Asked by Feb 22, 2016 at 09:16 PM about the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey there,
I have a 2009 Chevy Cobalt bought used a year ago from a
dealership near me. It has about 81,000 miles on it and just
recently started messing up. My car will start heating up to
about 200F-206F when idle. The normal running temp I had
logged before all this was 190F. Then whenever I start
moving from a standstill, my car will get thrown into limp
mode with ENG PWR REDUCES message on readout . I
have no acceleration at all at that point. Does anyone know
what could be causing this? Taking it to Autozone
tomorrow to get codes. Just thought I'd ask.

2 Answers


7 years old, T & M Auto repair. 5 stars. google it. a major tune up is due at that mileage.

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Hi I used to get my car overheating all the time until I replaced the thermostat and I made sure I got the coolant compartment completely full, because if you get it half it will give you problems and today I got that message in my readout too after I replaced and install a new radio, so there is red cable begin the radio where all those bunch of cables that I had to cut and isolated it and the message went away. And 200 to 209 f when the car is Ilse is fine.

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