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General Motors brand, Chevrolet model compact vehicle, produced from 2004-2010 (still in production in Brazil).

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Manual trans/ high rev in all gears power not transferring HELPPPP!

Starting at the beginning, I thought I had a bad wheel bearing on the front driver side, once I replaced my wheel hub, sound was still there. Was advised maybe the culprit is a bearing within the ...
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Door speakers rain damage

I recently installed new front door speakers in my 2009 Cobalt, and they've sounded great until a rainstorm we had yesterday. Now, they are much quieter (when I fade the audio all the way to the rear, ...
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Trying to put a 2010 Chevy cobalt 2.2 motor in a 2006 HHR

Everything seems to line up except the head or cams are different so you would think change the wiring harnesses but the plug that goes in the fuse box so is there a fix
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2010 Chevy Cobalt electrical issues?

I have a 2010 Chevy Cobalt that I am suspicious is having electrical issues. Here is the order of things I noticed happening The turn signals stopped auto canceling, meaning that after making a turn ...
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radiator removed – is it still possible to flush system?

I'm replacing radiator and a/c condenser on my car. After hitting a deer, they both bent inward and most of the coolant leaked out of the car. I got both of them off the car and realized I forgot to ...
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replacing A/C condenser – without having to drain R134a refrigerant?

The vehicle (Chevy Cobalt 2009) ran over a deer and bent inward the radiator and A/C condenser. I'm going to replace both, however I'm wondering if it's possible to replace the condenser without ...
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Passenger front blinker, rear blinker & brake, and middle brake lights all out

I've got a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The passenger front blinker, passenger rear blinker & brake light, and the middle brake light are all out. The hazard lights also do not work on the passenger ...
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2006 Chevy Cobalt AC pulley seized?

In my 2006 Chevy Cobalt 2.2liter Ecotech, the serpentine belt broke. I went out and bought a new one and didn't check the pulleys prior to putting the new one on. I haven't changed the belt before and ...
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2008 Chevy Cobalts engine light came on, rpms fluctuates/ stalls, and rpm needle shows zero

My car is a 2008 Chevy Cobalt (standard). I was driving my car the other day and I felt a slight chug, so instinctively I just shifts down a gear and went on my way. The next day it did the same thing,...
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I have a 2008 cobalt that won’t start

I hook up the battery and the stereo comes on . When trying to start the car the accessories come on as they should then I turn the key further to start and nothing happens . I take out the keys and ...
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Battery is dead in my trunk and I can’t get to it [duplicate]

I got a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt and my battery is dead. The battery is in the trunk. I tried pushing the trunk release button and it doesn’t work. I don’t have a key to my trunk or I’d obviously use ...
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'steering kickback'

'07 cobalt, 60K miles. No ABS or Traction Control. Electric power steering. Doing slow turns in a parking lot, with mixed snow/ice/dry pavement, the steering wheel jumps around. Not a lot, but ...
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2008 Chevy cobalt starting problems

So the car was having trouble starting for the longest time. Put the key in the ignition turn and get a single click with no start. After a few tries it usually starts right up. Car slowly died while ...
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Alternator going bad twice after five months

Hello I have a Chevy Cobalt LS 4 door. The alternator went out in July 2016. It was replaced and went out again in January 2017. It was replaced. Now it is going bad again started in May and finally ...
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broken serpentine belt, 2007 Chevy Cobalt

My Cobalt has been sitting, not started for about 2 months. Went to start it today and started to smoke and the belt squealed. I stopped the car and opened the hood and the belt was broken. Ant idea'...
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Whirring Sound in the Engine Bay

So my cobalt LS 2006 has about ~100K miles. Today, literally two hours ago it started making a whirring not whining noise kinda sounds like a vacuum clear sound, its a very faint noise. The noise ...
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Raw Engine Noise

I have a cobalt LS 2006 model at about 100,600 miles. Around December of 2016 my cars engine start up sound became more raw. In response i had the oil and coolant changed out, but it did not revert ...
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2006 Chev Cobalt Wont go forward

My 2006 Chev Cobalt will go in reverse but not forward. Any thoughts? Backed it in driveway on a Friday, got in Saturday Morning and it wouldnt go.
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Determine Chevrolet Cobalt Year

I know this is a pretty basic question, but I'm not very used to working on cars: my specialty is small motors and tractors. My brother left his Chevrolet Cobalt with me for repairs on the electrical ...
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'07 Cobalt Steering Intermediate Shaft Boot Installation

I'm replacing the intermediate shaft (and the rack, for that matter) on an '07 Cobalt. I'm having great difficulty getting the shaft boot to seat into the opening in the firewall. The boot has a '...
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rapid driveline clanging on ice

('07 Cobalt; 50K miles; NO ABS, no traction control, no limited slip) First winter storm for this car. When accelerating or braking on poorly-plowed road (so, slush/ice/some pavement), I got a ...
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Electrical Issues — possible alternator

I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt. Recently, I have have been having issues of an electrical nature possibly tied into the alternator. I had the battery changed out July 2016. Often times when I start the ...
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Clicking brakes after wheel bearing replacement

