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#35 of 50 Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!!
Jun 02, 2010 (9:43 am)
Hello to anyone that can help me get my transmission fixed on my 2005 chevy cobalt. My transmission has a shutter that I can not get rid of. This has been on going for a year now and I have had my car in and out of the shop about 4 or 5 times for this problem with no solution.
I have had several services performed. I have had the transmission flushed of the fluid and new fluid added, the dealer has reflashed my computer and I have had the throttle body replaced but nothing has worked. I took my mechanic for a test ride awhile ago and the is how we replaced the throttle body and I thought that would of fixed the problem, but it didn't.
Also my car has seemed to have lost it's pick-up from this problem. It is hard to go from a complete stop to start again going up a hill or anything that has an incline. This shuttering problem happens when my engine is warm and has been driven for a little while. The way i get it to happen is I apply my foot to the gas pedal very lightly and it will start to shutter and then slam into first gear. What it feels like is the wheels are moving, but the car itself is not ready to drive just yet. The RPM's go up, but the car does not go.
I have had this problem for a long time and I need transmission help from anyone that has any kind of experience with this. If there is someone out there that has had this problem before and got it fixed, please let me know what they did so I can tell my mechanic so it gives us something else to look into. Any suggestions of what to do at this point would be appreciated, but I think I am at the point where it is something internal in the transmission that needs to be fixed. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! I am tired to taking my car to the shop and not getting this fixed.
#36 of 50 Re: Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!! [joshuamrphy]
Jun 02, 2010 (11:47 am)
I apologize that you are experiencing a concern with your vehicle. Can you please email me more information about your situation so I can look into your situation further? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#37 of 50 Re: Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!! [joshuamrphy]
Jun 02, 2010 (3:21 pm)
Sounds like what happened to mine('06) it's an automatic but acting like a manual. Turned out to be the transmission control module. It was throwing various codes & was hard to track down. They(chevy) happened to have a new tcm on the shelf & decided to give that a try, cured the prob. That was at 85k or 86k, now it has 98,877 & no prob since. Good Luck!
#38 of 50 Re: Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!! [sharkman1]
Jun 02, 2010 (3:45 pm)
Ok i will take the transmission control module into consideration. However I don't know if mine is throwing any kind of codes because my check engine light has not come on when this happens. Did your check engine light ever come on?
#39 of 50 Re: Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!! [joshuamrphy]
Jun 02, 2010 (7:48 pm)
Yes, that's when I took it to chevy. Told them what it was doing. A couple days later they called & said "its throwing different codes, can't pinpoint yet can we keep it a little longer? We haven't seen this before."
Anyway, suggest that to your service rep it'll be a good place to continue. How many miles do you have? And what are your thoughts on timing chains?
#40 of 50 Re: Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!! [sharkman1]
Jun 03, 2010 (3:52 pm)
My car hasn't even thrown a check engine light yet, however I know there is something wrong with my car. I can feel it when I put my foot lightly on the gas pedal. I will run the transmission module control idea past them and see what they say. Thank you for that info that may help me get my car fixed. I have over 76,000 miles on my car and I am trying to get the most out of it.
On the timing chain question I really don't have an answer. I have never really thought about the timing chain at all.
#41 of 50 Re: Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!! [sharkman1]
May 21, 2012 (8:40 am)
So, last night MY check engine light came on. I've had shudders before but they seemingly went away. I have noticed that my car didn't seem to go as fast as it once had before, and chalked it up to older age. It's a 2005, with 80k on it, I took it to a local place thinking about getting a flush, but they said I needed to go to a transmission specialist, that it was throwing out codes: 700, 752 and 106.
if you could let me know how much a new TCM cost? and if this issue sounds similar to your own? I'd love to know. I don't have money for an expensive fix.
#42 of 50 Re: Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!! [lidavis]
Jul 06, 2012 (9:58 am)
My car has been doing exactly the same thing, did the transmission control module workout for you? I still have no check engine light. I will take my car for diagnostic next week I will mention TCM to see if replacement fixes problem first hand.
#43 of 50 Re: Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!! [gmcustsvc]
Aug 22, 2012 (4:31 pm)
my 2005 chevy cobalt wont t shift into second gear unless you let out of the gas.... please help
#44 of 50 Re: Transmission Shuttering on 2005 Cobalt. Please Help!!!! [colleenhaire]
Aug 23, 2012 (6:14 am)
Good morning colleenhaire,
We would be happy to look into your situation further, although we cannot guarantee what the results will be up front. Please send us the following information via email at socialmediagm.com so we can set up a Service Request: your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your preferred dealership.
GM Customer Service