Ray Dockrey

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    2014 Chevy Spark LT2

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  1. I am sure its a programming issue but Chevy considers it normal and they aren't going to fix it. Once you get used to it its really not that big of a deal. It just requires, at times, more throttle to get the RPM's up to get it moving faster. They are quirky but not a death trap. I don't pay much attention to it anymore.
  2. Unless its making a horrible noise and severe vibration when accelerating or any other time its not slipping. The second program they issued did cause a slip and that was why they issued the recall and did a third reprogram. It will still slip if you get it bound up a certain way but it doesn't happen very often.
  3. I got mine at Autozone. The local store didn't have them but the main store\hub did and I just went there and picked it up.
  4. Does it happen more often when the AC is on? Mine does this when the AC is on. Its not slipping. Its just the nature of the CVT when the engine has a load on it from the AC.
  5. Is this a manual trans or the CVT? I have the CVT and other then the weird shifting behavior i have had zero issues.
  6. Open the glovebox, squeeze the sides so it falls down out of the way. The access panel is right behind it. Remove it and slide the filter out. To remove the access panel I believe there are tabs that you squeeze and it comes out. Its been a while since I have changed mine out. Here you go, I found a video showing how.
  7. Did they tell you what the code number was? It should be something like P0XXXX where the x's represent numbers.
  8. The 2013 had a different transmission. The 2013 had a conventional 4 speed auto then in 2014 they switched to the CVT.
  9. When you Google that part number it comes up under one listing as for a 2012 and other listings for 2013-2015 but they are Chinese knock offs. If you search Ebay for 2014 Spark coolant tank they all come up with your original part number and most are from a dealer or a GM supplier.
  10. The problem is throwing parts at an issue isn't cheap either. The Spark doesn't use a conventional thermostat so its more costly then the old style $5 ones. It could be a thermostat, clogged radiator, fan issue, clogged hose somewhere, or various other things. You said the check engine light came on. What code is it showing? Autozone will read the codes for you for free so that would be the place to start.
  11. If I remember right some of the 13's had issues with the re-circulation flap opening and closing repeatedly making a knocking sound. That flap sits right behind the glovebox. As far as the coolant loss I agree with Tozzi that its probably the coolant tank.
  12. Blower speed has nothing to do with this. If the blower is on and you have the AC button pushed then the AC is fully working. Same with the defroster. It does cycle on and off but its not variable. The AC compressor is either on or off. If you have the fan turned down low thinking you arent taxing the system then you are just sweating for nothing. Plus this is hard on the blower motor resistor as it builds much more heat on the lower speeds. My bet is that the AC is causing your issues. Mine does something similar. You just have to learn to deal with it.
  13. MPG

    How are you figuring your mileage? Are you going by what the computer says or are you figuring it yourself.
  14. The Spark doesn't use a conventional thermostat. Its electronic so be prepared that they aren't cheap like a normal thermostat. Plus like Mr. tozzi said it could be in the harness somewhere or a failure elsewhere.
  15. The Spark uses 4" speakers in the front and 4x6" in the back. Those 4" ones you linked to may work even though Amazon says they won't when i look at your link. The covers just pop off. Use a plastic pry tool and get under the edge of it and pry them off. I replaced all four of mine with Pioneers. Unfortunately you won't see much increase in bass. The speakers are just too little to produce any bass. You will need a subwoofer for that. I installed one in mine and it makes a huge difference.