I have a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS. I just did a wheel bearing/ hub replacement on the front passenger wheel because the old one was shot but now I have a new problem. There is a clicking sound ...
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Rumbling noise when going slow or stopped

Just some preliminary information on the car: Chevrolet Cobalt 2005 260k km milage supposedly the engine was 'rebuilt' after 160k The problem: A rumbling noise (rough noise, much like an motorcycle ...
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Unable to redirect airflow from floor to defroster, etc.in 2006 Cobalt

I replaced the heater / AC control module, but the airflow deflector still doesn't change. It is stuck on floor. It sounds like the module is trying to change, but nothing happens.
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ENG PWR REDUCED 2009 Chevy Cobalt LS

I have a 2009 Chevy Cobalt bought used a year ago from a dealership near me. It has about 81,000 miles on it and just recently started messing up. My coolant temp will start heating up to about 200F-...
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Remote will not always unlock car plus cannot insert key into ignition? [closed]

Remote will not always lock & unlock car doors + key will not turn in power ignition. I did have it changed twice plus replaced remote battery twice 06
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Chevy Cobalt key stuck in ignition, battery dead

I've got Chevy Cobalt 2007 with key stuck in ignition and dead battery. The battery is located in the trunk. The trunk could be opened either using the button (oh no, cannot do that because the ...
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Switched battery terminals when installing, 2008 Chevy Cobalt

2008 Chevy Cobalt LS I was installing a charged battery and accidentally put the positive wire on the negative terminal and then as soon as I touched the negative wire to the positive terminal I ...
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Replace 2009 Cobalt LNF Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor and Shroud

How difficult is it to replace the fuel tank pressure sensor and shroud on a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt (LNF/SS)? The shop just quoted me over $200 for this. From what I can tell, the parts should be ...
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2007 chevy cobalt reduced engine power

I have a 2007 Chevy cobalt that shows a reduced engine power error. The problem is sporadic sometimes it will run like a sewing machine and other days it will show the error and shake like it is about ...
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Why is my Chevy 2008 Cobalt not acting as though it's getting enough fuel and reading “cylinder 4 misfire?”

I have a Chevrolet 2008 Cobalt (LS) that I've had for about 7 years. No sooner do I have this thing payed off, when it starts giving me the following problem (I've never had any trouble with it ...
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Chevy Cobalt starter has two hot wires that have current regardless of ignition switch

I'm currently trying to replace the starter on a 2006 Chevy Cobalt. When I uninstalled the starter, I remove two screws holding the starter and another two, one that holds the ground and one that ...
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2.2 ecotec on 2008 Cobalt - Timing chain tensioner will not come out of head

Asked this on a message board, no luck. Got an odd one for you here. My mom's Cobalt started having the notorious ticking around 100k. Went and installed a new timing chain tensioner. I misread the ...
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Odd sound after tire rotation?

About two days ago I got my tires rotated on my 2005 Chevy Cobalt while I was getting an oil change. This was the first time that the tires had been rotated in at least 14,000 miles (since I purchased ...
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key wont turn inside

I have a Chevy Cobalt 2008. I drove the car yesterday before the freezing cold and during the snow. This morning the key will not turn in the ignition but the lights come on. The sun is up but still ...
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06 Chevy Cobalt ls 2.2 l . Replaced B1S1 O2 sensor still having issues

I went and had my 06 Cobalt checked out because the dreeded check engine light came one and I got the P0420 threshold bank 1 code. My mechanic, who has been a good friend of mine for quite some time, ...
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2005 Chevy Cobalt front speakers silent

In my 2005 Chevy Cobalt front speakers went silent (ones in the back still work fine). What could be the reason and what's the best way to fix them?
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Where is the battery located on a Chevrolet Cobalt and how do you change it?

I'm trying to get a 2006 Cobalt back on the road. It's presenting the symptoms of run down battery (Dim lights, time on the radio is reset to 12:00, won't start). The battery is original, so it's ...
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2005 Chevy Cobalt won't start, sounds like a machine gun

I haven't driven my car in about a week, and when I went to try and start it today, it would not start. It has enough battery to play the radio and whatnot, so I'm not sure if it's a battery related ...
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2006 Cobalt SS - Serpentine Belt Broke, How to Diagnose

I drive a 2006 Cobalt SS (not supercharged) with the 2.4L engine. Today my serpentine belt broke. I need to get the car into the shop this week for a different problem. I'm fairly confident that I ...
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2006 Cobalt SS - Traction Control Light & Hard Shifting

I drive a 2006 Cobalt SS (not supercharged) with the 2.4L engine. In the last month or so the traction control light has been coming on periodically. Turning the engine off and back on causes the ...
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AC not working in 2005 Chevy Cobalt

I have a 2005 Chevy Cobalt; its heater works fine, but AC doesn't seem to work at all. Fan works, but even at cooling set to max it just blows room temperature air. What could be the reason? Thanks!
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What's the procedure to associate a new remote with a 2006 Cobalt?

How do I associate a new keyless entry remote on a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt? I've got the original chipped keys.