why when i turn my 07 Chevy colbalt off I have to get it jump started. The car dealer I bought it from said its the battery. and also whenever we are turning the st it acts like it wants to lose powe.


Asked by Feb 21, 2015 at 05:22 PM about the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 3LT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

everytime we turn the car off we
have to get it jump started

7 Answers


If the dealer told you it needs a battery and you have to jump it every time you start it, the car needs a new battery. Get the battery first then worry about the steering problem.

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Thank you. that's what I told my husband once we get the new battery if its still acting like that will probably need to get our money back.

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If I'm not mistaken the cobalt has an electronic steering rack so the new battery might fix both problems.

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That's correct, TA. -Jim


Thanks Jim!


You're welcome TA. -Jim


Yes. When the battery was failing on my '06 the power steering would quit intermittently as well as some of the electronic dash functions. Get a battery in it and all your problems will be over.

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