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  1. Gen 1 Axle replacement

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    My driver's side front axle was bad. It was clicking on right hand turns and it was clear that grease had been lost. I didn't see any posts mentioning DIY axle replacement so I thought I would post a few things. I purchased an after market axle from It was much cheaper than an...
  2. DIY Repair after Total Loss?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hello, I recently totaled my 2013 Volt (not my fault). Most of the damage is up front, and it doesn't appear to be too deep - radiators will need to be replaced, etc. Charger module got scuffed, but it's probably fine. Steering wheel and knee airbags deployed. It looks like most of the...
  3. DIY Volt Engine maintenance?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I recently got a repair quote from the Dealership. My 2 and 4 cylinders are misfiring. Needs new coil pack and the throttle body cleaned with new sparkplugs. My question is: How does one start and stop the engine on demand while it sitting in the garage? Is there a switch you can...
  4. Charging 2013 Chevy Volt with no ground

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hello, I lease a 2013 chevy volt and I love it. I have moved to an apartment complex and they have one outlet and I have worked out a deal to use their outlet for a fixed monthly fee. It is a three pronged outlet, but I found out that a ground wire has not been run to the outlet and this...
  5. Blink residential charger...connection questions?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hey all-- Lovin' my 2013 Volt, but am looking into getting a 240V charger in the garage. Bosch (formerly SPX) came out and did an install estimate that basically required upgrading my panel from a 150A to a 200A (new panel, permit, labor to re-wire), but included the Blink residential charger...
  6. DIY section needed ASAP

    GM-VOLT.COM Site Suggestions
    I just stumbled across a brilliant post by Joule Thief, which means that when I get my Volt I can set up my own 240V charge station for under $200 (plus maybe $60 to get an electrician to do the final connection, I think given our building codes around here). But I suspect there are a LOT of...
  7. Built a 70A PORTABLE EVSE for under $600!

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Just wanted to tell you all that you do have an option other than buying an EVSE: Build one! I used the OpenEVSE platform to build this 70A (yes that's 70 AMPS) EVSE! Note that the EVSE is currently configured for 30A since I could not find 80A fuses that would fit inside my enclosure, and I am...
  8. Low Cost DIY SPX L2 EVSE Plug-In Install "Sharing Dryer Outlet" - Instructions & Pics

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Low Cost DIY SPX L2 EVSE Plug-In Install "Sharing Dryer Outlet" - Instructions & Pics Ok, if you’ve followed my other threads you know last weekend I picked up my Volt and also installed my SPX Power Xpress L2 EVSE. My install took about 3hrs and cost me $182 in parts. I could have done it...