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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Driving on Wet Roads

Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always drive slower in these types of driving conditions and avoid driving through large puddles and deep‐standing or flowing water.

Warning

Wet brakes can cause crashes. They might not work as well in a quick stop and could cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle.

After driving through a large puddle of water or a car/vehicle wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally.

Flowing or rushing water creates strong forces. Driving through flowing water could cause the vehicle to be carried away. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warnings and be very cautious about trying to drive through flowing water.

Loss of Control
Skidding There are three types of skids that correspond to the vehicle's three control systems: Braking Skid — wheels are not rolling. Steering or Cornering Skid — too much speed or s ...

Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under the vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When the ve ...

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Engine Overheating
The vehicle has an indicator to warn of the engine overheating. If the decision is made not to lift the hood when this warning appears, get service help right away. See Roadside Assistance Program. If the decision is made to lift the hood, make sure the vehicle is parked on a level surface. T ...

Piston, Connecting Rod, and Bearing Removal
Install the crankshaft balancer bolt. Set the pistons 1 and 4 to TDC in direction of engine rotation. Note: Note cylinder sequence. Mark the connecting rod with the connecting rod bearing cover (1). Remove the 4 connecting rod bearing caps bol ...

Transmission Case Assemble (Gen 2)
Special Tools 3-9506289 Universal Adapter J-840733 Driver R-0007758 Holding Fixture R-0007761 Universal Handle R-0007770 Holding Fixture Adapter Plates T-9804669 Seal Installer T-0307000 Extractor and Driver Fixture For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. ...

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