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AutoZone says the OEM code is P0010
Something about needing to replace the intake camshaft acturator solenoids. Our Mec says we need two. Can you tell me how much this should cost? Thanks
The car is so loud! It sounds like a giant bumble bee is following me. My brother said I need to get the flex pipe replaced. There is a very faint smell. I called around and the prices were so different. I don't want to be ripped off. If I leave this problem for too long can it cause other issues?
My 2006 Cobalt won't start every time when it's warm outside but starts every time when it's cool outside. I have to sit there and keep trying every few minutes and it will finally start. It did this last summer too.
I replaced the passenger headlight with a brand new one and the directional light is out after a few days and now my drivers side headlight is out now. So I think that theres something electrical wrong. What do I do and How much will it cost to fix?
Its making a sound (if you put a card in a bike tire and ride it, that sound it makes) thats the sound its making. It was running okay just making that sound... today as i'm driving, it wont switch gears its just redlines the whole time and the sound gets louder and worse and then when i step on the gas it does nothing and has no power through the gas pedal at all but i have power on everything else... My check engine light is on.. Help?!?!?
The first time it happened the car would not turn on at a gas station, it then turned on and I was able to drive a few feet to a friends house before the engine disabled. I had to get it towed home. I took it to the shop they said it was the battery. Car was fine for a month (weather was cool).
It kept happening and I kept charging the battery. I then took it the shop because they felt it was the alternator. nothing wrong with the alternator or battery. Then I noticed that the issue seem to happen during the hot part of the day. And after I stopped during stop signs and traffic. I also notice the temp of the car is warmer. And the mechanic had said that he could not read the codes cause the ecm switch was blown. He replaced the fuse and it turned on but it happened again. this time I noticed I didn't have to charge the car for the check engine light to go off. It just had to be nice and cool. Like night time or early morning.
I am taking in but is it worth it? Am I wasting my money?
This has never happened before.
My air conditioner blows air about the same temperature as outside, I have charged it myself and it blew cold air for about a day but then went back to how it was before. Could this be as simple as a leak? if so how would I go about fixing this?
My engine will make this sound approx. after running for 5 or so minutes. The sound will come and go, but once it starts it won't stop until the next time I start my car and the noise doesn't start. Is it the belt, which one, or the fan?
Driving the freeway the speedometer fluctuates you'll be going 60 and it will go down to 0. or up to 80. the engine will race and sometimes it feels like it's gonna die on you. But it hasn't yet.Plus it jerks to. Trans people said that wasn't it. Nor does it need a tune up. WE have paid 400.00 for nothing .
Car smells of gas when come to a stop, there is no signs of gas dripping on ground when parked, took it to a repair shop they could not tell what it was. I'm afraid a little spark will start it on fire help.!!!
Indicator lights t/c and abs
Had the steering column recall thing done in December. I guess this doesnt fall under or connect to that. Took the cobalt in because steering would catch during turns and it was difficult to drive. Was told I needed the intermediate shaft replaced and then I was told to pick up the car. When I got there they showed me the piece and it was definately corroded but then they said the problem was still occuring and I now needed a new steering rack/gear. I don't doubt it needs parts but I want to know if they would have known this when they had it apart the first time and if they're just making me schedule and come back and pay labor again? They're certified mechanics I went to a dealership its not a small shop who has seen only a few of these problems.
In the last few days I've noticed my car AC blow out hot when I'm parked and setting. It kicks back up when im at 40mph or higher. I was driving around town and was stopping and going at the red light and traffic during that time I noticed The cooling mode came on and the car was trying to overheat and I noticed that once I started moving I started going and was staying at a good pace that my temperature comes down but if I'm sitting it goes up to 240 or more degrees also noticed that the fan by the radiator is not coming on. So iPhone and check engine lights coming onto the four throttle position sensor comes on and off and the eve app system comes on so I replace the sensor. Also checked some of the fuses and relays noticed that some of the fuses were missing so I replaced down also noticed that the relay for the air pump is missing. So I don't know during my or changes or I also recently took the car to a body shop has a lady that hit my car while it was parked and kind of start noticing more problems and issues after that so I don't know if I'm supposed at the car has an air pump should I have that sensor there? I was also told that the cooling system fan may need to be replaced. Any advice from anyone?
After a 2 hour drive my trans started hard shifting and the engine light came on with codes p1810 and p0700. I also noticed that after driving my door lock will not unlock when shifting into park and vise/versa. If I restart the engine then they will work. Before I go to the dealer I wanted to know if this is a shifter sensor or maybe the ignition switch. They already did the recall but maybe it went bad. Thanks for any advise.
out of nowhere the steering wheel locks and the fuel gauge and rpm goes to jumping back and forth also the gears click as i apply breaks also my mechanic gave a few codes but I dont understand this problem has been going since february Please help
Replace the engine the engine locked up and I need to replace it.
The auto locks on my 2005 cobalt work, but when I unlock the car, the alarm goes crazy. This happens whenever I use them, which is very rarely. The guy who sold it to me said not to use the auto locks. So if you guys know what to do, let me know.
The heater blew the BCM fuse. Replaced fuse and unplugged resistor. Heater works on high. Car travelled over 200 miles that day with the heater on high. Next morning the heater did not work. Could it be the heater fan? No noise came from the heater fan.
Been trying to do this for a week
I just got my ignition switch fixed and I was wondering if that had anything to do with the recall for the ignition switch?
When you start the car its not too bad.but when it warms up it hits hard
My car dashboard first begins flashing and the power steering warning comes up. The car then begins jerking and I lose the power steering. The odometer then begins moving up and dropping back down. The car also turns off a few times when I press brakes when this is happening. My car is automatic however when the gears sounds like it is having difficulty shifting and gives a very hard jerk when it does shift. This happens frequently and lasts for a very long time sometimes weeks on end. Many people have had this same complaint online but no one actually states if they ever got this issue resolved.