2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Repair and Maintenance
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Problemscar stalling on highway or idling , at stops..etc.
I too had a problem with my Cobalt stalling, someone told me to check gas cap and replace..I did..it stop the STALLING!!..yee haw!...one problem down..
The automatic transmission shifter in floor console may fail causing the key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. GM has recalled 2009 models for a shift cable issue which may or may not contribute to this issue. For more information on the recall please click here»
A rattle-type noise may be noted on cold start-up due to a failing timing chain tensioner. Chevrolet revised the design of the tensioner multiple times over the production of the Cobalt, replacement is necessary to remedy this condition. A failed chain tensioner may result in a broken timing chain and subsequent engine damage if the issue is not diagnosed and repaired.
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt QuestionsWhat else can I try to fix the Map sensor code? (1 answer)
I have replaced the map sensor and the mass air flow sensor. I still get the code and still have idle issues.
I got the thermostat housing off but the bolt stud is broken and its flush so I can't remove it how can I get it out and what do I need to remove to get to it
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt RecallsIgnition Lock Cylinder Concern
In order to help prevent rollaway type accidents, all late model vehicles are designed so that the transmission must be in park (or reverse for a manual transmission) before the ignition switch can be turned to the "off" position and the key removed. These vehicles are being recalled because the key can be removed when the ignition is not in the "off" position, increasing the risk of a rollaway type accident. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace the ignition lock cylinder as necessary. 2 new keys will also be supplied and programmed as required.
These vehicles are being recalled because the weight on the key ring and/or a jarring event while driving may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern.
The driver may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist. If power steering assist is lost, it would require greater driver effort to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the electric power steering motor to correct this concern. This recall is being implemented on a rolling basis beginning March 29, 2010 trough November of 2010. The General Motors recall number is 10023.