Chevy cobalt 2006

Asked by Apr 21, 2016 at 01:37 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Chevy cobalt did something very odd today.  I was driving along and
made a turn.  Suddenly it felt very sluggish.  The warning light which I believe
indicates anti theft came on.  The read out read power steering and the
odometer and speedometer started jumping erratically around.  The car made
a chugging motion like it wanted to die and when it tried to shift gears you
could hear it go higher than it normally would before making the change.  I
pulled over and turned off the car.  I then restarted it and drove it the rest of
the day without incident.  What could this have possibly been?

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Mine does weird stuff like that too sometimes. Usually in damp weather. Oddly when it happens if I turn on the headlights and go from high beam to low beam it fixes it. You could have your scanned for codes and you might find something. You could also carefully disconnect and reconnect whatever electrical connections you can find. It's possible one of them has become corroded or contaminated and is not making good contact. If not you pretty well have to wait for it to happen more regularly. Trying to trouble shoot something that only happens intermittently is nearly impossible.

I have a 2010 chevy, i had an issue kinda similar want to just put it out there ... the chevy guys swore it was my tranny. Went through bs for over 1.5 years. Check make sure a sharp edge didnt cut your wiring harness.

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