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What kind of tranny fluid do I need?
I would suggest consulting your owner's manual to be sure, however you should be able to use Dexron VI. If you need additional help with this, please contact YourMechanic to schedule an appointment to have one of our experts come...
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My turn signal is broken.
Hi John. The turn signal indicator is a complete unit, that has internal springs and gears to control the action of the indicator. If something internal is broken, replacing the entire housing and indicator is the solution.
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Just drove my chevy cobalt (08') from Washington state to Louisiana and back. Car did great during trip, even changed oil once in
You might need a new battery and, as well, the vehicle's charging system output should be tested. You can request a battery load test which is a standard test of battery condition. If the battery fails the load test, if...
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Car won't turn over
You should have the vehicle jump started to see if the additional supply voltage causes the engine and all the other systems to run correctly? If it does then you have a charging system failure of the alternator. If it...
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Clutch disengages halfway.
The release and engagement points should be comparable to what you had with the "original" clutch. If not, the replacement clutch is not well adjusted or the adjustment has changed since you got it back. Inasmuch as the work was...
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My car cut out really quick then tachometer stayed at zero.
This could be related to a couple of possibilities. The [instrument voltage regulator]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/instrument-voltage-regulator-replacement) regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this may cause the gauges in your dash to...
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My rpm gauge works only sometimes.
Since the engine is running okay then the computer is getting an rpm signal but the dash is not. This can be caused by a defective instrument cluster or the wiring connections and wiring to the cluster. The cluster will...
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Can I drive my car with a bad crankshaft sensor? The car still drives right but my check engine light is on because of it.
If the engine appears to function normally, as before, it is likely OK to drive it. However, if the engine starts to misfire (you would see a flashing check engine light) then it is NOT OK to drive it all...
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Car pops out of first gear but if down shift it stays in first gear anr it grinds down shifting its a 2007 chevy cobalt lt 5speed
Hi Anthony. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Popping out of gear can be caused by wear in shift forks, worn shift shaft or spring area as well as other internal transmission parts. It could also be caused by a damaged...
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I smoked my clutch two days ago. Can I still drive my car for a week?
It sounds like you may have some burnt clutch plates that may be causing the clutch slipping. Your clutch is essentially a spinning disk attached to the transmission's input shaft (the shaft that feeds power into the transmission). The disk...
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My engine light comes off whenever it decides to and has the code 335 and 336.
The Check Engine Light comes on when the controller detects a fault in a component. If the fault is intermittent, as it often is at first, and the , controller goes through a certain number of restarts without detecting the...
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I'm trying to do the clutch on my cobalt.
Hi John. Thanks for submitting your question again. We can't provide you with steps for completing this job. If I were to do it, I would - as I suggested before, believe it or not, I would buy a service...
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I'm trying to do my clutch on my car.
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us today. It can be done either way, but it's easier to complete by removing the differential. Unfortunately, we can't supply the step-by-step instructions for completing this job, so you might want to buy a...
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Check engine light came on.
Hi John. Thanks for sending in your question today. Usually, when you get the same error code shortly after making a repair, it's because the original repair did not resolve the issue. In the example of the crankshaft sensor, the...
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So I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt LS (used) with roughly 870,00 Miles. I have been driving it for about 2 months now. All of a sudden
Hi Amie. Thanks for contacting us today. A rattling noise like you have described is often caused by a loose bracket, belt or pulley. On the driver side, a power steering pulley could be the source of this noise, while...
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I'm changing my clutch.
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us today. We appreciate you contacting us to ask questions about your Cobalt's clutch, but can't stress enough how valuable the service and repair manual will be to complete this job. It will not only...
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My muffler fell off.
There are two issues with missing mufflers: the noise and the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning. Generally, it is not recommended to drive a vehicle with any missing, or deficient, exhaust system components. So, the issue is personal safety, not...
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My car cranks for extended period of time if i dont let the car power up.
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), worn spark plugs, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter), contaminated or old gasoline, a faulty throttle position sensor, the idle...
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Cylinder 3 misfiring during rain intermittently. Got worse, now CEL is flashing. Changed plugs, #3 had carbon fouling. Next steps?
If you drive the car while the engine is actively misfiring, that can damage the catalytic converter. The problem you are writing in about is likely readily repairable and thus I suggest you request a misfiring diagnostic and the responding...

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