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2007 Chevy HHR, 2 to 4 cranks to start, won't accelerate over 80mph


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serzggh
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Jun 21, 2016, 2:32 PM

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2007 Chevy HHR, 2 to 4 cranks to start, won't accelerate over 80mph Sign In

I took the car to my local mechanic two weeks ago. He replaced the air filter, spark plugs, and did an oil change, saying those were likely the issue.
After these repairs, I tried to start the car in front of him 5 times, finally succeeding. He tried too and said it must be the fuel pressure, but that I should drive it for a few days to see if the problem continues and if the check engine light stays lit.
It's still lit and the car still takes 2 to 4 crank attempts, failing to accelerate beyond 80 mph. At 80mph the engine makes some stalling-like noises, but continues running.
I know very little about cars, but don't want to just throw money at someone who gave mine back without knowing it still wasn't working properly. The mechanic thinks it's a fuel hose issue. Does his assessment seem likely, or are there more probable repairs I should request from them or another store?
Thank you!!


Hammer Time
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Jun 21, 2016, 2:41 PM

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Re: 2007 Chevy HHR, 2 to 4 cranks to start, won't accelerate over 80mph Sign In

The first thing you need to do is find a real mechanic. This guy is just out to get into your wallet and has no idea what he is doing. If he let you leave with a check engine light still on then he never had any intention of fixing the real problem, not that he was even capable.
What he did was general maintenance items that you may or may not have been due for.



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kev2
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Jun 21, 2016, 3:11 PM

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Re: 2007 Chevy HHR, 2 to 4 cranks to start, won't accelerate over 80mph Sign In

AGREED you SURELY need to find another mechanic.
80 mph in a HHR? really.


(This post was edited by kev2 on Jun 21, 2016, 3:37 PM)






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