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The video above shows how to check the belts on your 2009 Chevrolet HHR - if it gives more than a half inch when pressed, is cracked, frayed or appears shiny, you should change it (or have it changed) immediately. Worn belts in a HHR are one of those things that can cause a lot of problems if ignored, while typically being fairly cheap and easy to replace. Check out our parts page for coupons on new belts for your HHR!
The belts in your HHR connect your engine to many of the components you use every day such as your air conditioner, battery (via the alternator), power steering and cooling system. As such, you may experience a dead battery, difficulty steering, overheating, etc. that might be due to a worn belt, not a faulty component! If your HHR is one of those Chevrolets that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.
If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L 4 Cyl. FlexFuel
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L 4 Cyl. FlexFuel
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L 4 Cyl. FlexFuel
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L 4 Cyl. FlexFuel
Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L 4 Cyl. FlexFuel
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2009 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L 4 Cyl. FlexFuel