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About Chevrolet Nova

As Chevrolet's leading sedan, Chevrolet Nova, also known as Chevy II until 1969, was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division from 1962 to 1979 and New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), an automobile company jointly owned by General Motors and Toyota, between 1985 to 1988 as a compact and subcompact car. Originally introduced to compete against the Volkswagen Beetle, Nova was mainly acclaim positively and even won the Award for Engineering Excellence from Car Life Magazine. But eventually, Nova was replaced by Chevrolet Citation and Geo Prizm after being manufactured through five generations.
The fourth-generation Chevrolet Nova was produced from 1974 to 1979 in three body styles, coupe, hatchback and sedan. Built based on the X-body platform, it came in trim levels such as base and LN (Luxury Nova). Powered by engines ranging from 2.47 L I4 to 5.7 L V8, Nova got power through the 3-speed, 4-speed manual and 3-speed automatic transmissions. The most recent Nova returned in 1984 as a 1985 model. Sharing the AE82 platform with Toyota Corolla, Nova came with the base, Custom, LN, Nova SS (Super Sport) and Nova Rally trim levels. And it got two 1.6 L I4 engines rated at 74 hp and 110 hp and engines sent power through the 5-speed manual, 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmissions to the front wheels.

Chevrolet Nova Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

As an at least twenty-nine years old vehicle, it won't be strange that some problems would find Chevy Nova. And if want to have a secure and safe driving trip, you should know how to diagnose and solve these common problems on your Nova as early as possible:
First, running hot is what Chevrolet Nova drivers encounter most during driving, and it often happens when the vehicle reaches about 35,000 miles. And this is obviously a cooling system failure though, engine failure could be a conjoint consequence. At the starter, you may find leaking coolant on the ground and engine overheats a lot or stays at a high operation temperature; then the engine would have performance issues such as hard starting or inability to start, complete loss of power while accelerating, intermittent stalling, misfiring and excessive oil consumption. If the Low Coolant Light and Check Engine Light on your Nova come on, please make sure if the Nova intake manifold gasket, cooling hose, radiator hose, coolant reservoir and oil filter are working properly.
Second, the car won't shut off and the key gets stuck is definitely a transmission failure for Chevrolet Nova. It is a pity that most Nova drivers do not have enough and correct understanding of this problem and miss the prime time to solve it. Now, please focus, if there are grinding noises from underneath the vehicle, the indicator doesn't match the gear, wrong gear readings, could not remove the key from the ignition or turn the vehicle off, the vehicle starts in another gear or won't go into gear at all. And the worse situation is the vehicle suffers from difficulty shifting gears. Thus, please pay more attention to the working condition of Nova shift cable, transfer case seal, automatic transmission shifter and automatic transmission filter.
If you want to sustain your Chevy Nova for a longer time, then the routine maintenance is what you must do. Some auto parts are bound to be more vulnerable than others due to materials and harsh working conditions, routine maintenance is essential for them working properly. And in your Nova, windshield wiper or wiper blade are working to offer excellent driving visibility under adverse weather conditions such as downpours and heavy snow. But apart from it, please also add headlight, fog light, seat belt, door lock, door handle, cabin air filter and antenna to your routine maintenance list.
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