2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Q&A
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Question: Damaged oil pan
Hit a major pot hole. continued to drive car when suddenly started to lose power going up a hill and engine started to tap. Car stalled as I was pulling off on side of road. Coasted to a stop at which point there was burning smell and a puff of blue smoke. about a quart of oil leaked out of the bottom of the car. Was able to start car when tow truck came but turned it off quickly. Car is at shop now Any thoughts on whether this is just a cracked oil pan or more serious engine damage? - Visitor
When the oil pan got damaged the oil pump pick up in the oil pan may have also got damaged causing an oil starvation problem in the engine. Same thing happened to a friend of mine her insurance company treated it as an accident and paid for engine work. - patrick mannion
BTW. THis turned out to be a blown engine. No question now as to whether it was just a cracked pan or something more serious. :[ - Visitor
My 06 Chevy Cobalt has had to have the oil pan replaced twice in two years. The first time locking up the engine and fortunately just the pan the second time. Is the pan made of something that cant...