering ... there is no place to put power steering fluid ... there is no hydraulic pump.
I would suggest taking it to the dealer and have them check the steering column.
#60 of 159 squeeky steering wheel
Apr 30, 2006 (1:49 pm)
Ooops! I didn't do a good job explaining my problem. When I said "I checked and it is definetly..." I meant that I checked the inside of the car where the steering wheel is located to find the noise. You were right to think otherwise. My sentence read as though I checked the power steering fluid.
Thank you so much for the info about the electric power steering. That certainly explains why the noise wasn't coming from underneath the hood!
I have owned brand new Chevy's for the past 20 years, and this will be the first time I have had to return a car to the dealer for a problem so soon after purchasing it. On the other hand, my Caprice, Lumina, and Malibu, were not first-year models. Hopefully its just a computer problem....
#61 of 159 Radio off: static - Radio on: loud, crackling pop!
May 06, 2006 (5:43 pm)
If anyone has experienced this problem with their HHR, and been able to get GM to fix it properly, would you please share your victory with me at onedesertfallscomcast.net.
We bought our HHR in January. We have had it in 3 times for "radio off" static followed by loud crackling & popping immediately after turning the rasdio on. GM couldn't figure it out the 1st time. The 2nd time, they "re programmed" the radio. The 3rd time, they replaced the radio. But, the problem still exists.
Please let me know if you have the answer.
#62 of 159 Re: TC light on (in Park) = Hard Shifting Auto - HELP!! [redgeminipa]
May 08, 2006 (5:40 pm)
There are topics one other HHR boards about problems like this.. Seems the fuses in the fuse box under the hood MAY be loose, try pushing down and re-seating ALL fuses in the fuse box UNDER THE HOOD
#65 of 159 Re: TC light on (in Park) = Hard Shifting Auto - HELP!! [redgeminipa]
May 11, 2006 (7:10 am)
I have just under 3,000 miles on my HHR. It had been a demo model so had 2,000 miles when I purchased it. It has been in the shop more than I have had it out. The TC off light kept coming on. Might be sitting, might be driving down the Interstate. There seemed to be no duplication of behavior on my part that would cause it to happen. Anyhow, they reprogrammed the BCM as you mentioned. And so far, 200 miles later, it has not repeated.
But, my main problem is with the security door lock system. Sometimes when the TC-off light would come on (above problem) the doors would lock and the security door lock light would come on. Sometimes it would come on without the TC-off light. Now that the TC-off light problem is supposedly fixed, I am still experiencing the security door lock problem. They replaced the "module"? I think that is what they called it, and found themselves locked out of the vehicle with no way to turn off the security door locks. They called Chevrolet TEC help and were told that the installation instructions need updating and they needed to do step 1, step 2 and step 3. So, they ordered me a third "module" and put it in. I have now driven about 200 miles and sure enough it came on again. Was driving about 35 mph when the doors locked and the security door lock light came on for about 10 seconds. They are not going to be happy when I have to call the dealer's service department this morning to tell them it is STILL not right. Anyone else have this problem?