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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:

Side Window Defogger Outlet Grille Replacement
Side Window Defogger Outlet Grille Replacement Callout Component Name 1 Side Window Defroster Outlet Grille (Qty:?€‰2) Procedure Use a flat bladed plastic trim tool to aid in the removal of the grille ass ...

Headlamp Aiming
Visual Aiming Preparation Procedure Note: Some state and local laws specify requirements for headlamp aim. Comply with all of these laws when performing any headlamp aiming operations. Headlamp aim should be checked: When a new headlamp capsule is installed. If ser ...

Front Floor Console Bracket Replacement
Front Floor Console Bracket Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the left front floor console extension panel. Refer to Front Floor Console Extension Replacement - Left Side. 1 ...

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