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#19 of 144 Re: 2004 Chevy Aveo Grinding Vibration [angela50]
Apr 22, 2007 (2:38 am)
Does the vibration stop completely when you take your foot off the gas?
Mine is a 2004 with A/T and it makes a grinding noise and has vibration from barely rolling up to highway speed. It does this ALL the time, though, not just accelerating. My mechanic checked all the wheel bearings twice and found no problem. It started after rotating my rear tires to the front -- he says that there is excessive runout in the tires, but not the wheels.
I would have an independent mechanic check the entire suspension, axles, CV-joints and wheels to find the problem and then have the dealer fix it if you have any type of warranty with this car. Also, check for a broken motor mount.
#20 of 144 Re: 2004 Chevy Aveo Grinding Vibration [wave54]
May 12, 2007 (6:51 am)
I will tell you again the aveo is picky on the tires you choose,I purchased some very good performance tires and it has no more issues,look for a very soft tread like a snow tire.The rubber on the stock tires are to hard.
#21 of 144 Re: Occasional shifting problems....manual trans [shnail]
May 18, 2007 (5:01 am)
I was wondering the same thing. I bought a left over 2006 Aveo 5 speed manual. Trouble shifting as well. I called Chevy and they said that for the 1st 500 to 1500 miles the car is in 'training mode'. I am now at 1700 miles and all gears seem to be shifting better.
#22 of 144 aveo 07 5speed grrrrr!!!!
Dec 27, 2007 (5:37 pm)
my aveo hand 128mils on it win i bot it now it has 39006m on it not even a year
i paided $2000 for a clutch at 8800m now 31000m later i'm putting in a new clutch
for $1200 agin chevrolet say's that its my falt for it. now look i know how to drive my boss at my construstion job lats me drive the 7speed bom truck and u have to doulbe clutch it just to go from 1st to 2nd and on top of that i got the warrenty and extended warrenty but nope it my fault so y did i by this car oh ya becus the computer over the weeked say'ed i can have a ues'ed metro for $150a month so they call me in to force me into a new aveo that it will last... not!!!
#23 of 144 Re: aveo 07 5speed grrrrr!!!! [noneuno50]
Jan 25, 2008 (5:00 pm)
If you drive as well as you write, I'm sure that killing the clutch at 8,800 miles wasn't your fault. Don't see how they could have thought it was. You did mention to the dealer that it was under warranty the first time it was replaced, didn't you? Or did you take it somewhere else and get shafted for what should have been a covered repair?
#24 of 144 Re: aveo 07 5speed grrrrr!!!! [timseh]
Jan 26, 2008 (5:01 am)
I have a friend who years ago had a Hyundai Excel whose clutch went out at 70,000 or so miles. He always claimed that the car was trouble free and he didn't have any problems. Well just because he didn't have to pay for the clutch work he didn't consider it a problem and told everyone the car was basically perfect. That reminds of the stories that I am reading about Toyota owners being told by service writers that some of the warranty/non-warranty problems/defects they are having are normal wear and tear and these brain washed people except that and continue with their perceptions of Toyota quality even though they are no better than most automobiles in recent years.
#25 of 144 2004 Chevy Aveo
Feb 08, 2008 (6:37 am)
I have a 2004 Chevy Aveo and my check engine light constantly comes on. I have taken it back to the dealer time and time again and have been told there is nothing wrong with my vehicle. After a year's battle with the dealer a notice was finally given that in some models of the 2004 Aveo that there was a sensor problem in which the computer was falsely told the engine needed to be checked. The sensor was replaced, but my problem was not fixed. I have taken it back numerous times only to be told: you need more highway miles, you need to drive more, you need to burn off the coating on the spark plugs, you need to vary speeds, or simply that there is nothing wrong. Okay fine, so I drive my car on the highway and I vary my speeds; yet the check engine light still goes on. The last time it went on Wed, I drove it on the highway on Thursday and all around, and the light finally came off on Friday.
I am very disappointed with the service I have been getting. There is apparently something wrong with my car; yet, I am always treated like I am crazy. My car has become the car that cried check engine. When something seriously wrong actually does happen with the engine; I'm never going to know because the light is always on and the only response I get is to drive it more.
Yeah, thanks for that.
#26 of 144 Re: 2004 Chevy Aveo [rstrehlow]
Feb 08, 2008 (10:11 am)
I would be concerned. If the check engine light is coming on, then the computer is telling it to. If there's another dealer available to you, you might give them a shot. In either case, I'd ask the service manager to put a "co-pilot" in your car for a few days. That will collect any codes the computer is throwing that may be getting cleared before you get it back into the shop. It's entirely possible that the problem is the computer itself.
It sounds like the service department/person you're taking it to just doesn't want to bother doing anything with it. If you can't get any joy from them, don't hesitate to call GM.
#27 of 144 Re: 2004 Chevy Aveo [rstrehlow]
Feb 08, 2008 (2:33 pm)
See if the dealership will let you borrow another gas cap for a week or so....Many check engine lights come on if there is a poorly sealed/loose gas cap...It might explain the random light episodes, especially if the car is running normally.
#28 of 144 Re: 2004 Chevy Aveo [rstrehlow]
Feb 09, 2008 (4:37 am)
First off I doubt if something serious is going wrong with the engine. When the light is on is the time to get the code read to see if it shows anything. On a side note Nissan has been rumored for years to have the light go on around 100,000 just so the owner takes the car into the dealership so they can recommend different services. If you are unhappy with the service I would consult another dealer or independent shop.