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diagram for a serpentine belt

i have been unsucceesful in finding the serpentine belt route and ny diagram showing it to me

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Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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My keys are stuck in the ignition

When I turn the car off the key won't come out of the ignition. The car is in park and i tried everything to get it out. I tried turning the wheel, putting it in nutrual and then turning it off and nothing worked. I took it to Midas and one of the mechanics were able to get it out. But everytime I turn my car off i have to wiggle and mess with the shifter knob to get the key to come out. Sometimes it takes me up to 5 minutes to get it out. I don't know if i have to replace the tumbler or the entire ignition because the problem will worsen sooner or later.

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I agree with the solution regarding the fuse. However, just wanted to make a slight correction regarding which fuse within my instructions for resolution:

- On the driver's side door near the hinges locate the fuse box (its black).
- Take the fuse box top off of it
- On the fuse box top, there is a legend that identifies each fuse. Correleate the one that says "Radio/Clock" (not Clock/Radio).
- pull that one out with a needle nose pliers or preferably a fuse remover tool. If not available, drive to nearest automotive/gas station or ask a neighbor for those tools.
- pull out "Radio/Clock" fuse (it is the second fuse from the top left column in the yellow background fuse area)
- Once fuse is removed, start the car then turn car off to take key out as normal. DONE! :)

Posted on Apr 02, 2010

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P0300 code reading on Chevy aveo. Engine light

P0300 code reading on Chevy aveo. Engine light flashes and stays solid intermittently. While driving on the freeway, engine suddenly cut off. Tried to restart. Could hear the starter turning but engine would not respond. After a few minutes engine started, but engine light was still on.

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Pull out your spark plugs. Change them if dirty. There might be a problem with the fuel trim, thats causing spark plug to foul up prematurely. A stucked open EGR valve can also cause a multiple mispfire code(P0300) but then it would be accompanied by an EGR code(P402) which means excessive flow detected. Anyways if was indeed a fouled up spark plug change them as well as the air filter.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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2005 Chevy Aveo - engine light and hold lights flash

Yesterday I had my Chevy Aveo in again to find out why the lights flash. It starts when the weather gets cool 40 degrees. They reprogrammed the computer yesterday and he said it was working. This morning I warmed up the car and drove 2 blocks before it started again. When I started the car to come home they started flashing again. It didn't happen all summer. Evidently the dealership needs some help with this problem. I sure do.

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I also had the same problem, But the problem lies in the switch the actual hold switch on my aveo there is a side entry way you can pop off the one on the left will give you access to the switch. what could of happen is theres is condensation in inside the switch. then when it gets cold it freezes causing the switch to malfunction. This could happen either by spilling something on the switch or using a cleaning solvent like armorall, YOU MUST BE CAREFULL WITH ANYTHING LIQUID NEAR THE HOLD SWITCH. Also the car going from warm when you drive then cold when you park it at night. My car was in warranty and remind you I came up with is the dealership had no idea what was wrong. they reseted the computer it worked for a week then was happening again. I have knoweldge in switches/wiring so i decided to check pot the switch and open it up and sure enough there was condensation took it to dealer told them to try a new switch works perfect and going on 5 months with out problems. Replacing the switch can solve pretty much every problem that is stated here i think. Also take a look at the wiring and connections for older aveos

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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2005 Chevy Aveo LS Dashboard lights won't come on

Hi,

I just bought a 2005 Chevy Aveo LS and I noticed that at night the dashboard lights don't come on even after I have switched the headlights on. There are no lights even at the gear stick so I cannot see anything while I am driving at night in terms of which gear am i using..Whether I am in R, P, N or D.
I am not able to see the speed or anything else on the dashboard.
The lights for the clock and CD player still work properly.
Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks,
Rupen

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The problems stated above seem to be caused by SP101 (specifically contact #1) being burned and contact 3 (dash lights), and contacts 2, 4, & 5 not receiving power. SP101 is located inside the fuse box under the hood. It is a white, 20 pin connector that splices wires internally. Either replace the connector and the purple/white wire, or solder/splice the wires together and solder or crimp. I don't know if the dealer sells the splice, I'm looking into that because I need it. I don't know why this splice malfunctions and the left side (identical) doesn't. Unfortunately, this is common in the Aveo and the dealer mechanics seem to be totally clueless!

Posted on Jan 11, 2012

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reset code chevy aveo low tire pressure

turn off low pressure light

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Once the tires are correctly inflated as per the required PSI, the light should go away, if not, follow these possible solutions. We are sure one of thse will work for you:
1. Drive at a steady speed of 50 mph for 10 minutes or higher, then switch off the engine, this may get the light to stop
2. Turn the key to the ON position and then press and hold the TPMS reset button located under the steering wheel. Check the car's manual to see where it's located. Hold the button until the TPMS light blinks thrice. Crank up the engine, and the sensor shall refresh within 20 minutes
3. Inflate all four tires to their recommended pressure plus three PSI more. Then deflate them entirely and then reinflate them to the recommended PSI
4. Remove the positive wire of the battery, switch on the car, and then press and hold the horn for three seconds to discharge any power left in the vehicle. Then reconnect the battery, and the problem should be solved.

