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Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 02-16-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By Conax
Oh yeah, for the difference I think you made the...

Oh yeah, for the difference I think you made the right choice, man!
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 02-16-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By Conax
To be honest I only took notice of fresh...

To be honest I only took notice of fresh drippings in the parking lot..
Was it me? :skull1:
AHHHHhhhh!
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 02-16-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By Conax
Being a long time driver of old bones (before I...

Being a long time driver of old bones (before I got the HHR) I used to sweat when I would see big spots of oil or trans fluid under the car- in parking lots.
Many's the time I drove home, parked on...
Forum: General HHR 02-11-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By Conax
I see them coming the other way on back roads...

I see them coming the other way on back roads almost nobody uses.
If I park at the store, half the time there's one next to mine when I come out.
They're everywhere. GM should make more.

They...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 02-03-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Conax
I got one at Advance Auto parts that reads them,...

I got one at Advance Auto parts that reads them, it was about $70 on sale. (I had a coupon)
It is the Actron CP9660. It lists the HHR as a chevy truck.

...
Forum: General HHR 01-24-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,309
Posted By Conax
Way back in my construction days a friend had an...

Way back in my construction days a friend had an old red beetle. It was a blast in the mudholes and dirtpiles of the sites. Bone stock it was a great dunebuggy, and a ball in the snow, too.
I loved...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 01-10-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
According to a parts joint alternator test my...

According to a parts joint alternator test my voltage regulator has gone south.
I'll be replacing the alternator Friday, hopefully this (and the new battery) will put an end to this silliness. Wish...
Forum: HHR SS 01-06-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Conax
I watch everything all the time. The coolant...

I watch everything all the time. The coolant temp definitely goes up about 5 degrees with the heater on. I suspect the flow of coolant through the system is slower since the volume of plumbing is...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 01-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
My dad and I used to spend an hour or two over a...

My dad and I used to spend an hour or two over a molten lead pan, molding rifle balls for his muzzleloaders.
Now a lead battery terminal is a cause of major concern. A human may touch this from...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 01-04-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
I replaced the weakened battery with another AC...

I replaced the weakened battery with another AC Delco.
In the process of changing it I found the odd clamping mechanism on the negative terminal had a broken doodad that wedges it tighter as the...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-19-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-19-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
..the RCDLR What is that, Don? I forgot if I...

..the RCDLR
What is that, Don? I forgot if I ever knew. ?
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-19-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
Thanks for the chart, Don. He has all the good...

Thanks for the chart, Don.
He has all the good stuff, folks. I may have a weak battery myself. I'm still watching it.
I need to have it checked for a weak/bad cell.
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-14-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Conax
hmm might need some squirrel repellant!

hmm might need some squirrel repellant!
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-14-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Conax
Good to hear they are robust enough to tolerate...

Good to hear they are robust enough to tolerate some water and ice. I always left my cars out, her car in, never bothered me.
This one, with all its low ground clearance and wire bundles up under...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-14-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Conax
That's some winter right there. I hope my HHR...

That's some winter right there. I hope my HHR can tolerate being in the snow, mine will be kicked out of its nice dry garage this year, he'll be staying out in the weather.
It's so nice to keep it...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-13-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Conax
Good job! I had a problem that was similar and...

Good job! I had a problem that was similar and cleaning the plugs up under there fixed it right up.
(It was an intermittent ESC/Trac warning) A little contact cleaner and done.
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-13-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
You seem ok to me. I ain't mad er nuthin. :smile:

You seem ok to me. I ain't mad er nuthin. :smile:
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-13-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
85 milliamps, just less than 1/10 ampere. I'm not...

85 milliamps, just less than 1/10 ampere. I'm not the one with a start problem, I just saw the same dip as the OP. My car starts like a new one, every time.
(Knock on wood)
:thumb:
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-13-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
Don (he's great!) has helped me out a lot, but...

Don (he's great!) has helped me out a lot, but those diagrams don't tell you everything, such as the normal quiescent current draw we should be seeing. When I checked mine I believe it was 85ma...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-13-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
I enjoy the torture. I have logiced out problems...

I enjoy the torture. I have logiced out problems and fixed them without doing much more than thinking it through. This little car is of the new breed of electronic robocars that I'm still not...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-13-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
On the HHR, very little. In the USAF I was a...

On the HHR, very little.
In the USAF I was a lifer weapons control system tech (Radar, Weapons release computer, lead computing optical sight and missile firing circuits) on the old F4-D Phantoms,...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-13-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
"The cheap monitor is more than likely lying to...

"The cheap monitor is more than likely lying to you."
Yeah, as long as the car works (it does, starts right up, no bells or warning lights) I don't see a big rush to start chasing gremlins. I think...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-13-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
I'm not sure, it was $156 at the shop. Funny you...

I'm not sure, it was $156 at the shop. Funny you should mention the ground terminal, I did find it loose a while back and retightened it. I may need to check it again. The terminal attachment setup...
Forum: Problems/Service/Repairs 12-13-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By Conax
My battery is the standard ACdelco, new a couple...

My battery is the standard ACdelco, new a couple months ago. I also have a volt monitor I plug into the outlet as it starts. I always see a split second drop to 10.? as it cranks.
The heavy starting...
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