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Batterty dead. Check engine light/Antifreeze pouring

My 2006 Cobalt battery keeps going dead. The shifter was repaired and it took a boast and started for three days and now will not start, sometimes it will take a jump start. After a jump start, I drove one mile reersed the car, heard a loud thump sound near the foot petal, the car shut off, got another jump start, the check engine light came on and after about five miles the car steamed and antifreeze poured out. Had the car towed. What could this be? The temp read 79. I can not start it because the battery is dead. Do I need to drain the radiator due to cold temp of 35 degrees to prevent a freeze in the block?

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  • neirbo May 11, 2010

    DO NOT DRAIN THE RADIATOR ( ANTI-FREEZE ) it wont freeze until around -10 to -20 below zero.you should run a 50/50 mix coolant/water.

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The main problem could be a well known cobalt ignition issue. check all fuses, wires, and connections if you've worked on cars before and call to see if you still have any warranty left. This should be handled by a chevy dealer or chevy trained mechanic...to isolate the issue fast and avoid repeat visits to get er done.

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