Power steering failing repeatedly on 2005 Chevy Cobalt
The power steering light comes on and it loses power steering. If the car is restarted it works for a while: maybe five minutes, maybe five days. It's been failing repeatedly for over a month. Our mechanic says it is a known issue and the fix is to replace the steering column and power steering motor - over $1000.
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The steering motor is located on the colum under the dash,poor design.I bought one at a salvage yard for 150 bucks.took about 2 hours to replace it.you cant just replace the motor,it all comes together
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any mechanic with a quality scanner can help you solve this problem, get the codes from the computer and get back to me and we'll go from there. Please rate my fix as i strive to be the best,need more help get back to me Thanks Ray
Gonna take a gander at a guess, and say a power stearing pump. Are you losing power brakes at the same time? If so, probably a serpentine belt. Or a loose pulley (bearing) in there. If only power stearing, check the power stearing fluid first.
Yes your absolutly right.
I have a 2006 Cobalt and my power steering completly failed. And this isn't a cheap fix. A quote of over $700 for a steering column replacement because these cars run electronic steering. Unless your under warrenty start searching salvage yards for working steering columns.
General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 2005-2010 model year Chevrolet Cobalt vehicles;
2005 model year Pontiac Pursuit; 2005-2006 model year Pontiac G4; 2006 model year Pontiac G5 Pursuit; and 2007-2010 model year Pontiac G5
vehicles equipped with electric power steering. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which a sudden loss of power steering assist could occur at
any time while driving the vehicle. If the power steering assist is lost, a chime will sound and a "Power Steering" message will be displayed in the
Driver Information Center to inform the driver of the condition. Steering control will be maintained, as the vehicle defaults to a manual steering mode.
If power steering assist is lost, it may require greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds, for example, below 15 mph (25 km/h). Unless a driver
compensates for this additional effort, it may increase the risk of a crash.