20 Most Recent 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt - Page 8 Questions & Answers

if it cranks, check for spark and/or fuel

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

no start...does it crank?

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

You can't. Unless you're an electrical engineer. But at best all you can do is bypass the key. But the car has to be functional to do this. If you can't duplicate the signals, you can't build it. Passlock III is a pain to bypass.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 26, 2014

yes, because the the booster is connected to your engine's air intake, so its breathing oil mixed with air and not clean air

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 10, 2014

The antitheft picture/icon is a visual indication that something in the car's antitheft system is failing. In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other. The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, even just for a second. When the signal breaks, the car misinterprets this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. The car thinks its being stolen or hotwired because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle. This link explains it pretty well.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014

So I fell victim just as everyone else has. I hit 45,000 miles and my power steering went out and it cost $900 to fix it.

In order to get Chevy to recall this problem we all need to call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 or visit http://www.SaferCar.gov It will only take a few minutes.

I made a video and put it on youtube to help build awareness on the subject:

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014

This is a known problem with the power steering which will probably require replacement of the power steering motor. The HHR uses an electric 12V DC motor to provide the power steering force, and they have started failing.

GM is recalling the Cobalt and other vehicles for this issue, but not yet the HHR. If you are out of warranty, you will probably be personally responsible for the cost of diagnostics and replacement.

You will probably need to contact your dealer unless you are able to replace the motor yourself. Sorry.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014

on the side of the throttle body

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 18, 2014

do you have a check engine light on? sounds as if the censers are bad or you have a vacuum leak or need a tune up ect

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014

Code does not exist on a Chevy Cobalt as it refers to a vehicle with a transfer case (4 wheel drive)

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 22, 2014

Replace the O2 sensor. It is bad. Done way too many of them, when it comes to the heater..

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014

Hi Mildred, I'm glad to help!

Mildred, no matter what type of vehicle were talking about when it comes to dying issues it can be a lot of things causing the problem. If the problem occurs when you come to a stop it could be the "IDLE AIR CONTROL" OR on some vehicles the "EGR VALVE". If the problem occurs while driving done the road it could be wiring problems or connector issues, fuel pump issues, Cam or Crank Sensor issues. Engine Controller issues. You can try tapping on the idle air solenoid and see if the engine raves up and you can also perform a wiring wiggle test on all the wiring with the engine running and see if it dies. You can also tap on the fuel tank and see if it dies. These are a few things you can try to find what the problem is. As you see Mildred, when you get into dying issues it can be very difficult to find the problem. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Mildred.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 10, 2014

First thing to check is if you're battery is charged. If it is, check the oil to see if you have oil in the engine that you didn't run the engine tight. Also, you have to check if you're getting power to the starter. With the description you're giving of the problem, it could be a number of things. Very hard to diagnose with the description you're giving.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 09, 2014

there is a power steering component recall for this vehicle. Get it fixed for free at GM.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014

has the lighter been used a lot ? the element may be burned out , try the other lighter in the socket thats not working and see if it heats up if it does the you need to replace the lighter

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 17, 2014

Did you let a mechanic do any work under the dash? It's easy to miss one little wire that isn't part of any major system. Just tell him to put it back together.

2006 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 17, 2014

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