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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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
Question: the check engine light is on and says engine power low, and the throttle doesnt
Answer #1mastertech6371 July 03, 2011, 06:49Master
you have a problem with the fly by wire system. it should be warrant as long as it is under 50k.
ReplyVisitor, July 03, 2011, 09:07
unfortunately we have 65k so probably not under warrenty, can we fix it ourselves?
Replymastertech6371, July 03, 2011, 09:36Master
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.
Replyfrusso63, July 03, 2011, 09:51Rookie
could we have caused this problem somehow by changing the oil? because it was fine until we changed the oil ourselves.
Replymastertech6371, July 03, 2011, 10:01Master
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.
Replyfrusso63, July 03, 2011, 10:05Rookie
thank you so much!! you have been very helpful!!