I have a 2008 chevy cobalt when I try to crank it everything turns on but the car wont start it makes no sound at all. What could be the problem

Asked by Jul 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

im thinking it may be the starter but I don't even know where the starter is on the car

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Take it in for the re-call for the ignition switch, make them tow it

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Ford nut is right,your car is under recall for igintion,good call ford nut.

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Thanks T_S_T

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It's unlikely that this is recall related. If everything else powers up the ignition switch is working fine. The problem with the ignition switch is not a starting problem it is an unexpected stopping problem. Starter is a possibility. Also check the obvious. Is it in park? Try boosting it. A near dead battery might have enough power to operate accessories but not the starter. An '08 is due for a new battery if that's the original still in the car. After that it might be tow truck time, but it will be at your expense.

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