Ray Dockrey

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    2014 Chevy Spark LT2

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  1. It wasn't too bad at all. Mine is a Curt hitch I got off Amazon. It tucks up behind the bumper so its pretty much hidden except for the receiver part.
  2. I have one on my 2014. I use it for my bike rack.
  3. I would find another dealership to take it too and see what they say. I would also contact GM customer care and open a case with them. The throttle system is drive by wire. There is no linkage from the pedal to the throttle body. So the drive motor on the throttle body would have to get a weird signal and activate. That is very closely monitored by the computer and will set a fault if it see's something like that happen. With no faults and no check engine light I can see where the dealership would think its a floor mat or something like that. The other issues you describe I have seen one time with mine. It was due to a battery that was going bad. Really weird stuff like that happens with modern cars when the battery fails to give the proper voltage and amps but is still strong enough to start the car.
  4. Do a search of this site using service rear vision and you will find several threads of people with the same issue. You might find some ideas there. My guess is it will require q trip to the dealer for a reflash of the system. It is possible that unhooking the battery for thirty minutes or so might cause it to reset but that I am not sure of.
  5. Actually most dealers won't add stuff like that unless its something offered through GM as an add on accessory. Take it to a stereo shop and see about adding rear speakers to it. And the days of them adding all the wiring for options not there are over. They found its cheaper to have different wiring harness' then to have one harness with everything.
  6. Manual says there is no dipstick and there is no way to check it. Some on here have said there is a dipstick located under the air filter housing and you have to remove the filter housing to get to it. I personally wouldn't worry about it.
  7. So where exactly is this dipstick at?
  8. I use the low pressure at the car wash. I just use the normal soap option and keep the wand a distance away so its a little more gentle on the wiring and connections.
  9. No if the update was to fix a recall or drive ability issue. But if enough people complain they will look at it and possibly issue a new update. Thats what happened on my 2014. They updated the CVT which caused the steel belt to slip in certain conditions and cause a terrible vibration. They then sent out a recall notice for another update to fix that issue since the slippage could cause excessive wear on the belt.
  10. My 2014 Spark is making this odd moaning sound, but not during breaking or turning.  It doesn't seem to be coming from the engine but somewhere underneath the car.  It doesn't do it very often, but maybe 1 time during my daily commute (an hour). It's not very loud, sorry of like pressure is being released.  It tends to happen while sitting at a red light.  Any thoughts?

  11. I would contact Crutchfield and ask them. They are very knowledgeable and should be able to answer all your questions.
  12. Remove the grill with a plastic pry tool and remove the screws. The speakers are mounted in plastic cans. Some aftermarket will fit in the cans and some not. My Pioneer's fit in the cans. Also, find another speaker guy.
  13. If the jerking is at real low speeds like in a parking lot its normal. You will find lots of complaints about that on here. Mine does it. The whining mine does it at times. I doubt changing the fluid would change anything. I have 75,000 miles on mine and its still going strong. Also, if it was a spark plug misfiring that would set a code and the light.
  14. Mine did it. I just bought a new remote, programmed it to the car, and then swapped the key part. I got the remote off of Ebay from a Chevy dealer for $30.
  15. The synthetic blend is what is recommended. But using full synthetic is not going to hurt anything.