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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
Nov 05, 2009 (6:08 pm)
hello i went to get my car inspected and i cant get it done because the codes on the car and got them pulled and the codes are P0030,P0036,P0102,P0135,P0141,P0443 and i went to the dealer and asked them and they told me to change some parts which was the Evap Purge Valve and the O2 sensors 1 & 2 and the MAF and the Gas Cap. But the car is still coming up as the P0102 and the P0443 and there Pending codes and i need to find out how to get the Engine light off for good and not come on no more any one help that knows about the Emissions on the Cobalts. Mine is a 2005 Chevy Cobalt (2 Door)
#2165 of 2240 Upholstery Wearing
Nov 16, 2009 (8:04 am)
I have an 09 LT1 coupe with the ebony cloth interior and 8,000 miles on the car. I bought it in September 2008. The left side of the driver's seat -the left bolster and the left side of the middle section (where your back would be) are pilling and showing wear. This is amazing for car upholstery. I've had Buicks with velour seats that ran 100,000 miles or more and were 10 years old with no detectible wear on the driver seat. I don't wear sandpaper pants. Does anyone else have this problem? I'll probably have to get leather from now on.
#2166 of 2240 Re: Upholstery Wearing [dispencer2]
Nov 16, 2009 (8:46 am)
This is a warranty issue so don't hesitate to bring it back to the dealer. They will have to reapholster it or replace the entire seat. That shouldn't happen. I did have the fabric come loose from the bottom of the cushions on my '06 but they got new clips and its been fine ever since.
#2167 of 2240 Re: Upholstery Wearing [steve333]
Nov 17, 2009 (7:34 pm)
Thanks Steve. I'll take it in -I was planning to. It is amazing because automobile upholstery normally wears like iron. Has anybody else had this problem?
#2168 of 2240 Heating and cooling
Nov 18, 2009 (2:55 pm)
In August I took my '09 Cobalt to the dealership because water was leaking from under the dashboard onto the passenger floorboard whenever I ran the A/C. 7 visits, 6 rental cars, and 3 months later they figured out the problem (the heater core) and fixed it. They also caused a number of other problems in the process (stained upholstery, weird engine noises, broken pieces of plastic molding, areas where the dash has not been put together properly, etc.) but whatever. I was pretty okay with everything until a number of additional issues cropped up;
the fan now stays on for about 45 sec-1 min after I get out of the car, usually only after a short drive and in both warm and cold weather. not too unusual but it never used to do that. I don't recall ever hearing the fan running when the car was off in the past. anyone have any feedback on how long that fan should stay on? The coolant is usually around 240 degrees when driving around 40mph for 15-30min
also, it now takes an inordinate amount of time for the cabin to warmup. last winter I remember it heating up really fast, within 5 minutes. now it takes between 15-20 minutes to get warm. feedback from anyone regarding warmup time? I used to have a cavalier and it also warmed up remarkably quickly. I live in upstate NY, so its been around 40-50 degrees lately.
last but not least, a screw just fell out from under the dash while I was taking a sharp corner. It doesnt look like a particularly load-bearing screw and more probably holds the dash together, but I think I have to take it back in to the dealer. I really wanted to never have to see them again, but I'm getting nervous. does anyone know if I have to have warranty work done at the dealer where I bought the car? can I take it to any dealer?
any input would be appreciated. thanks!
#2169 of 2240 Re: Heating and cooling [iluvnanny]
Nov 19, 2009 (6:38 am)
> I have to have warranty work done at the dealer where I bought the car? can I take it to any dealer?
You can take it to any dealer. These days most dealers are hungry for work to do, even the lower pay work they do for warranty. It's better than idle mechanics or laying them off.
>dealership because water was leaking from under the dashboard onto the passenger floorboard whenever I ran the A/C....later they figured out the problem (the heater core) and fixed it.
Heater core leaking coolant would have had the smell of engine coolant, sort of sweet. Did that water have that smell or was it water from the AC core that collects water from the air and drips that--which is supposed to go out a drain tube below the car? That water has no smell (unless wet carpet and pads have gotten musty).
I notice the coolant fan on my Cobalt starts running on startup sitting in the garage and turns off after a time, even though the motor is cold. I'd ask the other dealership if what you're seeing is normal. If short trips are overheating the car in 40-50 degree weather, there may be something else not right in the coolant, heater setup.
The only check here for me is under the hood after the car has run from a cold start for 3-4 minutes and that's to turn off motor and reach hand to touch hoses going to heater through the firewall. I'd have to locate them in advance and wear heavy long-sleeved shirt to avoid burns from hot motor. Both hoses should be warm after 2-3 minutes.My Cobalt is exremely quick to warm up compared to leSabres I own and past cars.
I'd make a list of concerns based on symtoms and visit another dealership service guy, under warranty, and tell them your concerns. Make copies of the service records you were given on each visit and hand them to the service manager. They should also be able to see them by computer if GM is set up the way I think they are by checking your VIN in the computer.
#2170 of 2240 2005 Chevy Cobalt window seal-air leakage problem
Nov 20, 2009 (8:39 am)
I purchased a 2005 Cobalt in July '09 with 48,000 miles for my son to drive to High School, this being his senior year. The car has an air leakage problem at the rear seat side window seal on the passenger side. As soon as the car reaches 40 mph, you can hear the wind rushing in and gets much louder as the speed increases. We both test drove the vehicle with the windows down in the summer, so the problem went unnoticed. I had the vehicle back to the dealer last week, but they DID NOT or COULD NOT fix the problem. I would just like to fix the problem myself before winter gets here in central NY.If anyone has had this problem or knows how to correct it, please let me know how to do it and what I will need and where to get it. Thank you.
#2171 of 2240 Window seal problem
Nov 23, 2009 (7:04 pm)
I had the same problem on my 07 Cobalt. I had the dealership replace the rubber gasket around the door. It worked for a while, but I think the problem is back again. The factory warranty already ran out, so I do not think it will be repaired again, because I am not footing the bill.
#2172 of 2240 Re: Upholstery Wearing [steve333]
Dec 10, 2009 (5:05 pm)
I took it to an upholstery place and GM paid for it. Not a really good advertisement for an 09 with 8,000 miles on it. Guess I'm through with economy cars by GM after driving this one a couple more years. For a few bucks more you can get a base Malibu or something else.
#2173 of 2240 Re: 2005 Chevy Cobalt window seal-air leakage problem [peterj0459]
Dec 29, 2009 (8:49 am)
The Chevy dealer has a stethoscope that can tell exactly where the leakage is coming from. I'd have him mark the spot and use some liquid rubber to seal the spot.if the dealer won't do it.