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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Question: Our Aveo just stopped running

 

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morris7, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Fort Pierce, FL, October 20, 2012, 18:18
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Our Aveo just stopeed running we took it to a local auto part store and after they used a diagnostic machine said we need a new ECU. Can we install it ourselves or do we need to have Chevy do it. Someone said they had to align the new ECU with the car. Any ideas??

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    October 20, 2012, 18:34
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    first of all, parts stores employ parts salesman, not techs. scan tools tell you potential issues, never idnetifying bad parts.

    you need a real shop with real techs to identify the real failure.

    very expensive guess if they are wrong, which is very likely.

    Roy

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    October 21, 2012, 05:50
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    YOU SAY IT STOPPED RUNNING, IT MUST HAVE STARTED BACK UP OR YOU TOWED IT TO AUTO PARTS STORE. NO WAY TO TELL IF IT IS RUNNING OK NOW! ECU FAILURE DOESN'T "USUALLY" COME AND GO. AGREE WITH ANSWER 1 !!

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    goodguy, October 21, 2012, 06:41
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    I too agree with answer #1

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    ziptie12, October 21, 2012, 19:25
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    I too agree with #1 & #2 and also kinda -sorta think goodguys remark is on the money also , but I still can't decide if Wheaties are better than Cheerios.

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    pushrod, October 21, 2012, 19:37
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    JUST MIX THEM TOGETHER IN SOME MILK. MAN MIGHT GET A HEADACHE TRYING TO FIGURE THAT OUT.
    WELL THIS IS MOOT.

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    ziptie12, October 24, 2012, 10:06
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    I owe you a quarter!

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    pushrod, October 24, 2012, 15:15
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    No i think we are even.

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    January 21, 2013, 14:20
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    You will need Chevrolet to do it for you. And it will cost you. But first, have them run a FULL Diagnostic on the Check Engine light to see if there are any hidden codes and they can tell you what is exactly wrong with the car. Also, it might need a transmission overhaul on it as well as a good tune-up. My car did the exact same thing and it needed a tune-up and the car runs a lot better. Also the spark plugs might need to be changed too with the tune-up.

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    pushrod, January 21, 2013, 14:34
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    Dude, it has been 3 months since this question was posted, the car is prob. fixed by now!!

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