Car won't start unless plugged into the block heater

Asked by Jan 20, 2017 at 04:19 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Chevy aveo That  recently
stopped starting up unless it is plugged in
to the block heater ,  this has been going
on for a week now , we have had colder
days and it started up fine but lately it
won't start without it being plugged in ,
why is this and is there a filter I should
replace or something I should be replacing
it fix this problem ???? Help

4 Answers

945

The block heater should be an antifreeze heating tool only. It should have an impact, but it the engine is up to date with maintenance (sparkplugs, wires, fuel and air filters at least) maybe is just a tune-up thing.

1 people found this helpful.
945

Oh, and forgot... The 1.6L also has this IAC valve that gets stuck/faulty, can you try starting the car with a little gas? (about 10- 15% of the gas pedal pushed?)

1 people found this helpful.
86,985

Your engine heater does heat up the coolant, but also heats up the block. Tune-up as suggested, but a car will still start if it has a weak spark. Probably should have the coil pack tested at the auto parts store. The spark needs to be white in color, not orange in color, indicating a weak spark.

67,705

How cold is it? Have you been buying fuel at a different place?

Your Answer:

Aveo

Looking for a Used Aveo in your area?

CarGurus has 1,104 nationwide Aveo listings starting at $990.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Aveo Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    500
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    230
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Spark
47 Great Deals out of 6,177 listings starting at $3,987
Used Ford Focus
540 Great Deals out of 68,999 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Cobalt
45 Great Deals out of 2,586 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic
474 Great Deals out of 40,212 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla
681 Great Deals out of 60,661 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
617 Great Deals out of 52,606 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Fiesta
151 Great Deals out of 17,146 listings starting at $1,900
Used Kia Rio
53 Great Deals out of 5,335 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Yaris
31 Great Deals out of 2,310 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Accent
242 Great Deals out of 11,795 listings starting at $1,688
Used Nissan Sentra
538 Great Deals out of 46,981 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Chevrolet Aveo For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 262 listings starting at $990
2010 Chevrolet Aveo For Sale
172 listings starting at $2,599
2009 Chevrolet Aveo For Sale
209 listings starting at $1,995
2008 Chevrolet Aveo For Sale
149 listings starting at $2,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.