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Old 03-25-2016, 07:20 PM   #15
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I agree that you did little if anything to cause, and the crackerjack mechanic is wrong. I had an HHR and now have a Sonic. Both manuals simply say to run it for a few minutes before starting out and at every fuel stop for about 5 minutes to lube things up. No pumps required, no modifications. Only need to change the fluids every 72k miles. Call GM customer service and check on what vettenuts says about extended warranty.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:56 AM   #16
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you say your stuck in a small town. but why not hook it up and tow it to a better place
to repair it .you cant do any more damage to it .call around then tow it there thats
what i would do just my 2 cents
Unfortunately, it won't roll. Transaxle locked up. Would have to hire rolloff and truck it. Greensboro NC is about 65 miles away.
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First, I would never power flush a tranny. Know too many people who have failures as a result of all the particulate being disturbed inside the tranny.

I would also ask which tranny you have and the year of the HHR? There is an issue with the six speed clutch wave plate, and when it fails it does so in pieces. If that is what happened then towing was not the cause. Also, GM extended the tranny warranty to 120K miles or ten years because of this issue.
Thanks for update on the GM extended warranty, but after talking to GM, it is only the 6 speed tranny, but mine is 4 speed. Oh well! I tried. Grasping at straws. Even the Remco pump people agreed that it can be towed 4 down and that of the vast number of auto model specific lube pumps that make, they do not make one for the HHR. Not needed.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:14 AM   #18
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Unfortunately, it won't roll. Transaxle locked up. Would have to hire rolloff and truck it. Greensboro NC is about 65 miles away.
UHaul time...either tow dolly or trailer...gotta get away from the place you are for sure.
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I pulled my 2008 HHR for 6 years. Owners manual only said to have it in N when pulling. Key to ACC and a 2 AMP fuse pulled. I put a switch on the 2 AMP fuse.

Manual said nothing about running engine every day or at 200 miles.
I would go sometime up to 4 days and never start it or unhook from MH to drive.
And never had a dead battery even after 4 days of the key being at the ACC setting.

I used the Roadmaster MasterBrake air system that had no drain on the battery.

Possible the OP thought it was in N but was accidentally in D??

My present toad does need to be started and ran 5 minutes before pulling and every day.
Start the engine and allow it to run for five minutes at the beginning of each day and every six hours thereafter.
With the engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into position D and then into position R before shifting back into position N.
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Stay away from Jiffy Lube. They do NOT drop the pan and change the filter. That is probably what caused your damage. The FILTER and oil has to be changed!!
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