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#6 of 15 Re: 2008 HHR re-start problems [jcarle1]
Sep 13, 2011 (5:19 pm)
same prob here---ill make this short n sweet.....its the POWER STEERING fuse #60 under the hood....mine keeps blowing, and car wont start-----cant figure it out either, so i keep the YELLOW #60 fuses in my glove box
#7 of 15 cranks and cranks
Sep 30, 2011 (6:59 pm)
Our 07 hhr just started this problem, keeps cranking, i turn the key back to off.
then the next time i try it might start normally, but it might also do the same keep on cranking issue.
once it starts it runs fine, really starting to worry my wife as she drives almost daily early in the morning.
#8 of 15 Re: cranks and cranks [greghall]
Oct 01, 2011 (4:41 pm)
Have you thought about changing the gas filter and geting your fuel injectors cleaned?
Might be the problem.
#9 of 15 Re: cranks and cranks [laserblue]
Oct 01, 2011 (7:41 pm)
Thanks, will try that.
#10 of 15 Re: cranks and cranks [greghall]
Nov 03, 2011 (1:24 pm)
We recently had the same type issue with my wife 2008 HHR. After going through all the normal things I checked the fuel rail with the key on as you should have pressure there with the key in the on position. Was not getting any fuel there. Lucky me the fuel pump was covered and once replaced have not had an issue. This seems to be a common problem with the HHR as I have found a ton of other sites with people talking about the same issue.
#11 of 15 my 2009 HHR is also junk
Nov 30, 2011 (10:55 am)
I bought used with 30k on it.
thank god that i am a ase certified master mechanic that has own shop.
i has now been a year that i owned this junk pile.
so far besides the noises,clanking,i replaced,brakes,rotors,tires,ignition switch,turnsignal switch,air bag light on and off,rear drums,other misc problems.
called gm corperat and they basicly told me to get lost!!!!
I will never buy or any of my customers or friend,family,to buy a gm product !!
no wonder why they are bankrupt,with service like this!!!
#12 of 15 Re: HHR suddely not starting, cranks fine, runs great [clayman999]
Dec 18, 2011 (7:11 pm)
Ive been having the same issues for 2 weeks now but the only time it does'nt crank is when it get below 45 degree's outside. If its close to 50 or above it cranks up great. I have talked to several GM mechanics and they are all stumped. The computer checks have all been without errors.
I have gone over my wife's 07 HHR with a fine tooth comb and can not find any reason for the problem .... until tonight.
I was looking thru a forum not in here and have found the same issue with a person who might have figured it out. He has an 07 as well and his mechanic installed a second ground wire from the engine block to a shock tower. His mechanic had found a ground drop in the system and once he added the extra, it went away and the car started.
This makes sense due to my checking. I was checking my current from the battery to the relay box, I was getting maximum voltage to the relays but had a slight flux in power that I blew off has a poor meter connection. Tomorrow I will be checking all the ground connections again and looking at adding an additional ground cable off the block.
#13 of 15 Re: HHR suddely not starting, cranks fine, runs great [leomos]
Feb 28, 2013 (6:16 pm)
I am having the same issues and the dealership can't seem to find a problem because it starts for them did this fix your problem?
#14 of 15 Re: HHR suddely not starting, cranks fine, runs great [lesa0120a]
Feb 28, 2013 (9:27 pm)
No, it didn't fix the problem, I gave it back to the dealership. If yours is a burgundy 07 HHR standard shift it might be the same car....