I have a 2008 chevy cobalt Lt when I'm driving around town the temperatures go as high as 216F. I don't know what is causing this? Please help me

80

Asked by Sep 30, 2014 at 04:54 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

19,300

Could be a few different things. Bad thermostat, the electric cooling fans aren't turning on, air bubble in the cooling system or a bad temp sending unit. Have it looked at by a REPUTABLE mechanic soon or it may cause MAJOR problems to your engine.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
14,305

TransAm77, sounds like you've been there before. Also Lucia, make sure the fins on the radiator are clear. They usually have a nice butterfly collection this time of year, and that can restrict air flow. Does this rise in temperature happen in town driving in slow moving traffic in hot weather with the air conditioning on? Move to Canada, they have less traffic and less hot days. My first inclination, would be the fluid level, then the fans. If you have a shop look at it, have them also look at the radiator cap.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cobalt

Looking for a Used Cobalt in your area?

CarGurus has 3,763 nationwide Cobalt listings starting at $1,497.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cobalt Questions

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

#1 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,150
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 940
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,080 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,059 Great Deals out of 77,896 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
626 Great Deals out of 57,236 listings starting at $795
Used Honda Accord
941 Great Deals out of 77,703 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Impala
589 Great Deals out of 34,066 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
855 Great Deals out of 70,725 listings starting at $1,874
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,840 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,636 listings starting at $500
Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 29,317 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Camry
1,098 Great Deals out of 90,895 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Civic Coupe
208 Great Deals out of 16,549 listings starting at $1,100
Used Nissan Sentra
502 Great Deals out of 52,603 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 333 listings starting at $2,499
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 256 listings starting at $1,995
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1 For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 220 listings starting at $1,799

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.