i have a 2009 chevy colbalt and it says engine power loss what does it mean and how can i fix the problem

Asked by Aug 22, 2013 at 05:26 AM about the Chevrolet Cobalt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 09 chevy colbalt and it says engine power reduction and car losses power and
engine makes a loud noise i turn it off and then it is better but the check engine light
stays on i have nothing but problems with this car help

4 Answers

Sounds like your Cobalt has gone in to "Limp Mode." When the OBD detects a fault, certain faults anywhere in the drive train including the transmission it goes in to Limp Mode and reduces engine power, CEL come on and it lets you get to a safe place but with reduced power to prevent further damage. Try: http://www.truedelta.com/Chevrolet-Cobalt/problems-50 ..there is some information there that may help you.

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roseannv, I am sorry to hear you are having this concern. If you plan to have your GM dealership look into this concern, please let us know. You can provide your name, VIN, address, phone number, mileage, and name of your GM dealership to socialmedia@gm.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Erica Tiffany GM Customer Care

If you are seeing this message it could be a multitude of causes. You should not be driving it in this condition because it will cause more damage the farther that you continue. Take it into a repair shop and get it diagnosed. If you are in or around Utica Ny we can help. www.autorepairuticany.com.

If you are seeing this message it could be a multitude of causes. You should not be driving it in this condition because it will cause more damage the farther that you continue. Take it into a repair shop and get it diagnosed. If you are in or around Utica Ny we can help. www.autorepairuticany.com.

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