car not starting

Asked by Jun 08, 2013 at 04:10 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 08 chevy cobalt.car would not start after running it for awhile,butI had wipers and radio and my radio worked.I'd get a jump it would start back up,or if I let it sit it'd start right back up.I replaced battery.Now if I run errands car will still not start but the radio,wipers,lights and windows work.Any suggestions

4 Answers

945

have your alternator and/or starter checked.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
355

Too vauge. Does the engine turn over? Does it make a clicking sound? Does it try to run but quit? Two answers to no start, ie: "no fire, no fire water", It is either an electrical or a fuel problem, and guessing is foolish. Have it diagnosed at a reputable repair shop or dealership. DO NOT take it to Goodyear or Firestone, Midas or Meineke, they will rip you off.

3,915

Hello Sandra, I'm sorry to read that you are experiencing issues with your vehicle. I'd like to assist you with finding a resolution. If you would PM you full name, VIN number and current mileage, I would gladly research the vehicle. Please detail the concern you are having in the message as well. I look forward to working with you. Marlea Wilson GM Customer Care

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
160

My car is doing something similar I just recently had the ignition replaced twice due to a recall about a week before it was replaced the 1st time I heard a beeping noise that continued for a cupple of minutes almost everytime I started the car then 1 day it just wouldn't start anymore I attempted to jump start it with no luck lights wipers radio everything turns on but the car wouldn't even attempt to turn over no clicking or anything gmc towed my car in fixed the ignition & car started up no problem I took the car to auto zone & checked the battery they checked it 3 x's & 100% life now 2 weeks later car started beeping at me again when I turned it on drove it to the store & now it won't start again I checked the fuses tried to jumpstart it tried locking & unlocking the driver & passenger doors to see if there was some type of built in alarm system system activated & nothing Help any advise??? I'm a single mom not working & this is the last thing I need... I've regularly maintained the car since I bought it 8 months ago I just don't understand what could be happening

16 of 16 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • car not starting 4 answers

    I have an 08 chevy cobalt.car would not start after running it for awhile,butI had wipers and radio and my radio worked.I'd get a jump it would start back up,or if I let it sit it'd start right back u...

    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why is my car not starting 3 answers

    I had my air worked on, I think they replaced ecm board said it was blowing or Storting out relay switch. Now this makes the 3rd time my car won't start, the first two times it ended up started afte...

    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 cobalt not starting after recall replaced 3 answers

    Our 2008 Cobalt has the ignition switch and cylinder recall and the dealer replaced the part. The invoice shows the part number for the ignition lock cylinder only, not the switch. Shouldn't there b...

    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car not accelerating 1 answer

    I have an '05 Chevy cobalt and the engine isn't running how it should. It first started when I was driving and I stopped at a stop sign and then when I hit the accelerator, it would go as quick as...

    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does my car not start at times 4 answers

    I had my car fixed at a Chevy Dealership. My heat and was not working. I have heat and air now but since it was fixed My car has started to not crank at times.. When I get a boost, It usually star...

    Chevrolet Cobalt

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Cobalt

Looking for a Used Cobalt in your area?

CarGurus has 3,760 nationwide Cobalt listings starting at $1,497.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

#1 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,150
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 940
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,080 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,059 Great Deals out of 77,896 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
626 Great Deals out of 57,236 listings starting at $795
Used Honda Accord
941 Great Deals out of 77,703 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Impala
589 Great Deals out of 34,066 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
855 Great Deals out of 70,725 listings starting at $1,874
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,840 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,636 listings starting at $500
Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 29,317 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Camry
1,098 Great Deals out of 90,895 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Civic Coupe
208 Great Deals out of 16,549 listings starting at $1,100
Used Nissan Sentra
502 Great Deals out of 52,603 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 727 listings starting at $2,295
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 647 listings starting at $1,995
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 665 listings starting at $1,799
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 741 listings starting at $1,497
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 673 listings starting at $1,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.