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#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!!!!!!!
#24 of 34 Having the exact same problem.
Jun 08, 2012 (3:20 pm)
I have an Aveo 2006 Sedan with 80,000 miles and is past warranty. I'll try to tap the sensor with a hammer and see if that lets me get to the mechanic. I'll post later how much it costed to fix.
#25 of 34 2006 Chevy Aveo problem with oil change
Aug 29, 2012 (7:50 am)
#26 of 34 2006 Chevy Aveo problem with oil change
May 04, 2011 (11:35 am)
I just bought my 2006 Chevy Aveo, automatic with 97,000 miles on it. My boyfriend changed the oil on it for the first time since we got it today, and when he was finished, he was checking the oil level on the dipstick, however it said it was appx 2 quarts over full. So he tried to drain the 'extra' oil that the dipstick said we had, however, no oil was coming out. We tried to start the engine, and the car starts, but it started spraying oil out through the dipstick. There is excess oil in the engine, you can see it when you take the oil fill cap off, and there's a ton of smoke coming from the exhust.
Now, here's where the real fun begins..... my car will not engage when I put it in drive. It actually will start to roll backwards when you let off of the gas. Now I know I don't know a whole lot about cars, but I do know that the drivetrain should hold the car on level ground.
Any help with this would be appreciated. I know that I'm going to have to take it in for service, but I'm just trying to see what the magnitude of this is before I have someone try to take me.
#27 of 34 Re: 2006 Chevy Aveo problem with oil change [ktbear21]
May 04, 2011 (12:46 pm)
I would encourage you to take your vehicle to your local GM dealership. Please keep us posted when the issue has been taken care of.
Caron, GM Customer Service