Posted on May 19, 2020

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Chevy Aveo Manual transmission fluid

I can't locate the manual trans drain plug or fill plug on my 2005 chevy aveo. It's always been pretty easy to locate on all of my other vehicles. help!

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Keith, Searched the net on this, a little confusion on this one and not a lot out there. The pan/ diff. cover has to be removed or at least loosened some to change the fluid. Check the attached link,instruction and guide, Good luck
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Manual Transmission Fluid Flush

Posted on Aug 14, 2016

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head gasket on aveo

head gasket on aveo

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Aveo 2004-2005Cylinder Head
Removal & Installation

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Coolant Engine oil Electronic Control Module (ECM) ground terminal from intake manifold Air cleaner housing Throttle cable Radiator hoses Intake manifold pressure sensor Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor Coolant temperature sensor Fuel feed line from fuel rail Intake manifold support bracket Intake manifold vacuum hoses Spark plug wires Direct Ignition Coil (DIS) and bracket Accessory drive belt Right front tire Right wheelwell splash shield Upper front timing cover Align the camshaft gear timing marks Crankshaft pulley Lower front timing belt cover Slightly loosen the water pump bolts Rotate the water pump counterclockwise to relieve the timing belt tension Remove the timing belt
  3. Support the engine with a lifting device, then remove the engine mounting bracket
  4. Remove the valve cover.
  5. While holding the intake camshaft firmly in place, remove the intake camshaft gear bolt and gear.
  6. While holding the exhaust camshaft firmly in place, remove the exhaust camshaft gear bolt and gear.
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Timing belt tensioner Idler pulley Right engine mount Rear timing belt cover Intake manifold Exhaust pipe Exhaust manifold
  8. Remove the cylinder head bolts gradually in the sequence shown and remove the cylinder head. See Figure 3.

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    Fig. Cylinder head bolt removal sequence-1.6L engine
To install:
  1. The cylinder head should be cleaned and inspected prior to installation.
  2. Lightly oil all bolt and stud bolt threads before installation.
  3. Clean all gasket mating surfaces thoroughly.
  4. Install a new head gasket on the cylinder block.
    WARNING Always use new cylinder head bolts when installing the cylinder head or damage to the engine may occur.
  5. Install the cylinder head on the cylinder block.
  6. Tighten the cylinder head bolts in reverse of the removal sequence. Tighten the 2004 cylinder head bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten an additional 70°, plus 70°, plus another 50°. Tighten 2005 bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten an additional 60°, plus 60°, plus another 10°.
  7. Install the right engine mount. Tighten the engine mount attaching bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  8. Install or connect the following:
    Intake manifold Intake manifold support bracket. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Throttle cable Surge tank coolant hose Heater hose to cylinder head Fuel feed line at the fuel rail All vacuum hoses Exhaust manifold Rear timing belt cover Timing belt tensioner. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Idler pulley. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Intake and exhaust camshaft gears. Tighten the bolts to 49 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
  9. Apply a small amount of gasket sealant to the corners of the front camshaft caps and the top of the rear camshaft cover-to-cylinder head seal.
  10. Install the valve cover using a new gasket
  11. Align the timing marks on the camshaft gears.
  12. Align the mark on the crankshaft gear with the notch at the bottom of the rear timing belt cover.
  13. Install the timing belt and rotate the water pump clockwise to apply tension to the timing belt.
  14. Tighten the water pump bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  15. Adjust the timing belt tension.
  16. Install or connect the following:
    Spark plug wires Upper and lower timing belt covers Crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm), plus an additional 30°, then another 15°. Accessory drive belt Air cleaner housing Radiator hoses Front splash shield Right front wheel Coolant temperature sensor Fuel feed line from fuel rail IAT sensor Intake manifold pressure sensor DIS coil connector Fuel injector connectors ECM ground terminal Negative battery cable
  17. Fill the engine with oil and coolant.
  18. Start the engine and check for leaks.
continue...

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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how to remove starter from a 2005 chevy aveo

how to remove starter from a 2005 chevy aveo

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Disconnect the starter electrical harness.
  4. Remove the starter ground bolt.
  5. Support the starter and remove the bolts.
  6. Remove the starter from the vehicle.

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To install:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Install the starter. Tighten the mounting bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm) on 2005 models. Tighten the solenoid nut to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
  3. Install the ground bolt and tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  4. Connect the starter electrical harness.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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My chevy aveo won't go into gear. The gear shift

My chevy aveo won't go into gear. The gear shift says you are in Drive but the car acts as if it is in park

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Most likely the shifter cable broke or became disconnected. Have someone shift the car (engine off, parking brake on) while someone else watches the transmisssion linkage to see if it moves. If it does move there is an internal transmission problem if it doesn't it is just a problem with the cable.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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