2008 Chevy Cobalt won't shift out of first gear. Please help. Already tried rebooking the battery.

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Asked by Feb 18, 2015 at 02:51 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Chevy Cobalt. I
replaced a head lamp the other day
and must have left the lights on.
Battery drained so I had it recharged.
After the car kicked on all the sudden
the engine light came on. Well today
I went to take it for an oil change and
it would not shift out of first gear. I
also hear a clicking sound near the
shifter when I apply the brake.
Anyone know what it could be? BTW
about 35 codes came up on the
readings. I can supply them
if its helpful. Thanks

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Sorry been out of town. Please list the check engine codes. Also did car operate normally prior to the battery going dead?

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Yes it did operate properly before the battery died.

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Readings from Advanced Auto (Quick Test Results) P 0573 Trans Cruise Control / Brake switch Circuit A high P 0601 Trans Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Malfunction MIL P 0602 Trans Powertrain Control Module Programming Malfunction HISTORY P 0603 Trans Internal Control Module Keep Alive Memory Malfunction HISTORY MIL P 0604 Trans Internal Control Module Random Access Memory Malfunction INTERMITTENT P 0705 Trans Transmission Range Sensor A Circuit (Park/ Reverse/ Neutral/ Drive / Low Input) Sensor A Circuit (Park/Reverse/Neutral/Drive/Low Input) HISTORY MIL P 0711 Trans Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance CURRENT P 0712 Trans Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor A Circuit Low Input HISTORY P 0716 Trans Turbine/ Input Shaft Speed Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance CURRENT P 0717 Trans Turbine/ Input Shaft Speed Sensor A Circuit No Signal HISTORY MIL P 0722 Trans Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal HISTORY MIL P 0723 Trans Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent MIL P 0741 Trans Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Performance Or Stuck Off P 0742 Trans Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Stuck Om INTERMITTENT P 0751 Trans Shift Solenoid A Performance Or Stuck Off CURRENT MIL P 0752 Trans Shift Solenoid A Stuck On INTERMITTENT P 0756 Trans Shift Solenoid B Performance Or Stuck Off CURRENT MIL P 0757 Trans Shift Solenoid B Stuck On MIL P 0842 Trans Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/ Switch A circuit Low P 0843 Trans Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor Switch A Circuit High P 0845 Trans Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/ Switch A Circuit High P 0973 Trans Shift Solenoid A Control Circuit Low HISTORY P 0974 Trans Shift Solenoid A Control Circuit High INTERMITTENT P 0976 Trans Shift Solenoid B Control Circuit Low HISTORY MIL P 0977 Trans Shift Solenoid B Control Circuit High CURRENT P 1810 Trans Transmission Fluid Pressure Position Switch Circuit HISTORY P 1811 Trans Maximum Adapt And Long Shift INTERMITTENT P 1816 Trans Trans Fluid Press Val Pos Ind P / N W/Drive Ratio HISTORY CURRENT P1818 Trans TFP Vlv Pos Sw Indictcats D WO Drv Rat HISTORY P 2534 TRANS Ignition Switch; Run / Start Position Circuit Low P 2763 TRANS Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Control Circuit High HISTORY CURRENT P 2764 TRANS Torque Converter Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Control Circuit Low U 0073 Trans Control Module Communication Bus Off INTERMITTENT U 0100 TRANS Lost Communication With Engine Control Module/Powertrain Control Module “A” INTERMITTENT U 0121 Trans Lost Communication With Anit-Lock Brake System Control Module CURRENT U 0140 Trans Lost Communication With Body Control Module INTERMITTENT Hope this can help. I know its a lot showing. I appreciate your help.

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Did you find out the problem? My daughter was playing in my car yesterday and left the lights on and I had to jump it this morning now my 2008 cobalt is doing the same exact thing won't shift out of first and click in the shifter when I hit the brake

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I am also having the same prob...please help if u figured out what was wrong with it....

Ok man mechanic changed out my transmission control module. It's relatively an simplistic part. Costs anywhere between $80 for a refurbished one or around $100- 120 for a new one. Shouldn't take to long to repair so labor should be minimal as well. Hope it's this easy fix for you. Good luck!

2007 Cobalt, all the sudden this morning it's making a clicking noise when the heater is on, and when you try to shift out of park but nada. You can feel the click in the dash and in the wheel but it won't move. Is that the same as what you had wrong Shawn? Did the TCM fix it?

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