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Chevrolet Cobalt Transmission Issues

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  • na its just one loan not two.. they combine for example the remainder of the balance of the trade in if assuming a loss emm lets say $2000 + the yaris 14,000
    thats would combine into one loan of $16,000 which would be around $360 payment.. well anyway hopefully you can do something before you start walking...

    and reply to post#24.. if you owe less than the car is worth thats good.. if you own more than the car is worth, thats bad..depreciation is always bad unless you are buying rather than selling/trading in..
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I bet you never owned a Cobalt and if you did you probably didn't maintain. The Ecotec's are arguably the best 4-cyclinder available on the market for performance, longevity, and reliability.

    The Ecotec's when introduced took all the Guiness book of World Records away from the Honda Civic. They rule the drag strip as well in stock and pro-stock. There are as many performance parts available for them for anyone who builds and races cars as any other manufacture. A very respected engine.
  • no its not that i didnt maintain it i look after my cars well any problems i have i take in to get looked at. i bought it from the worst possible GM dealer which i didnt fnd out until later... same dealer that apparently was in [non-permissible content removed] before for turning back the odometers so u cant sit and say i dont look after my car when the dealer is known for crap like that and like anyone says a young girl going in alone to a mechanic is trouble since they always try and rip u off. jusr because ecotecs are so "wonderful" doesnt mean they dont have lemons. every make and model has lemons and trust me if you saw the folder if things that have gone wrong with my car you'd probably agree... and for GM to sit and saw its "normal for a gas gauge to fluctuate" is a bunch of BS,,, since when do gauges go up and down so u dont know how much gas is in the tank and if thats so "normal" then I guess its normal for a car to stop and die in the middle of traffic as well????
  • or was the to paperboy_1? cuz he said he had a cobalt as well
  • he was referring to me.........
    i owned a 2005 chevy cobalt. When i bought it, it had 19 original miles on it.. i changed the oil every 3,000 miles, and spark plugs every 30,000 miles..never changed the transmission fluid till it started pouring out on a daily basis.but i guess after about 130,000 i changed the fluid every day.. ie.. it leaked out, so i poured more in.. also i did not break the speed limit very much because i have to pay the tickets/tires/gas and everything plus im not a teenager so i did not abuse my car.
    poncho167 is one of those die hard chevy fans. who will not listen to anyone have a bad opinion of the cars he likes.. the proof is all the crap about the car being better than another car or this or that award and so on..all i know is about is the cobalt i bought and cdn shawty knows about his cobalt that he bought.. all the rewards/hype is just that 'hype' surrounding a car so who cares about that stuff. I am an individual and i base a cars worth on how it preforms with me personaly not how car and driver or whoever rates a car, thats silly. All car company put out there 'we build a good car and buy one because everyone wants one and look at what all the top experts say'.the reality is that those experts do not drive the cars when they have 100,000+ miles on them while still driving 200 miles a day seven days a week to work and back.they drive them when they are new, which i have to say when mine was new i was impressed with it as a 4 cylinder. After i got some miles on it , I was not so impressed. i and shawty want our cars to last a long time, thats why we bought them...i got the gm discount that helped me decide... but anyway, i would have much preferred my cobalt to last longer than 3 years and 157,000 miles.. but it didn't and i can not justify anyone buying one bases on my real world experience.. every time i and shawty have had a breakdown we have make our best efforts to have our cars fixed..in my case it was a total loss.. i am in my 30's, have done all the required maintainance, always kept good tires and breaks, kept the fluids to the proper levels and was looking forward to paying the car off and not having a car payment at all. For a few years assuming the cobalt held up. Which was what i wanted. But sadly it died and i had to go buy something else, and take a 5400 dollar loss on my crappy cobalt which was what i owed at the time of its death.. i wish i would not have had to trade..
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    What do you mean it died? Was it because you forgot to do some vital maintenance that most cars get at 100,000 miles or if Japanese 50-60,000 miles.
  • whats with ppl making accusations against others about not doing maintenance?? like not all cars or perfect or no one would be on this site so I dont get how ppl can sit and accuse ppl of not doing this or that if you weren't there and didnt drive the car
  • some people think they are right no matter what.. actually i really do not have a clue as to what he is saying. already said i did all the maintenance and keep the car up..but he wants to revisit the maintenance issue like it was me that crapped the car out..which it wasn't its a quality issue on the manufacturing end, or should i say lack of quality on the manufacturing end.. eighter way im not getting into a maintenance discussion since i ment what i said the first time and will not repeat myself.....its a lack of quality on the manufacturing end and thats that...if it was an issue of maintenance i would be getting 150ish miles out of all my cars.. instead i traded my nissan sentra at 230,000 <--still ran good just wanted something new.my nissan pickup truck was still running at 284,000 miles traded that for my cobalt which dies at 157,000..which makes no sence if its me not doing something then i would expect none of my vehicles to break the 200k mark.. its just the usa made vehicles that i owned and them only that did not see 200k+.. ahh yes speaking of usa cars..my cavalier died at 189,000 engine threw a rod, and my ford taurus the transmission went out on it at 163,000 both now junk yard items.. on the bright side of things my buddy still has his nissan pickup truck with 290k+ miles on it..still running great for him at 290,000 miles and 22 years old
  • 155K miles you can't really complain. I had 2 Toyota's and they both died around 130K with cooling system problems even after replacing the entire cooling system. Most likely a head gasket problem. But they also had other problems before that.
  • I have a 2006 Cobalt with a standard transmission that I bought 3 months ago. Now and then I have a problem with the shifting from 1st to second. It feels like it wants to stall out in highway traffic. Does anyone else have this problem?
  • What more do you want out of your cobalt,you over load it everyday and you stop and go a thousand times everyday. Sounds to me you need to do more regular maintenance.
  • This is my second Cobalt,the last one was the 07 Supercharged,I have NO that is none problems with either one of these Cobalts.So Im sorry you all have problems,me I will NEVER buy a rice burner NEVER EVER.
  • I have a Chevy Cobalt LT 2006 and purchased it in October 2006. It has 238,000K miles and I love it. 5 Speed may be lucky but I am going to upgrade to Malibu because of the size.
  • I purchased my 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt from Vandergriff Chevrolet March 2008. Happy of my very 1st major purchase and my very 1st brand new car!! After 6 months of driving the vehicle, may car starts to give me hesitation and stalling with jumping RPMs. Since then I would go to service at every oil change and report problem. They could never duplicate the problem. A service manager, Mr. Scheroder, even drove around with me and at the time the car didnt stall. Over the course of these 3 years, it took me until this year to THINK!! Just video tape it! i did, and finally... WE SEE THE PROBLEM!! hmmm? now you see it? 1st it was the torque converter.. replaced. Problem is still there, took it back, NOW its the transmission chip or something.. replaced.. problem is still here. I picked my vehicle up today 5/6/2011 and less than 5 mins the problem is still there. I have cantacted GM and I get their call center that is obviously no located in the USA then i have been assigned 3 different "district specialist" Kevin, Deongela, and now Victoria.. There was one more that I have yet to speak with about my Power Steering failing on me which caused me to wreck and get hit by an 18 wheeler but thats a whole different topic. I hate talking about b/c i'm still in fear when i drive just thinking about the hit. what if my kids where in the car? Back to vanderfgriff.. Overall, i will never buy from them again. I am the only person in my family that went to Vandergriff and we have 6 GM made vehicles. None but my death trap Cobalt has had issues. Back and forth back and forth. If they worked on my vehicle today.. why was my car so scorching hot on the inside of it? felt like its been sitting outside for the past 3 days it was there. I'm not stupid. I flagged down a local sheriff on my way home, asked his advice and he kindly witnessed the hesitation. I just mailed in my Lemon Law complaint and will make sure I am not going to have to deal with this Car and its issues AGAIN! I have to pay another certified mechanic just to inspect the work Vandergriff supposedly performed for me. ready for this to be over

