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#7 of 16 Re: Gurgling: [imidazol97]
May 11, 2010 (5:03 am)
I see my post didn't have the link.
This liink is about water leaking into the heater box through a cover that loses its seal. Although it's unlikely that water slushing inside the heater/ac box is causing a gurgling sound, someone else may benefit.
#8 of 16 HHR vibration at 60 mph
Jul 09, 2010 (7:54 pm)
My 2009 HHR has acquired a vibration at 60 mph -- no shimmy, not when applying brakes. Currently have about 22000 miles. I'm taking it in to a dealer next week for rotation/balancing -- any other suggestions?
#9 of 16 Re: HHR vibration at 60 mph [peegee12]
Jul 10, 2010 (6:51 am)
Keep rotating wheels per the recommended schedule. I'm guessing about 7500. It helps prevent uneven tire wear. I'd also watch for brake rotor drag due to calipers not moving freely.
#10 of 16 Re: HHR vibration at 60 mph [imidazol97]
Jul 10, 2010 (2:30 pm)
I just had my tires rotated and balanced. 24000 mi. 2LT. I experienced just a tad of steering wheel vibration between 57-60 mph. One tire was less than .25 ounce out of balance. Now it is smooth sailing. Actually somewhat impressed with ride quality of the Firestone GTA 03s. They seem to be wearing well and ride smoothly to boot. I generally buy Michelins to get a vibration free ride.
Aug 30, 2010 (11:12 am)
I just test drove a 2010 HHR and liked it very much except for the outside noise(road and air etc.) even with the raido on I could still hear the road alot.Not sure if I am over reacting or I'm just use to a quiet ride. I would like to know if anyone else noticed that?
#13 of 16 Re: HHR vibration at 60 mph [peegee12]
Jun 14, 2011 (1:18 pm)
My HHR is an 08 with 43000 mi and when I hit between 57 and 67 mph the rear end shakes. I think the shocks are bad cause it shakes on smooth rd but when I hit a bump at this speed it really vibrates. Brakes are good - just checked. Tires are balanced - just had them changed and it did it with the old set too!
#14 of 16 Re: HHR vibration at 60 mph [icehog]
Jun 20, 2011 (8:37 am)
It was one of the rear shocks. For $75 I replaced both myself with little effort. Done in 45 minutes.
#15 of 16 hhr nosie in front end
Sep 28, 2011 (3:04 pm)
does anybody have any knowledge of bumping noises in front end of the 07 hhr/ can determine if its the tranny mount or the right front strut.any options please.
#16 of 16 HHR noises - never good news
Oct 25, 2011 (4:55 pm)
In 5 years my 2006 HHR has been in the shop 16 times. Seven times to repair recurring water leaks. Four times to replace brake pads/machine rotors. Three times for sway bar links replacement/repair. Steering shaft replaced. Also broken power window, broken dome light, trim falling off, check engine light unresolved, power steering light unresolved, two signal flashers broken, speakers blown, and rear hatch repaired. The array of noises this car has made is astonishing - ticking, clunking, humming, whining, thumping, and creaking.
The latest humming/roaring noise was explained by my dealer as bad tires. I got new tires and the noise remains. Bad front wheel bearings diagnosed today at 64,000 miles. No warrantee and I'm out about $900 this time. I am so disappointed with this vehicle and for buying American made - had Toyotas all my life and never had problems like this.