2005 Chevy Cobalt won't start and makes strange noise

Asked by May 19, 2016 at 09:00 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My son's 2005 Chevy Cobalt died on him while he
was driving and now it won't start.  It makes an
odd noise I've never heard before when you try to
start it.  We've checked the battery and the fuel
pump and replaced the starter.  Is there anything
else it could be besides the timing chain ruining
the engine?  Thanks.

1 Answer

3,635

There's probably lots of things, but the timing chain does spring to mind. Don't keep trying to start it. If the damage hasn't already been done it soon will be if its a timing problem. Why did you replace the starter? Randomly replacing parts and hoping for the best is not likely to help. If you're unable to do some proper diagnostics yourself you need to get it to a proper shop and let them have a look. It will save you money in the long run.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

#1 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,080
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,060
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
799 Great Deals out of 70,160 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,107 Great Deals out of 82,564 listings starting at $2,328
Used Ford Focus
850 Great Deals out of 58,422 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Mustang
534 Great Deals out of 42,627 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Impala
907 Great Deals out of 35,162 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord
1,001 Great Deals out of 74,760 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Altima
1,060 Great Deals out of 82,195 listings starting at $1,988
Used Toyota Corolla
947 Great Deals out of 68,205 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic Coupe
219 Great Deals out of 18,167 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac G6
75 Great Deals out of 5,068 listings starting at $1,295
Used Dodge Charger
446 Great Deals out of 29,938 listings starting at $2,275
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,321 listings

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Base For Sale
118 listings starting at $3,250