2008 Cobalt automatic transmission. It will not go forward when it is put in drive. It only goes in reverse.

Asked by Feb 15, 2014 at 04:01 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

20,005

assuming fluid is up, if no stick to check there's a plug to unscrew top of transaxle ,fluid visible. other than that possible harness connectors, or solenoid malfunction, or trans control module., if slipping was .prevalent for a while, assume a rebuild in order, they only slip a few miles,clutch facings are only 1/8" thick at best when new

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
13,135

Check the linkage to make sure it is working properly. If so is there enough fluid in the transmission? Does the transmission make any noise? You may have a bad pump or other internal damage if it is not linkage or fluid issues. Do you have oil on the spot you park you car? Is the fluid red? If so it is transmission oil. Has you transmission been exposed to climbing snow banks? You may have bent the linkage or damaged the linkage somehow.

50

I had a car come into my shop with the same problem. I took down the trans pan and filter, there are 4 steel tube that run across , you cant miss them. One was broke at the flange, It looked good but as I gave them all a little pull one was broken away from the flange . I put new lines in and works great

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
13,135

rdaurtortech, thanks for the input. I'll be the first to admit auto trans stump me as I only took one apart and got lost. Too many moving parts and I'm not into magic and moving mirrors. It sounds like his tranny either is out of fluid, linkage issues, or needs to be opened up and looked at by a pro. Keep you input here, as we all can learn from each other.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cobalt

Looking for a Used Cobalt in your area?

CarGurus has 3,915 nationwide Cobalt listings starting at $1,498.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

#1 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,100
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 910
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
516 Great Deals out of 89,847 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Malibu
876 Great Deals out of 81,397 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Focus
541 Great Deals out of 57,043 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Impala
543 Great Deals out of 29,827 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Mustang
396 Great Deals out of 47,365 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
717 Great Deals out of 73,207 listings starting at $1,950
Used Honda Accord
790 Great Deals out of 88,192 listings starting at $1,150
Used Honda Civic Coupe
146 Great Deals out of 17,599 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
878 Great Deals out of 80,282 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Camry
853 Great Deals out of 90,973 listings starting at $249
Used Dodge Charger
294 Great Deals out of 27,423 listings starting at $2,250
Used Ford Fusion
1,056 Great Deals out of 85,329 listings starting at $1,900