    ...and to think, i was made famous by this car back in december 3, 2010.. headline news.. MANSFIELD SUPER MOM DELIVERS BABY IN HER CAR!! When i was on Fox news I wanted to blast GM and Vandergriff so bad but I said no kea.. dont cause trouble but NOW!! I'm determined. I will win if I don't quit and I'M NOT A QUITTER
  • cdn_shawtycdn_shawty Posts: 12
    eisheschayil- does ur car stall and have jumpy rpms all the time? i had jumpy rpms when i was down to 1/8th tank of gas and then my car would die even though it said there was stll 1/8th tank. FINALLY after over 3 years of this crap the one dealership replaced the sending unit and it fixed! mind u i still have problems with mygas gauge not reading right and I've pretty well gave up at this point especially when my warranty is up..
  • My 2008 Cobalt is having the jumping RPM's too. It mainly happens between 30 - 45mph when switching into high gear. The dealership could not duplicate the problem 4 times in a row and threatened to charge me $57 for wasting their time. I pulled the service advisor into the car and duplicated the problem within 2 minutes. As with your car, the dealership replaced the torque converter but it did not fix the problem. Since then, they claim not to be able to duplicate the probelm. The dealership elected not to replace the tranny solenoid valve which I insisted upon. It only costs $14 bucks on the internet but I don't know where it is or I would do it myself. I had a 2004 Yukon Denali that had a similar problem that was immediately corrected by replacing the solenoid valve. My extended warranty just ran out a few days ago too but the service advisor said the powertrain warranty would probably take care of it if they can duplicate the problem. The flickering RPM's is getting worse and is annoying as hell (your body gets thrown around in the car; accelerate and then decelerate 6 or 7 times in a row quicker than you can hit the gas pedal with your foot on and off). In addition, the dealership had to replace all of the control arms in the front end. The front tire sounded like it was going to fall off everytime I hit a bump. I had it all replaced right before the extended warranty ran out. This is why GM vehicles have a hard time competing against the Asian car manufacturers.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001
    fixmycobalt,

    Could you please email me your VIN? I would like to look further into your situation.

    Thank you,
    Caron, GM Customer Service
  • Hello Fixmycolbalt,
    I wanted to say that I have a 2008 coupe and I also am having a Jumping RPM's also. This happens when I am going around 30 to 40MPH and it is getting more annoying to me everyday. I have been told to check the gas I am buying---put in some gas treatment--and use some injector cleaner. I was also told to change the fuel filter that some junk may be floating. They have also told me that a dealer will bleed my bank account and you will still have the annoying jerking problem. I am not getting any code signals that will help me pinpoint a problem. I have to watch my P&Q's money wise so when I read your post it was exactly whats happening to my 08 colbalt. I wanted to know if you got the solenoid valve replaced and if that worked? If so did you replace it or did a shop do it---and if you found out where its at and of course the most important question--How much too replace it. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You----Terry :confuse:
  • #45 of 45 Re: Cobalt Key Stuck, Stalling, ans power steering Nighmare [fixmycobalt] by mountainboy1

    May 31, 2011 (6:07 pm)

    Replying to: fixmycobalt (May 27, 2011 7:04 pm)

    Hello Fixmycolbalt,
    I wanted to say that I have a 2008 coupe and I also am having a Jumping RPM's also. This happens when I am going around 30 to 40MPH and it is getting more annoying to me everyday. I have been told to check the gas I am buying---put in some gas treatment--and use some injector cleaner. I was also told to change the fuel filter that some junk may be floating. They have also told me that a dealer will bleed my bank account and you will still have the annoying jerking problem. I am not getting any code signals that will help me pinpoint a problem. I have to watch my P&Q's money wise so when I read your post it was exactly whats happening to my 08 colbalt. I wanted to know if you got the solenoid valve replaced and if that worked? If so did you replace it or did a shop do it---and if you found out where its at and of course the most important question--How much too replace it. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You----Terry
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001
    mountainboy1,
    I apologize for your concerns. If you have any questions comments or concerns please feel free to email me. I apologize I do not have technical information. My best advice is to speak with a dealer.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
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