2004 Chevrolet Aveo Timing Replacement

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET AVEO
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 113,886 MILES
I replaced the timing kit at about 58,000, it went our before the recommended maintenance schedule is at 60,000. The question that I have is Would I have to replace it again? Or is there any recommendation to replace the kit every 60,000. The maintenance book does not say after the car goes over a 100,000.

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Adrienne
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Monday, December 30th, 2013 AT 6:45 PM

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Tiny
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JUST LIKE CHECKING YOUR RADIATOR COOLANT LEVEL AND OIL ....WEEKLY..........FOREVER AND EVER

OTHER MAINTENANCE PRACTICES ARE THE SAME WAY

TRANNY FILTER AND FLUID

TIRE ROTATION

ETC!

........TIMING BELT AT 60,000 MILES MEANS "EVERY 60,000 MILES"! FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR RIG

KEEPING ON TOP OF THIS STUFF MAY MAKE YOUR RIG LAST A LONG TIME

I'VE GOT 2 JEEPS---BOTH DAILY DRIVERS----36 AND 67 YEARS YOUNG!

I'VE USED REPAIR MANUALS TO KEEP ON TOP OF MY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2007-ford-taurus-tune-up

.......THERE'S NO SUCH OF A THING AS "OVER-MAINTAINING" YOUR RIG!

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Monday, December 30th, 2013 AT 7:53 PM
Tiny
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When the belt broke the first time you didnt bend any valves?Thats a interference engine.
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Monday, December 30th, 2013 AT 8:37 PM
Tiny
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.I READ THAT WRONG, RUNNING OVER QUICK AND THE MISSPELLING, I THOUGHT IT SAID THAT THEY HAD REPLACED IT "BEFORE IT WAS TIME TO"

. BUT STILL, IT SHOULD BE REPLACED AT THE RECOMMENDED INTERVAL

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
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I meant to say that I own a 2004 Chevy Aveo, the timing kit went out before the recommended time that is stated in the owners Manuel. The question is if my timing kit went out at 58,000, Would I have to replace the timing kit before the 60,000?
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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TO answer your question from earlier, when the timing belt went out is bent the valves, cracked the head and all the items needed to be replaced, however at the time I had extended warranty on my vehicle so that paid for all the problems that occur at that time. If this happens to my car now then I will have to pay for the full price. My vehicle is a 2004 Chevy Aveo.
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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 AT 8:14 PM
Tiny
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ROGER

YOU HAVE TWO OF US ON HERE REPLYING BACK TO YOU

I'M SURE "Saturntech9" WILL PROBABLY HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR SPECIFIC VEHICLE

HOWEVER, I (WE) MIGHT WANNA KNOW MORE SPECIFICS OF WHAT "THEY" TOLD YOU, AS TO WHAT EXACTLY FAILED

. FOR INSTANCE DID THE BELT "JUST BREAK". OR DID ANOTHER COMPONENT MAKE IT "STRIP" OR JUMP TIME. SUCH AS A TENSIONER MALFUNCTION

. REGARDLESS, WE KNOW THAT SOMEHOW YOUR CAM AND CRANK GOT OUT OF SYNC

THE "NORM" IS THE BELT, ITSELF, SHOULD LAST 60,000 MILES (I'M SURE THERE MAY BE EXCEPTIONS. LIKE POSSIBLY YOURS).I'VE SEEN LOTS OF FOLKS WHO TOTALLY IGNORE/ NEGLECT IT ON OTHER CARS, AND GO WELL OVER 100,000 MILES WITHOUT A PROBLEM

.I'VE SEEN OTHERS WHO WERE NOT SO LUCKY. AND THE EVEN LUCKIER ONES WHO DO NOT HAVE A "INTERFERENCE ENGINE" (THEY HAVE A "NON-INTERFERENCE ENGINE" THAT JUST "QUITS" WITH NO INTERNAL DAMAGE

. THIS IS SORTA THE TIME THEY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO SPEND THE MONEY ON THE NEW BELT. SAME AS THEY WOULDA AT 60,000 MILES, THE ONLY INCONVENIENCE BEING THAT IT WAS NOT AT A SHOP, WHEN IT BROKE

MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE SORTA "UP ON THINGS" WILL ONLY PURCHASE A VEHICLE WITH A NON-INTERFERENCE ENGINE (THINGS TO THINK ABOUT IN THE FUTURE)

I KNOW YOU ARE GUN SHY ABOUT THE WHOLE DEAL!

IF IT WAS PURELY "BELT FAILURE", I MIGHT CHANGE THE PUPPY AT 50,000 MILE INTERVALS. BOINK ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU, BOINK ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME. THIS MIGHT BE "WASTEFUL OF 10,000 MILES", BUT A HECK OF A LOT CHEAPER THAN SHELLING OUT THE ENGINE!

THANK GOODNESS FOR OLDER JEEPS!

YOUR TURN Alaspian OR Saturntech9

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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A member of my church has this same year and model car she bought it used and shortly after the belt broke and had the head replaced etc. Not sure how many miles were on that belt.I have done a ton of work on her car. There is one transmission mount holding the weight of the engine up and keeping the transmission from just about falling to the ground. Her mount broke and the drivers axle got ripped apart. As far as the belt goes I would change it before 60,000 miles comes around just to be on the safe side. Do the whole kit belt water pump idler tenisor etc.I would use a dayco kit or something similar gates etc.
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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 AT 8:17 AM
Tiny
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Hello Saturn-tech,

This sounds great, I will keep this in mind that with my 2004 Chevy Aveo, has came with many problems, hope that nothing goes out until February so that I can get my income tax to get the car fixed, first the timing kit and then the thermostat. Thanks for the response.
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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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What kind of problems have you had?The engine is made by daewoo
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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 AT 7:12 PM

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