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I'm told that I have a vacuum problem with my 2012 Cruze.

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I'm told that I have a vacuum problem with my 2012 Cruze. Can I fix this myself?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Do you mean vacuum problem with the engine?

What is your concern with the car?

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
engine vacuum problem. How can I fix myself?
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

I would perform a compression test and a cylinder leakage test.

I could be possible that the valves have carboned up, quite common, and you have weeping valves, which gives low vacuum.

What symptoms do you have, low power, hard starting etc?

How many miles has the engine done?

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

I would suggest you give the engine a dose of "upper engine cleaner".

Have done this many times, fixes a high percentage.

Gets done on every service for Subarus, they know about carbon buildup.

Regards

Gary