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<span><a>Engine Starting Problems </a></span> <a>Gasoline Engines </a> <a>Engine turns over, but will not start </a> <ol> <li>Check fuel level in fuel tank, add fuel if empty. </li> <li>Check BATTERY condition and state of charge. If voltage and load test below specification, charge or replace battery. </li> <li>Check battery terminal and cable condition and tightness. Clean terminals and replace damaged, worn or corroded cables. </li> <li>Check FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM. If fuel is not reaching the fuel injectors, check for a loose electrical connector or defective fuse, relay or fuel pump and replace as necessary. </li> <li>Engine may have excessive wear or mechanical damage such as low CYLINDER CRANKING PRESSURE, a broken camshaft drive system, insufficient valve clearance or bent valves. </li> <li>Check for fuel contamination such as water in the fuel. During winter months, the water may freeze and cause a fuel restriction. Adding a fuel additive may help, however the fuel system may require draining and purging with fresh fuel. </li> <li>Check for IGNITION SYSTEM <a href="http://www.freeautomechanic.com/ignition-system.html"></a> failure. Check for loose or shorted wires or damaged ignition system components. Check the SPARK PLUGS<a href="http://www.freeautomechanic.com/sparkplugs.html"></a> for excessive wear or incorrect electrode gap. If the problem is worse in wet weather, check for shorts between the spark plugs and the IGNITION COILS . </li> <li>Check the engine management system for a failed SENSOR <a href="http://www.freeautomechanic.com/car-engine-sensors.html"></a>or control module. </li></ol> <a>Engine does not turn over when attempting to start </a> <ol> <li>Check the battery state of charge and condition. If the dash lights are not visible or very dim when turning the ignition key on, the battery has either failed internally or discharged, the battery cables are loose, excessively corroded or damaged, or the alternator has failed or internally shorted, discharging the battery. Charge or replace the battery, clean or replace the battery cables, and check the alternator output. </li> <li>Check the operation of the neutral safety switch. On automatic transmission vehicles, try starting the vehicle in both Park and Neutral. On manual transmission vehicles, depress the clutch pedal and attempt to start. On some vehicles, these switches can be adjusted. Make sure the switches or wire connectors are not loose or damaged. Replace or adjust the switches as necessary. </li> <li>Check the starter motor, starter solenoid or relay, and starter motor cables and wires. Check the ground from the engine to the chassis. Make sure the wires are not loose, damaged, or corroded. If battery voltage is present at the starter relay, try using a remote starter to start the vehicle for test purposes only. Replace any damaged or corroded cables, in addition to replacing any failed components. </li> <li>Check the engine for seizure. If the engine has not been started for a long period of time, internal parts such as the rings may have rusted to the cylinder walls. The engine may have suffered internal damage, or could be hydro-locked from ingesting water. Remove the spark plugs and carefully attempt to rotate the engine using a suitable breaker bar and socket on the crankshaft pulley. If the engine is resistant to moving, or moves slightly and then binds, do not force the engine any further before determining the problem. </li></ol> <p> <br /> <p> <br /> <a>Engine stalls immediately when started </a> <ol> <li>Check the ignition switch condition and operation. The electrical contacts in the run position may be worn or damaged. Try restarting the engine with all electrical accessories in the off position. Sometimes turning the key on an off will help in emergency situations, however once the switch has shown signs of failure, it should be replaced as soon as possible. </li> <li>Check for loose, corroded, damaged or shorted wires for the ignition system and repair or replace. </li> <li>Check for manifold vacuum leaks or vacuum hose leakage and repair or replace parts as necessary. </li> <li>Measure the fuel pump delivery volume and pressure. Low fuel pump pressure can also be noticed as a lack of power when accelerating. Make sure the fuel pump lines are not restricted. The fuel pump output is not adjustable and requires fuel pump replacement to repair. </li> <li>Check the engine fuel and ignition management system. Inspect the sensor wiring and electrical connectors. A dirty, loose or damaged sensor or control module wire can simulate a failed component. </li> <li>Check the exhaust system for internal restrictions. </li></ol> <a>Starter motor spins, but does not engage </a> <ol> <li>Check the starter motor for a seized or binding pinion gear. </li> <li>Remove the flywheel inspection plate and check for a damaged ring gear. </li></ol> <a>Engine is difficult to start when cold </a> <ol> <li>Check the battery condition, battery state of charge and starter motor current draw. Replace the battery if marginal and the starter motor if the current draw is beyond specification. </li> <li>Check the battery cable condition. Clean the battery terminals and replace corroded or damaged cables. </li> <li>Check the fuel system for proper operation. A fuel pump with insufficient fuel pressure or clogged injectors should be replaced. </li> <li>Check the engine's tune-up status. Note the tune-up specifications and check for items such as severely worn spark plugs; adjust or replace as needed. On vehicles with manually adjusted valve clearances, check for tight valves and adjust to specification. </li> <li>Check for a failed coolant temperature sensor, and replace if out of specification. </li> <li>heck the operation of the engine management systems for fuel and ignition; repair or replace failed components as necessary. </li></ol> <a>Engine is difficult to start when hot </a> <ol> <li>Check the air filter and air intake system. Replace the air filter if it is dirty or contaminated. Check the fresh air intake system for restrictions or blockage. </li> <li>Check for loose or deteriorated engine grounds and clean, tighten or replace as needed. </li> <li>Check for needed maintenance. Inspect tune-up and service related items such as spark plugs and engine oil condition, and check the operation of the engine fuel and ignition management system. </li></ol>

