Car not accelerating

Asked by Jul 03, 2016 at 12:10 AM about the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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 it normally would and
made a sound that I hadn't heard before. It
would also jump the speed (if that makes
sense). It would basically jerk forward.
When I got to my destination, the engine
was shaking my entire car. I cleaned the
throttle and it went away for a day. And
then it started again and I did all that I
knew. The oil was fine, air filter changed,
spark plugs are good. After a while of
trying to figure out, my check engine light
came on. I had it towed to a local auto
repair shop and they said it would
disappear after a while. They said the
looked at the spark plugs and put them
back and the problem resolved itself and I
got it back. The next day I went to drive it
again and got two miles before the exact
same problem popped up. Has this
problem ever popped up before? And how
can I resolve it?

1 Answer

60,065

First thing you need to have is the computer scanned,it will hold a code and more than likely tell you the issue,with out code you are just guessing.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why would 2005 Cobalt lose steering and brakes but accelerate 3 answers

    Car lost all steering and brakes but also accelerated. Was driving slow so it coasted to a stop. It did it a second time. No issues since but we are afraid to drive.

    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Need help use car for work 1 answer

    Car is standard has minimal power in first and shift to second maintains speed but rpms will go up on acceleration and speed doesn't rise. Revved it in driveway and my friend had his hand over exu...

    2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 06 Cobalt SS Supercharged Code P0171 Shaky Idle/Acceleration Issues 1 answer

    Hello! I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS. It has a check engine light on. It was flickering on and off for a few months but it's been steady on for 2 weeks. Also, the last 3 days I have gotten a "Check ...

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Cobalt LS 2.2 P0300 rough idle and no acceleration power. 10 answers

    So here's the rundown. My car had a P0171 running lean code. I replaced the Evap Purge Solenoid and the MAF sensor. After doing this I started getting P0300 and P0426 codes. I replaced the sp...

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Acceleration 3 answers

    Hello, please help me. No one seems to know my problem. I have no check engine light, no codes. Changed my spark plugs, fuel pump, fuel filter, thermostat, air filter, throttle body. I lost count. ...

    2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

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
819 Great Deals out of 69,483 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,119 Great Deals out of 82,064 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Focus
870 Great Deals out of 58,289 listings starting at $800
Used Ford Mustang
548 Great Deals out of 42,541 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Impala
892 Great Deals out of 35,195 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord
990 Great Deals out of 74,852 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Altima
1,051 Great Deals out of 82,907 listings starting at $670
Used Toyota Corolla
989 Great Deals out of 66,032 listings starting at $1,595
Used Pontiac G6
69 Great Deals out of 5,048 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,188 Great Deals out of 95,099 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,302 listings
Used Honda Civic Coupe
231 Great Deals out of 18,177 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale