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#2170 of 2240 2005 Chevy Cobalt window seal-air leakage problem
Nov 20, 2009 (7:39 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 (6:04 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 (4:05 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 (7:49 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.
#2174 of 2240 Is Battery in the Trunk ?
Feb 21, 2010 (12:41 pm)
Buried in the specs for the 2010 Cobalt is a statement that the battery is located in the trunk.
Is this true for all models? Where is it located in the trunk? Is it covered so as not to come in contact with luggage, etc. stored in the trunk? For what reason is it located there? Aren't there some safety concerns for having it there?
i have found no photos on the Internet that would answer any of my questions.
#2175 of 2240 Re: Is Battery in the Trunk ? [alternator]
Feb 21, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Yes, the battery is in the trunk in my '08. And it is covered as not not come in contact with items in the trunk.
#2176 of 2240 Re: Is Battery in the Trunk ? [alternator]
Feb 21, 2010 (2:06 pm)
The battery is in the middle of the rear of the trunk. And they left it uncovered and put the wrench for the tire changing right on top of it to be sure to short out.
No, actually it's covered. I'd have to go look at mine to determine what is around it. I suspect it's a lot less likely to suffer damage than a battery under the hood sitting where most accidents will mangle the metal around the battery under the hood. I can't count the number of accident I've seen with the firemen having to rip into the hood to get at the battery because it's shorted out and there's smoke coming from that area.
A battery under the rear seat also is a safe location.
#2177 of 2240 Re: Is Battery in the Trunk ? [imidazol97]
Feb 21, 2010 (7:53 pm)
Thanks for rapid replies.
Years ago a friend owned a Chrysler made car that had the battery located under the driver's seat. One day we pulled into an unpaved parking lot next to a swimming pool where we were headed. Suddenly there came smoke from under the driver's seat. There was a short where the battery cable had failed. With no extinguisher at hand we ended up sloshing mud from the parking lot onto the short to put out the fire.
Hence my being sensitive to the location of the battery in a car I am thinking of buying !
#2178 of 2240 Re: Is Battery in the Trunk ? [alternator]
Feb 21, 2010 (9:21 pm)
My real concern is that a battery in the trunk requires that a heavy live battery cable must then pass all the way forward to the engine. I would think that makes more likely the chance of shorts and fires because of battery cable failure or as a result of crashing.
#2179 of 2240 Couple of Questions re Cobalt
Mar 03, 2010 (3:30 pm)
Bought new 2010 Cobalt last week to replace my 1996 Cavalier.
Do the hood and trunk struts not "pop up" the hood and trunk lids? Mine only hold the lids up once they have been manually raised.
Is the 1 1/2 inch diameter plastic disk right above my head the inside temperature sensor?