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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: New Vehicle Break-In

Notice:

The vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines:

  • Do not drive at any one constant speed, fast or slow, for the first 805 km (500 mi). Do not make full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle.
  • Avoid making hard stops for the first 322 km (200 mi) or so. During this time the new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings.

Following break-in, engine speed and load can be gradually increased.

Jump Starting
For more information about the vehicle battery, see Battery. If the battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following step ...

Starting System Description and Operation
The starter motors are non-repairable starter motors. They have pole pieces that are arranged around the armature. Both solenoid windings are energized. The pull-in winding circuit is completed to ...

Other materials:

Front Side Door Window Weatherstrip Replacement
Front Side Door Window Weatherstrip Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Remove front side door trim panel. Refer to Front Side Door Trim Replacement. Remove the outside rearview mirror. Refer to Outs ...

Supplemental Inflatable Restraint System Description and Operation
SIR System Overview The supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system supplements the protection offered by the seat belts. The SIR system contains an inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), air bags, seat belt pretensioners (anchor and retractor), and impact sen ...

Body Control Module Programming and Setup
Note: DO NOT program a control module unless directed to by a service procedure or a service bulletin. If the control module is not properly configured with the correct calibration software, the control module will not control all of the vehicle features properly. Ensure th ...

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