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#9 of 73 Re: How to change spark plugs on 2009 Chevy Aveo LS Sedan? [ecotec2009]
Apr 07, 2012 (3:26 pm)
I would like to answer your question on how to change spark plugs on a 2009 chevy aveo...
There is a eco-tec cover on the top of the motor, it easily comes off if you pull it up on the right side.
You will see a gray-ish cover (this is your coil pack, Ill abbreviate this as CP from here on) with two torx bolts, you can take it off using torx-bits. The next step is a bit tricky. On the left side of the CP there is an electrical connector that you need to take off. Its easy. There is a clip you can insert a flat head screwdriver into and pull off (i think its purple) do not remove, it just pulls out a few millimeters. Then there is a clip you can push down with your thumb and pull off the connector.
Once you have done this, you can pull of your CP and expose your spark plugs. You will need a ratchet, long extension and a screwdriver socket.
I like to do one spark plug at a time.
Now put your new spark plugs in. It is good practice to put a nice coat of a quality anti seize on the threads of your new spark plugs. Be careful tho, this stuff can be messy.
Once you have put in all new spark plus, its time to put your coil pack back on. Its good practice to put dielectric grease on the tips of the coils that attach to your spark plugs. This will aid in removal next time you have to do spark plugs. Put the connector back on the CP. Clip the connector on then push the purple safety tab back on. Screw the CP on with the torx bolts. These don't need to be super tight, just an 1/8th of a turn past snug. put your eco-tec cover back on and you are in business!
Hope this helps. If any errors are found in this posting please let me be aware.
If you need clarification on anything, send me a message.
And good luck!
#10 of 73 2009 Aveo recall then it does not have any power
May 27, 2012 (10:10 pm)
I had one coil pack replaced 3 months ago. I got the letter about the recall and took it in to have it worked on. After they replaced the plugs & boots and told it was done it had no power, I did not even get off of the lot. They said the canshaft actuator solenoid valve filers were plugged and it was almost $100. labor $89. and shop parts $4.90. So how is it this just happened when they were working on it? It was running just fine and had never done this before. Thanks
#11 of 73 2009 Chevy Aveo LS Timing Belt Questions/Concerns
Aug 25, 2012 (4:14 pm)
#12 of 73 2009 Chevy Aveo LS Timing Belt Questions/Concerns
Nov 06, 2011 (12:44 pm)
Would like input from any other owners of 2009 Chevy Aveo's, particulary LS manual models in regards to the timing belt or "serpentine belt".
I noticed manual states to change it out at 100,000 miles.
1) Has anyone on here already had to change the belt out yet and if so at how many miles?
2) What name brand or type of belt did you replace it with, style, name, brand, price?
3) Has anyone on here had the timing belt break on them yet and have to be replaced and did it ruin the engine or any other parts or cause any other problems or expensive repairs?
I have not had any problems yet and have over 70,000 miles on mine after almost 3 years driving mostly highway at 55-65 mph and with manual transmission. But it is coming up here in next 12-24 months when I will be approaching 100,000 miles and wanted to be proactive on this issue since I have read on this forum where a lot of 2004-2008 owners seemed to have lot of issues with their timing belts breaking before 50,000 miles or less and then totally ruining their engines severely.
#14 of 73 Re: 2009 Chevy Aveo LS Timing Belt Questions/Concerns [ecotec2009]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 15, 2011 (7:01 am)
You really probably should have it at least inspected. If the timing belt breaks while you're driving, it will just snap and leave you stranded, and may damage other parts in the process. You WON'T have any problems with it, until it breaks. Any qualified mechanic can look at it and see if it's showing signs of wear. It's one of those maintenance items that just isn't worth skipping.
#15 of 73 Re: 2009 Chevy Aveo LS Timing Belt Questions/Concerns [ecotec2009]
Aug 25, 2012 (4:14 pm)
2009 and newer models have a revise engine in them. Models before 2009 had many problems with timimg belts because the belt ran everything. but the new engine have a service belt. that leaves the timing belt for what it meant to do.
#16 of 73 Wind noise on 2009 Aveo sedan, 5 spd.
Sep 14, 2012 (3:17 pm)
#17 of 73 Wind noise on 2009 Aveo sedan, 5 spd.
Dec 12, 2009 (9:50 pm)
While driving between 55-70 mph into a 20-30 mph wind, I get a high pitch squeal or wind noise and it seems to be coming from either side on the front part of the front doors. Anyone had this problem or know how to solve the problem?? The dealer acts like they have never heard of the problem before. By the way, I am getting between 31-34 miles/gal. depending on how much city driving is involved.
#18 of 73 Re: Wind noise on 2009 Aveo sedan, 5 spd. [bvh3]
Dec 13, 2009 (8:04 pm)
i've read on other post it's our radio antenna????????