Chevrolet Sonic manuals

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Cooling System

The cooling system allows the engine to maintain the correct working temperature.

1.4L L4 Engine


1.4L L4 Engine

1. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of View) 2. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap

1.8L L4 Engine


1.8L L4 Engine

1. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of View) 2. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap

Warning

An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can cause injury. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan.

Warning

Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Do not touch them. If you do, you can be burned.

Do not run the engine if there is a leak. If you run the engine, it could lose all coolant. That could cause an engine fire, and you could be burned. Get any leak fixed before you drive the vehicle.

Caution

Using coolant other than DEX-COOL® can cause premature engine, heater core, or radiator corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant could require changing sooner. Any repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always use DEX-COOL (silicate-free) coolant in the vehicle.

How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
To inspect the engine air cleaner/ filter, remove the filter from the vehicle and lightly shake the filter to release loose dust and dirt. If the filter remains covered with dirt, a new filter is ...

Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is filled with DEX-COOL engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in the vehicle for 5 years or 240 000 km (150,000 mi), whichever occurs first. The fol ...

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Secondary Air Injection Pump Installation
Install the secondary air injection pump (1). Loosely install the secondary air injection pump nut (2) and the 2 secondary air injection pump bolts (4). Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution. Tighten the secondary air injection pump nut (2) an ...

Crankshaft Front Oil Seal Installation
Special Tools EN-6351 Mounting Sleeves For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Clean the sealing surfaces. Slide the EN-6351 sleeves  (2) protective sleeve onto the crankshaft journal. Slide the crankshaft front oil seal (1) over the protective sleev ...

Engine Oil Cooler Disassemble
Remove the oil cooler coolant inlet hose clamp (2). Remove the oil cooler coolant inlet hose (1). Remove the oil cooler coolant inlet pipe bolt (7) Remove the oil cooler coolant inlet pipe (3) and the seal ring (6). Remove the oil cooler coolant out ...

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