on Jun 07, 2011 | 2009 Chevrolet Aveo


Ignition misfire, how where the sparkplug boots, they have a tendency to leak toward ground, the coil fail easy and you may need to replace that as well

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 07, 2011


is your hood popped or loose? open the hood and look at the latch to see if its broken or if its not closing the whole way when you close the hood. if everything looks good try adjusting the hieght of the bumpers which the hood sits on. don't go crazy with adjusting the bumpers.
What the problem probably is tho is a bad hood sensor. its a little button that is pressed when the hood is closed. they can go bad if someone spills fluid or they get loose. you can try to replace it then if you can see it (might need to remove some plastic)mbut i would just take it to a local shop. as long as it does close the whole way and you don't physically see the hood bouncing in the wind or open, its safe to drive.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 03, 2011


A code P0172 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* The MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor is dirty or faulty. Note: The use of "oiled" air filters can cause the MAF to become dirty if the filter is over-oiled. There is also an issue with some vehicles where the MAF sensors leak the silicone potting material used to protect the circuitry.
* There could be a vacuum leak.
* There could be a fuel pressure or delivery problem


Some possible solutions include:
* Inspect all vacuum and PCV hoses, replace if necessary
* Cleanthe MAF sensor. Consult your service manual for it's location if you need help. I find it's best to take it off and spray it with electronics cleaner or brake cleaner. Make sure you are careful not to damage the MAF sensor, and make sure it's dry before reinstalling
* Inspect fuel lines for cracks, leaks, or pinches
* Check the fuel pressure at the fuel rail
* Check the fuel injectors, they may be dirty. Use fuel injector cleaner or get them professionally cleaned/replaced.
* Check for an exhaust leak before the first oxygen sensor (this is unlikely to cause the problem, but it is possible)


Hope helps.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 29, 2011


sounds like you already need a new ignition switch

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011


if you have power to the pump but the pump is not running, check the earth.
If the earth is sound, replace the pump..

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 10, 2011


No its not a must.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


ask a local mechanic to have a look ,the description is somewhat vague

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011


Sure, it's an extra cable just inside the trunk near the fuel filler

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


Sounds like the fuel door is frozen...:) Inside your trunk or rear hatch...there should be an emergency release cable directly to the fuel door...look inside the trunk paneling...it should be visible for ease of access...hope this helps...also the owners manual should have a diagrahm of the location...

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


I uually shift into 2nd at around 10 mph 3rd at 25 4th at 33ish and 5th at 40. I get 30 mpg on a 2006 Aveo which only has a 27 mpg rating for my car. The high way is a totally different story. I dont look for gas mileage for quickness. But If you want the recomened shift points look in your manual. I learned the early shifting tric from my 01 focus. It had a shifting light. I got 33 intown mpg with that one

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 14, 2010


The dealer can show you how to reset it , many chevs have a reset button in the fuse panel

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 29, 2010


it's gotta be burnt out bulbs , because they are on the same circut as the high mount light.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 29, 2010


something is staying on while the car is off...it could be anything electronic...if you want i can show you how to find it

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010


You can buy antenna kits from auto store for as little as $8

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 02, 2010


Lighter cars tend to be hard to control especially when going around corners. I have a neon and it is the same way. When the roads are bad I use 3 X 70lb sand bags in the truck. It gives the rear end a little more stability in snow conditions.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 13, 2010


Depending on your location there are different laws for consumer protection..They may not give you a refund but replacement need to be made for free.Check with the local authorities on your rights regarding this issue.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 28, 2009


Try with key on, press gas pedal to the floor three times then turn key off & back on. This should reset it.

2009 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 09, 2009

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