I have been looking for another. We stock timing belt parts for most Chevrolet models including , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and. The Woody package was dropped, as was the pokey 1. I like this little survivor and its less than 20 miles away! When I stepped on the brake I saw 0 volts. When I first stared dating my Wife, her step-dad owned a 82 Chevette at the time, and on certain days she was able to drive it to school, although it was a 4 speed and was just a basic car, with a 4 banger in it, and it was white. And, unlike other subcompacts introduced in this era, the Chevette was a rear-drive model, bucking the front wheel drive trend that cars like the and were following and others that were very soon to. I then unplugged the electrical connector from the transmission vacuum switch and jumped the connector.
After all, it was either that or go shopping at the mall with the wife. This is how I troubleshot my problem. Get a new radiator built in 4 core that is approximately 50% greater square area that came with the original 229 V6. When normal cruising is encounted once more the switch engages again. At least when gas goes back up, unlike other classic American cars, the owner will still be able to afford to drive this one! After all, how often would you be loading up the family in this? You will have to use a carburetor from a non-computer 229 and non computer distributor. Chevrolet built more than 360,000 Chevettes in 1981. The automatic trans has to have the mounting ears that stick out to the side ground off.
Nevertheless, the drop in sales signaled that the Chevette was falling out of favor with small-car buyers, who were increasingly gravitating toward front-wheel-drive models -- most notably the new Ford Escort, which replaced the Chevette this year as the number-one-selling car in America. Most orders are shipped the same day. The base-level Scooter was dropped for 1984 and the T1000 was renamed 1000. Check out these reports, which include safety recalls and trouble spots. Click on pic for larger view. I found this car for sale and just had to have it. I think a road trip to Ohio is in store for me this weekend.
The diesel displaced 111-cubic-inch versus 98 for the gas engine, but output was a paltry 51. Get enough engine clearance from the crossmenber by putting a short piece of 2x4 beneath the oil pan. Dual Exhaust Manifold info: Chevette Rally 1. They were all very seldom driven, always serviced at the dealership, with usually under 20K miles at trade time. The only custom pieces were the radiator It mounted in basically the same place with an electric fan in front of the radiator, the drive shaft it had to be shortened and the steering shaft I used a double u joint for correct operation. The heater hooked directly into the 229 using new hoses for proper length.
Chevettes continued their reign as the best-selling small car in America this year, but it would lose it in 1981 with increasing new competition that made the already-outdated Chevette look even more so. Three pedals would be nice though. And think of the weight reduction! Now drill through the subframe and frame mount. Underneath the switch is a connector with a blue wire and two green wires. They were both walking in a parking lot and her husband shoved her out of the way to keep her from being hit by the car. The transmission vacuum switch is located under the plastic cover in the rear corner drivers side of the engine compartment. Have fun with this one.
All the electricals hooked up except the oil sender. Unlike the Vega and Monza, however, the Chevette was based on an existing T-body European design and also sold as the Vauxhaull Chevette in the United Kingdom, Opel Kadette in Europe, Isuzu Gemini in Japan and the Holden Gemini in Australia. Nice to see it in an article. Discard the exhaust heater control valve on the exhaust manifold. Not much changed for 1982 other than the Scooter now being available as a 5-door model, and a 5-speed manual finally became available on gas-engine models. They served their purpose at the time just like the entry level econo boxes of today.
Not only was Chevette the smallest, most fuel-efficient car ever marketed by Chevrolet, it was the lightest American car then being offered, weighing in at under a ton. You have to make this connection a slip fit with a regular muffler clamp so that you can insulate this area. Again offered in base three-door and five-door hatchbacks and the stripped-down three-door Scooter, Chevette added diesel-engined versions at midyear. Another friend, bought his first one the first year they came out, paid cash for them, drove them for a year or 2, then traded them in for new ones. It proved to be very dependable. Take the cover off and you will see a small square device with a round disk in the middle of it. My 229 had a long water pump.
Also I used the Y pipe from the original set up to connect the two sides for a single exhaust. But besides that my Wife wants to good take a look at it. Make a new frame mount for the engine by looking at this example. Melling recommends a new timing belt with every engine rebuild as well as periodic belt replacement for high mileage vehicles. Arrows denote differences between standard and h. Use the whole spindle and tie rod ends.
The rear of the Speedo was held by the plastic of the instrument cluster. The stats in this book also listed oil pressure as 40 p. I am not sure any more what kind of auto tranny I had, this measurement might change. Chevrolet Chevette Replacement Timing Belt Information Search our online timing belt catalog and find the lowest priced discount auto parts on the web. If I was in the market….