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?

10,635

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!

3,495

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

Add photo

Related Questions

Cobalt

Looking for a Used Cobalt in your area?

CarGurus has 4,956 nationwide Cobalt listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

#1 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,080
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,030
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
1,142 Great Deals out of 65,143 listings starting at $1,195
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,117 Great Deals out of 79,187 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Focus
1,254 Great Deals out of 58,949 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Impala
917 Great Deals out of 36,376 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Mustang
724 Great Deals out of 38,317 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Accord
1,202 Great Deals out of 78,035 listings starting at $969
Used Toyota Corolla
1,333 Great Deals out of 68,324 listings starting at $1,399
Used Nissan Altima
1,128 Great Deals out of 85,772 listings starting at $695
Used Toyota Camry
1,481 Great Deals out of 100,773 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic Coupe
330 Great Deals out of 17,032 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Charger
548 Great Deals out of 28,752 listings starting at $2,275

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LS For Sale
8 listings starting at $3,499
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS For Sale
116 listings starting at $1,300