Just bought 2008 CHEVY AVEO with 111,700 miles,auto trans .base model with AC. FOR $1,100 . Looks like no maintenance done except oil changes ,tires and brakes. Driver door and front left fender has been changed due to wreck and I NEED TO GET ORIGINAL LOCKSET IN DRIVERS DOOR ( Pease Advise). It had 8 codes and the AIRBAG LIGHT on, hopefully I can remedy.
Items I need to do.
TIMING BELT (ORIGINAL, will replace water pump, idler and camshaft front seals while in there)
CAMSHAFT POSITIONING SENSOR ( one of the codes)
VALVE COVER GASKET (LEAKING AND SPARKPLUG insert holes full of oil)
SPARK PLUGS (ORIGINAL)
SPARK PLUG / IGNITION COIL ( ORIGINAL just for added insurance)
PLUG WIRES ( ORIGINAL- one broken, one was just probably touching plug clip but broken)
AIR INTAKE FILTER ( "VERY" DIRTY)
UPPER and LOWER RADIATOR HOSES (SWOLLEN)
NEW COOLANT RESIVIOR ( caked on junk ,dirty, "SIMPLY NASTY ),
FLUSH COOLING SYSTEM. ( very contaminated, a lot of brown rusty water and cruddy lumpy junk)
THERMOSTAT ( WHY NOT when changing hoses and cleaning)
CLEAN ENGINE BAY ( ALL cars i have "WILL" have a clean engine bay.)
NEW IN CABIN AIR FILTER.
NEAR FUTURE ITEMS;
FLUSH TRANSMISSION AND CHANGE FILTER, CHANGE BRAKE FLUID, CHANGE POWER STEERING FLUID,
DEEP CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT.
LOOK FOR WORN SUSPENSION PARTS ( seems ok for now)
Then fix little dings
START MODS.!!!!!! A MUST. IS. ADDING CRUISE CONTROL!!!!!!!!!!! Looking to make it a quieter and smoother car to drive.
I like to see how many miles I can get out of my cars.
Pics to come.
2006 Chevy aveo hatch with 170,000 miles for 1,000$... I've replaced the rotors and brakes, valve cover gasket, plugs and wires(oil was leaking into plug wells), tie rod ends. Air intake duct(ripped in half), all vaccum hoses because I always do with high mileage used vehicles, transmission cooler hoses both were leaking, new radiator/ and lower hose, PCV valve because I broke mine screwing in back in, about to replace timing belt/pulleys/and water pump. I haven't had it long but when I got it these probelms were already there it wasnt neglected just the normal maintenance wasnt cared about good running car no doubt... but now I have a rpm fluctuation when going down hill while cruising and a slight jerking when going up hill (feels like a misfire or back fire kinda) but there is no check engine light at all I cant figure out what it is