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Chevrolet Cruze YouTube videos go hand in hand with our updated manual!

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Are you wondering how to change a headlight bulb on a Chevrolet Cruze? Maybe you're looking for information on how to fit new brake pads to the Cruze? Relax. Haynes can show you how to take care of your Chevy with our full free video tutorials (no sign-ups or subscriptions required) and online or print manualsnow updated to cover the 2011 thru 2019 model years.

Haynes’ YouTube Chevrolet Cruze playlist includes 21 FREE videos that show you:

  • How to replace the alternator 
  • How to service the auto transmission fluid
  • How to fit a new battery
  • How to replace the cabin filter
  • How to change the rear brake pads
  • How to fit front brake pads
  • How to replace the coolant
  • How to swap out the driveaxle
  • How to renew the engine oil and filter
  • How to check the fluid levels
  • How to swap out a front strut
  • How to fit a new fuel pump
  • How to replace the headlamp bulbs (shown below)
  • How to fit a new oxygen sensor
  • How to change the rear shocks
  • How to replace the spark plugs
  • How to replace the starter motor
  • How to fit a water pump
  • How to change the thermostat
  • How to replace the tail light bulbs
  • How to replace the wiper blades
Cruze servicing guide

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Chevrolet Cruze, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Cruze sedan with the 1.4 and 1.8 liter gasoline engines.

We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 700 photos, will help you get the job done right.

Regular servicing and maintenance of your Chevy Cruze can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive. 

This video shows you how to change the headlamp bulbs on a Chevy Cruze

Buyer’s guide: the Chevrolet Cruze story

The Chevy Cruze was available in a sedan body style and with transversely mounted four-cylinder engines.  

All models are equipped with an electronically controlled Sequential Fuel Injection (SFI) system. The 1.4L four-cylinder DOHC engine is turbocharged, while the 1.8L engine is normally aspirated. 

The engine transmits power to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual transaxle or a six-speed automatic transaxle, via independent driveaxles.  

The front suspension is a MacPherson strut design. The rear suspension employs two arms connected by a stamped-steel axle that pivots on bushings on the underbody, a Watts linkage, and a shock absorber and coil spring at the rear of each arm.  

The rack-and-pinion steering unit is mounted behind the engine on the front suspension subframe, and is power-assisted on all models by an electric speed-proportional power-steering system.  

All models are equipped with power-assisted front disc and rear disc or drum brakes, with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as standard equipment.