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by leppard3
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Chevy Volt Forum
Topic: erratic check engine coming up occasionally
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: erratic check engine coming up occasionally

Buy yourself a cheap code reader, I got one from Harbor Freight for about $35. Works just fine.
Or any auto parts store will try to read a code for free such as Autozone. See if there is a code stored and if so, do a search online to see what the code means.
Thats my suggestion.
by leppard3
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chevy Volt Forum
Topic: 98 chevy volts light on?
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: 98 chevy volts light on?

Sounds like a bad battery to me. The fact that you had it jump started because it was dead, then you drove to work and it started (slowly) after work tells me the alternator is working. If you have a meter you can check the battery voltage when the car is off, then again with it running (if it start...
by leppard3
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chevy Volt Forum
Topic: Speed Bumps and Tire Pressure Monitor System
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

Re: Speed Bumps and Tire Pressure Monitor System

Just like the other guy who posted he has had to replace 3 flat tires on his Volt that were unrepairable, I see NO WAY your issue or his can be Volt specific. Tires are tires, they don't care if they are on a Volt or a Corvette. Obviously you know that as the temperature cools the pressure in the ti...
by leppard3
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chevy Volt Forum
Topic: Chevy Volt tires issue
Replies: 6
Views: 10813

Re: Chevy Volt tires issue

Not sure where you drive to get so many flats, that's odd right off the bat. I have not had a flat on my Volt yet, so I really can't say, but I see no way possible that the make and model have anything to do if a tire is repairable or needs to be replaced ?????? If I get a nail in a tire on my Volt,...
by leppard3
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Service High Voltage Charging Message
Replies: 5
Views: 4124

Re: Service High Voltage Charging Message

Hey Steve, I have a 2011, had the Service High Voltage system light come on back in September. After research, the biggest cause of this light is low battery coolant level, even if it is just ever so slightly low, it will cause the warning. That being said, that was not why my light was on. The deal...
by leppard3
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Leave plugged in when not charging?
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Re: Leave plugged in when not charging?

It is recommended that you do leave the car plugged in even after it is fully charged. Even when the car is just sitting, it will maintain the battery temperature at the predetermined set temperature range. If it remains plugged in ,it will use external power to maintain battery temperature, if you ...
by leppard3
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

Re: New member

Welcome to the board. I also have a 2011, just about to turn 100,000 miles. My lifetime MPG is over 85. If you have any questions, let me know.
by leppard3
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chevy Volt Forum
Topic: Go Figure
Replies: 2
Views: 2158

Re: Go Figure

This is just a guess, but I know for a fact that the battery is only designed to use about 65% capacity. Meaning that it will only charge to 80% full and switch from electric to gas when the charge drops to 15%. (I don't know the actual numbers, but again I do know it uses nowhere near full capacity...
by leppard3
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Cost vs amps
Replies: 1
Views: 1684

Re: Cost vs amps

Theoretically the cost difference should be very minimal. It still takes the same amount of kwh to charge no matter 8 amps or 12 amps, I would guess it would cost less on 12 amps due to slightly faster charge time therefore less heat loss, just a guess though. That being said, when I bought my 2011 ...
by leppard3
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Scheduling Charging session
Replies: 2
Views: 4083

Re: Scheduling Charging session

My Volt is a 2011 and It allows setting a schedule for charging. In fact, my electric company has different "OFF PEAK" hours for summer and winter and I was able to program my Volt for this exact situation. So I do not need to change my schedule when my rates change. I'm sure it's in your ...

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