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my mom has had a similar problem on her 2010 chevrolet aveo LT but was very mild almost unnoticable. then her a/c stopped working. ive repaired the coolant system do to its wacky problems, regularly service the trany with GM's own fluid and change the oil every 4,000mls with Mobile 1 & Mobile 1 filter. i just replaced the the air filter inlet tube which was $214.89 from the dealer. i was going to recharge the a/c but the pressure gauge read 90psi & the instructions recommend a a/c diagnoses, so my little old lady mother (grandma of 3) took it to sears & sat 8hrs for the a/c. They did a diagnoses first & said they found a pin hole leak in a hose, they replaced it and recharged it, it worked a whole day then started blown hot. she went back they told her something in the system was clogged. so its a head scratcher & even since the day it was serviced the surge now is horrible and revs high to almost bogging out while driving. she had a 2000 Impala die & aveo's warranty ignored by dealer. Never buying GM again
Well, most comments I've read here involve negative experiences--go figure. The happy people aren't around cause they're out driving! I must say, for the most part I've been pretty happy with my 2007 Aveo5. Yeah, the mileage stinks for such a small car. Yeah, it collects a scratch or dent if you look at it wrongly. Yeah, it is cheaply built--heck I only paid $8400 for it (as a loss leader) new off the lot in 2007--it has treated me pretty well for the past 84,000 miles. Hard to scoff at $.10/mile transportation! I love it for parking downtown or zipping about easily. Sure, I have to explain to many kids how to manually roll the windows down and remind them to lock the doors, but they eventually figure it out. For $8400 I was glad to have all four wheels AND a spare!
There have been a few problems: door handle screws backing themselves out..., interior trim popping free here/there. Then I've had a right front strut blow out that the local repair place wanted $500 to fix (declined, it's noisy but drives fine...) And then I went car camping with my Aveo5.
I'm presuming that somewhere along the 15-20 miles of unpaved gravel roads it fell out. Or, it could have happened somewhere else along the life of the car, who knows...but the hole/mount looked clean when I checked, so this was probably recent event. The "It" is referring to the lower of the three ($8.64) trans-axle mount bolts. Now everything was still humming along nicely even though it was missing, however, after failing to avoid ONE pothole when the light was playing tricks on me, there was a pronounce THUNK and then things got bad. When ever I applied power from the engine the manual shift lurched forwards. First, Third and Reverse would not even stay in gear but for a moment to get things moving. I limped along home up/down miles more of graveled roads out of the wilderness to roll into a dealer and find that missing the support of the lower bolt, the middle bolt tore the top of the transmission clear off--it was hanging there by a single bolt & the engine. There should be no reason for one of these bolts to be missing in the first place, but it is horrific that now I have to replace the $1881.00 transaxle (dealer price for just the parts.)
Thankfully I didn't require a tow out of the wilderness, but I did have to tow it 340 miles home (thanks U-Haul!) It is sitting peacefully in my garage waiting for me to pull it apart. Sounds like I'll be doing a clutch, timing belt & strut and brakes while I'm at it...and then just before we left I get the Recall Notice about the ignition issue. UGH! Even still, I'm pretty happy with that little car...now to get to work.
Sounds like the car doesn't owe you anything at this point. But it's definitely not a good off-road vehicle---LOL! Thanks for dropping in!
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