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About Chevrolet Chevette

Being regarded as the early example of a "world car", Chevrolet Chevette was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division between 1975 and 1987 as a subcompact car. Originally introduced as a replacement for the ill-starred Chevrolet Vega in the United States market, Chevette was Chevrolet's entry-level subcompact vehicle and the best-selling small car in the U.S. for model years 1979 and 1980. The production of Chevette ceased in December of 1986 in the United States, and it was eventually replaced by Chevrolet Sprint in Canada and Geo Metro/Chevrolet Metro in the U.S. after being manufactured for only one generation.
Chevrolet Chevette made its debut in September 1975 as a 1975 model and was produced based on the GM T-body platform. Developed under the background of Federal CAFÉ standards, 1973 oil crisis and GM's Energy Task Force, Chevette was offered in only one body style: 3-door and 5-door hatchback. Being the lightest car marketed in the U.S., Chevette came in Rally, Woody and Scooter, CS, and S models. During its lifetime, Chevette was powered by a 1.4 L inline 4-cylinder engine, 1.6 L I4 and 1.8 L inline 4-cylinder diesel engine. And all these engines sent power through 4-speed, 5-speed manual and 3-speed Hydramatic transmissions to the rear wheels.

Chevrolet Chevette Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Boasting low cost, durability and legacy technology, Chevrolet Chevette succeeded in attracting enough buyers and it was truly a solid choice for a family car. However, as the accumulation of mileage, you still need to be prepared for these common problems on Chevette in advance:
First, loss of power ranks first among all other problems on Chevrolet Chevette according to the data collected from car repair statistics site Many Chevette drivers complained when the vehicle drove at approximately 130,000 miles, this issue will arise, which is actually an engine problem. Since once the engine starts to fail, the vehicle is on the verge of breaking down, you had better get it solve as early and soon as possible. Generally, before the engine fails completely, recognizable and simple symptoms will arise first. Once you could hear strange noises from the engine, feel a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy, vehicle suffers from starting or the Check Engine Light is activated, please inspect the Chevette MAP sensor, spark plug, air filter, oil filter, starter and engine mount immediately.
Second, in Chevrolet Chevette, suspension failure is also a very tricky problem to handle for drivers. Normally, most Chevette drivers though without much knowledge about working principle of automobiles know that once the suspension fails, the ride will be uncomfortable and unsteady. It is true but more serious is you may also get stuck in danger if this issue is left unattended. Rattling or clunking noises only bring about distraction but the intense car vibration, tilting vehicle due to uneven tire wear, unintentionally steering and loose steering wheel will result in poor handling and fatal consequences. Therefore, please make sure the Chevette shock absorber, wheel bearing, sway bar bushing, sway bar link, steering knuckle and coil spring insulator in the right order before hitting the road.
A wise Chevrolet Chevette owner will not underestimate the function of routine maintenance and even will perform it well on vulnerable auto parts. It is a fact that some auto parts of your Chevette are vulnerable and could not last as long as the vehicle could because of fragile materials and harsh working conditions, maintaining them routinely is the right way to make sure safety and comfort. Windshield wiper, wiper blade, headlight, seat belt, fog light, antenna and cabin air filter are all those vulnerable but vital auto parts, please include them in your routine maintenance list.
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