Some 2004-07 Chevrolet Aveo models with 1.6L engines may develop an oil leak from the front portion of the engine.
Before doing anything, check the VIN breakpoint of the vehicle. If it's before 7B797296, chances are the fiber oil pump gasket has sprung a leak.
A new-design, metal reinforced gasket, Part No. 90573301, is now available to eliminate the leakage complaint.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].