1. Home
  2. Advice
  3. Tags
  4. Cobalt

Showing articles & questions for topic

Related questions

I have a 2010 Chevy Cobalt that that shuts off when I put it in D/R but it starts up good . New fuel filter and oil change.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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...
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...
My two back tires are leaning in at the top.
Hi Autumn. Thank you for contacting us tonight. Just like your front end, the rear suspension must also be aligned straight and correct. If it's not aligned, it will cause additional heat build-up on either the inner or outer edge...
fuel injection service
Hi Mike. Thanks for submitting your question. Generally speaking the pricing you offered is within industry standard. However, if the check engine light returned, it's possible and quite likely that the original code may not have been resolved. I'm actually...
sputtering, jumping loss of power
The first thing to check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under...
Oil coming out exhaust
Claimed by Kevin Gainer
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...
My car always smells like gas fuel. What can be the issue?
There should be no detectable odor of gasoline from your car (apart from when you are refueling). If you are detecting a fuel odor that means there is either a leak or the air fuel ratio is very far off...
Acceleration issue with check engine and rpm issue
Hi Raven. Thanks for sending in your question today. I find it disturbing that the auto parts store recommended adding a bottle of fuel injector cleaner to resolve a misfire issue, but not unexpected from a store who sells these...
My 2007 manual cobalt is very difficult to shift in the cold.
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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...
Will the throttle body parts match
The only way to guarantee compatibility, fit, function, durability and service life, and so forth, of any vehicle part, is to buy the OEM part as vended by a GM dealer in your case. If you elect to use other...
I had spark plugs, coils replaced,
Once a vehicle is repaired, the check engine light will go out immediately (or can be commanded off after the repair) and the light will not return unless a new issue arises or if the original issue was not fully...
Heat and AC fan not working on 2007 chevy Cobalt.
You should first check the fuse labeled BCM 3 in the engine fuse box and then if it is good then check blower motor for power when system is on? If blower has power but does not turn then try...
I have a 2006 Chevy cobalt and I know that I need to replace the maf but it stoped while I was going over a speed bump
Hi Joshua. Thanks for sending in your question today. It's quite possible that the faulty mass air flow sensor is what caused the car to stall. However, it's also possible that a different fuel system or ignition timing component is...
My car starts to shake when its idling and when I give it gas and the check engine light goes on and off, car acts like it wants t
Hi Theresa. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few possible reasons why your Cobalt is having these issues. Typically the vibration and shake is caused by either a vacuum leak, engine misfire or even loose engine mounts. I...
My car has this check engine light on and won’t start, whenever the ignition key is turned their is some smoke that comes out of t
If the starting motor is turning the engine over, but the engine won't run, there is likely a fuel or ignition problem. If you see smoke, probably best not to keep trying to start it because it's possible the starter...
Does my 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt have 2 timing chains?
Hi Tiffany. Thanks for contacting us today. I think your mechanic is simply confused with the nomenclature, but there are (2) chains that comprise the timing system on a 2.2 Ecotec engine. The first is the timing chain, which is...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

Ask a question