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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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SVC tire monitor came on. What does it mean and how do I fix it? Also, is it safe to drive in the meantime til its fixed?
Hi there. When the Service tire warning light is illuminated it typically indicates that there is a communication problem with the TPM sensors. However, it could also indicate a low tire pressure reading; especially when it's extremely hot or cold....
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2006 Chevrolet cobalt wont start.
These symptoms sound much like that of a failed alternator. The alternator is responsible for running all the electronics in your vehicle while the engine is running as well as charging the battery for the next startup. If the alternator...
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Engine oil ran extremely low, the oil is now back to the right level but now a clicking noise happens when I press the gas pedal
Unfortunately, this means that damage has occurred to the engine. If the engine runs low the engine parts are not lubricated and will therefore we're much quicker than if they were lubricated properly. The only way to resolve this issue...
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Seatbelt won't retract. Locked up all the way. No tension at all
From the accident the seat belts would lock due to the impact and you will need to replace both the seat belt assemblies to repair the problem. This will include the retractors and buckle assembly.
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The abs light came up suddenly in the dash. What I need to do? Is there any simple ways to fix it?
ABS refers to the Anti-lock Braking System. It is a computer controlled system that modulates the brake pressure to individual wheels if they are starting to lock up. The ABS controller is constantly monitoring the various sensors and devices in...
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I own a 2006 cobalt. I'm on the side of the road. It was running then just died. No codes.
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Started my 2009 cobalt, smelled gas looked under car and gas was pouring out, replaced pump last October. Help!!
If your vehicle is leaking fuel, it can be from a few different places. First, one of the fuel hoses could be leaking. These hoses are made of rubber and can become brittle and crack over time. Second, the metal...
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Just replaced my radiator and my car is still reaching 212 highest. And now m y ac doesn't seem to be working either.
Overheating with the AC on is generally caused by a couple of possibilities. When the AC compressor is beginning to fail, this may incur an increased load on the motor as it works harder than usual to turn a bad...
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If your oil sending unit or sensor goes bad or comes out will it cause your car to lose pressure and lose oil I have a 05 cobalt L
Any form of leaking (depending on how severe) may cause the engine to lose oil pressure. The oil pressure light will usually come on when a few things could be happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil,...
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What's the usual labor hours on a mastercylinder and slave cylinder replacement
To replace both cylinders takes roughly 8 hours. You can get an exact quote, both as to labor and parts, by using YourMechanic's on-line estimator for clutch repairs. Note that sometimes the problem is just a hydraulic leak, for example...
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Why does my car shake when I turn the a/c on?
Hi there. Shaking with the A/C on can be caused by a number of reasons. The a/c compressor puts a lot of strain on the engine because the compressor is similar to being a small engine itself. When the a/c...
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I have 2005 Chevy cobalt and it was running good then the next day I went out to crank it and wouldn't crank
If the car is starting but the problem is immediate stalling, the typical causes for such immediate stalling are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors,...
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How much to get this fuel leak repaired?
Before you can know how much it will cost to repair something you will need to have the vehicle checked to see what is leaking fuel and where it is coming from. You may have damaged a fuel line or...
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Front strut 2005 Cobalt rattles but doesn't leak, yet.
As with any car, the life expectancy depends largely on how you maintain the car, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Proper maintenance schedules are a key factor to...
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I have a 2008 Chevy Cobalt and will be replacing both CV Axle Shafts. Do I have to get an alignment after?
In short no you do not as long as the lower ball joint is taken loose and not the strut bolts. If you loosen the strut bolts then you will need an alignment.
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The motor in my 2007 2.2l ecotect chevy colbalt is no good what years of cars motors are interchangeable with
Hi Daniel. Thanks for writing in today to YourMechanic.com. In years past, swapping out a replacement engine was much easier due to the lack of computer monitored and controlled systems. Now-a-days, replacing an engine is not as flexible. We typically...
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My car doesn't start or crank but it powers on.
Hi Gail. Thanks for writing in today. This problem could be related to a fuel or ignition system component, but without completing a physical inspection, it's really difficult to provide the right direction on which one. You might want to...
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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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