What Repair is Needed?

Asked by May 19, 2016 at 05:12 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car will not Start.

3 Answers

The car is turning over but will not start. I have ruled out several things. It's not the alternator, or the battery, and it is getting fuel. I have been all over the wiring harness and found no wires crossed. Any ideas? About 4 days before I lost engine power while driving. On the dash the message said ENGINE PER REDUCED SERVICE TRACTION. I shut the car off twice and turned it back on with the same message on the dash. It wouldn't go over 45mph and was shaking when I parked it. After I let it sit for a couple hrs and tried to start it, it would not start or turn over, with the msg ENGINE DISABLED. I disconnected the battery and when reconnected it started and drove fine without any msg. on the dash for about 3 trips then after I parked it after the 3rd trip it would not start. It turns over but isn't starting. There are no messages on the dash. What is the problem? Do one instance have to do with the other?

12,805

Puts engine into what is called limp mode.The traction control comes on and retards the timing have it scanned for the stored codes in the computer '05 '06 Cobalts are can be a NIGHTMARE..last year 2011!

4,175

And quit trying to drive it. It's gone into Limp/Disabled mode for a reason. Those are features built into the car to prevent engine damage when something is seriously wrong. As has been said, have it scanned. That will likely identify the problem. Shouldn't be a big deal.

Your Answer

Cobalt

Looking for a Used Cobalt in your area?

CarGurus has 3,686 nationwide Cobalt listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

  • #1
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,160
  • #2
    munron
    Reputation
    1,020
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    960
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
833 Great Deals out of 78,398 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,236 Great Deals out of 78,091 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
759 Great Deals out of 53,618 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Impala
591 Great Deals out of 34,660 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
760 Great Deals out of 42,755 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Corolla
928 Great Deals out of 66,116 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
1,023 Great Deals out of 62,741 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,081 Great Deals out of 72,629 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Fusion
1,115 Great Deals out of 76,679 listings starting at $1,299
Used Dodge Charger
470 Great Deals out of 27,625 listings starting at $1,650
Used Nissan Altima
1,154 Great Deals out of 74,938 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra
541 Great Deals out of 41,962 listings starting at $795

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.