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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Question: the check engine light is on and says engine power low, and the throttle doesnt

 

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frusso63, Delmont, PA, July 03, 2011, 06:21
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i changed the oil, and replaced 2 tires. the car starts, and looks fine, you push the gas pedal, and nothing happens. the information board says, engine power failure. cant move the car.

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    mastertech6371 July 03, 2011, 06:49
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    you have a problem with the fly by wire system. it should be warrant as long as it is under 50k.

    Roy

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    Visitor, July 03, 2011, 09:07

    unfortunately we have 65k so probably not under warrenty, can we fix it ourselves?

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    mastertech6371, July 03, 2011, 09:36
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    most likely needs a throttle body. at least have it checked at a shop to confirm. yes, you can do the labor end of the deal. the part must come from gm and be ready for a heavy pricetag.

    Roy

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    frusso63, July 03, 2011, 09:51
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    could we have caused this problem somehow by changing the oil? because it was fine until we changed the oil ourselves.

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    mastertech6371, July 03, 2011, 10:01
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    nope, i doubt it. it would have happened if you did not change the oil. it is a common failure. we have replaced a lot of them.

    Roy

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    frusso63, July 03, 2011, 10:05
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    thank you so much!! you have been very helpful!!

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