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Jan 08, 2013 (1:52 pm)
I have a 2005 Cobalt. I havent had my car for about 6 months now has been to many different places to get fixed about 5 actually. My cobalt is literally haywire. Ive checked the wiring, transmission, engine name it ive probably had it checked.
My engine light and sercurity light are on. When Im driving (when I can) the gears are rough trying to change. (feels more like Im driving a manual) I had just filled my tank up and it said low fuel. Some times it will start sometimes it wont. One time it started and the key wasnt even in it (and Ive already changed the ignition 2 times) Someone told me it could be upper transmission module with the "communication penns" but no one seems to have those tools. Sometimes my car says power steering but it works and when it doesnt say power steering the steering doesnt work. My hazard lights will go crazy the headlights pretty much anything with what might seem like wiring will go haywire and Ive had all wiring checked. When its in park or at a stop light its making a weird clicking sound by the gears. If Anyone has a new idea as to what this could be please let me know besides getting a new car. I havent had a car now for 6 months and kinda becoming a pain.
#1154 of 1159 Re: HAYWIRE [mbradley22]
Jan 16, 2013 (12:51 pm)
Most of the things listed are electrical, and 'stuff' on today's vehicles can be pretty sensitive to voltage irregularities. Might be worth while checking battery/charging system.
#1155 of 1159 Re: HAYWIRE [ray80]
Jan 21, 2013 (6:27 pm)
I own a 2008 cobalt and it is doing the same thing. My security light will come on randomly then dash reads low fuel, power steering, engine light comes on. When I come to a red light and then start to take off car bucks (jumps) into gear. Also when it going haywire and I put it into reverse then drive car jumps into gear. I have had the batter checked and replaced but car is still doing the same. Had my auto repair guy put it on the monitor and the read out said all 5 computers were bad, (mechanic said this is highly unlikely all five would be bad at the same time) but once monitor was discounted from my vehicle it reset itself and is running fine for now, however it will happen again. I have been dealing with this problem for over 8 months now. Any help out there would be greatly appreciated. I only have 35,000 miles on my car.
#1156 of 1159 Re: THE BLAZER STOPPED 'BLAZIN' [freebird7259]
Jan 28, 2013 (4:32 pm)
I have a1994 chevy s10 blazer electal all good but will not start fuel pump is new what can i do
#1157 of 1159 1994 chevy s10 blazer
Jan 28, 2013 (4:40 pm)
my blazer will not start all elect is good fuel pump new what can i do
#1158 of 1159 Re: Headlight not working ... Crackling High Beam [email4kh]
Feb 03, 2013 (4:23 pm)
Hi there sir , l own a nissan quest and i have come across the same issue of the headlight crackling ....exactly the same as yours ,
can you help me repair mine ,or direct me to the source so i can fix mine asap , now i sometimes smell a burninf electrical smell on and off so getting worried ,i dont want to loose my 1999 nissan quest
thanks mike or reply to michaeldesusgmail.com
#1159 of 1159 Infiniti i30 will not start after sitting out in sun/heat
May 20, 2013 (10:01 am)
As the weather's getting warmer, I've been running into a strange issue with my car. The car will not start when it's been sitting out in the sun/noshade on 80 degree+ days.
When I attempt to start, there is:
- no "click"
- no noise whatsoever from the starter
- no changes in dials on the dashboard
- dashboard check battery light turns on
- A/C, stereo, headlights, etc. turn on
This has happened several times - always on hot days when the car has been sitting out in the sun. It will consistently fail to start if I attempt to start repeatedly. I've had success getting the car to by opening the hood and letting the engine "air out", when it's not particularly hot out, or leaving it for a few hours and returning in the evening when it is cooler.
Yesterday, it failed to start right after I pumped gas in the afternoon. I was able to get it started by waiting a few minutes with the hood open.
I've had the car for five months and never had any issues starting in the winter.
It's 13 years old and has about 110,000 miles on it. The battery is newish.