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#14 of 34 Need Some Advice On A 2006 Chevy Aveo
Mar 16, 2008 (6:03 pm)
I drive alot for my job, and have racked up 70k on my 2006 Chevy Aveo. My mechanical skills are about the same as a one armed blind monkey, meaning none. So, I listen to my Firestone guy, doing all the services that he recomends. I changed the timing belt at 66k. The car was idleing high afterwards, but I just thought it needed to run its course. A week later it starts misfiring and the check engine light pops on. I take it to Firestone, and that tell me that the Valve Cover gasket is bad and has forced oil into the sparkplugs. The replace it. I get new spark plugs and spark plug wires. The call me up and tell me now the ignition coil is bad. They replace that. Now, its still running high and seems to still be missing.
There was no problem like this before I took it in for a new timing belt. Could they have messed up something that has caused all of this extra problems, and how can I make them responsible for it?
Any advice would be great.
#15 of 34 Re: Need Some Advice On A 2006 Chevy Aveo [deucebigalo4]
Mar 16, 2008 (8:09 pm)
Lets see...car runs good until service work, which consists of timing belt change. Then, high idle speed.
Logic would suggest that the belt was installed improperly, probably affecting the timing by being off a tooth or so on a pulley.
By the way, a leaking valve cover gasket cannot cause oil to leak into the spark plugs. A leaking oil cover gasket will cause a loss of oil, and a real mess, but it will not cause oil leaks into the cylinders or internal engine parts. Is it possible that you mis-unerstood what he said?
My suggestion, after so many repeat trips to the same guy, is to take it somewhere else for a 2nd opinion. Looks like these guys may have done enough by now to cover their tracks, and the list of "bad"items is likely to continue to grow as long as you continue to return there.
By the way, if I remember correctly, many folks do have the water pump replaced on the Aveo at the same time they replace the timing belt, as a precaution against later water pump failure, but it isn't required, and it definately would NOT cause the issues you are having.
Good Luck !!!
#16 of 34 Re: Need Some Advice On A 2006 Chevy Aveo [deucebigalo4]
Mar 19, 2008 (6:32 pm)
I agree, it sounds like they screwed something up alright. Firestone's are usually pretty good but it probably depends on the management. I do most of my auto maintenance myself.
#17 of 34 replyto deucebigalo4
Mar 24, 2008 (7:32 am)
You sure they did not tell your seals were bad, they could leak injto the cylinder had and valve causing them to go badl
#18 of 34 Re: Need Some Advice On A 2006 Chevy Aveo [busiris]
Jul 31, 2011 (7:29 am)
The response to the issue about the leaking valve cover gasket is not true. Oil will leak from area around the spark plug tubes and get inside the tubes partially filling the spark pug tube. This happened to my daughters 2006 Aveo and I needed to replace the valve cover gasket and the "O" rings for the spark plug tubes. All the necesssary gaskets and "O" rings come in the replacement gasket set. I would suggest Felpro, they are good gaskets.
#19 of 34 Chevy Aveo 06 Trouble?
Jun 08, 2012 (3:20 pm)
#20 of 34 Chevy Aveo 06 Trouble?
Jul 18, 2009 (4:17 pm)
My check engine light came on and I went to a mechanic and they said nothing was wrong, but to check with a dealer about an EVAP code (can't remember the code). Asked the daler and they said it could be a loose gas cap, so I got a new one. The light went off for several months than came back on. Check the gas cap it seemed loose, tightened it then the light reset. Several months later it came back on, went off then now it is on again and won't go off. Got a new gas cap, nothing. And now I am having problems with acceleration, when I first drive the car it hesitates and seems to lose power, but once it gets going the car runs fine.
Today it lost power and could not accelerate, stopped turned it back on and it ran smoothly, but the light is still on. It goes off but comes back when I accelerate to quickly. Could it be a problem with voltage, or the fuel filter. I have no idea when the fuel filter was changed, had the car two years and it is reaching 60,000 miles.
Any advice would be appreciated, as I can't afford another mechanic over charging to tell me something is not wrong or fixing something I can fix myself.
#21 of 34 Possible Fix
Jul 22, 2009 (9:42 am)
My 06' Aveo did the same thing. Pop your hood. Look down at the covering for your exhaust system. There is an oxygen sensor. Give it a "tap" with a small hammer. NOT A HARD TAP! This sensor gives the same code reading and will cause the same problem. I have done this two times in 60k miles. I am told the sensor "sticks" and tapping it will fix it.
Good Luck. I hope it helps.
Aug 02, 2009 (7:03 pm)
My wife got a Chevrolet Aveo 06 1.6 and I need to know if someone can tell me where the THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR located or a diagram I can use to remove this part. Car loss total power.
#23 of 34 Re: Chevy Aveo 06 Trouble? [chevygirl6]
Jan 21, 2010 (3:29 pm)
I had the exact same thing happen to me (among other issues with this Aveo). If I'm recalling correctly, it is the PCM. It's a control module that the dealer will have to change. It worked on my car, but months later, my check engine light came on again (with no indication that anything was wrong). So I went back to the dealer and they told me that the PCM wasn't programmed properly and they'll reprogram it. They also told me that I would have to pay them $100 for this. I said that's bull#%$!!! I've had the car for less than 6 months and have been back to the dealer because of check engine lights coming on 4 or 5 times now! They ended up splitting the cost. $50. I could only imagine what it would have cost if I didn't have extended warrenty. I have a feeling they still didn't program it right, though. While I'm coasting at about 50-60km, my RPM suddenly drops and goes back up. Sometimes it's the other way around. Spikes up and then drops. Very frustrating. It sure doesn't make me feel secure in my vehicle. The whole reason I bought this car was for the safety rating and gas mileage. LOL Chevy screwed me on both of those. I only get 18mpg. Pathetic!!!!!!!