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So I was at a red light and my 2005 chevy cobalt turns off. I panick. So I keep trying to start the engine with the key. nothing. I get out walk to liquour store to call my bro (the day i forget my cell) and the man doesnt let me use the phone neither does a customer! So I went to the bakery. When I come back to car what happens? the engine starts! So, what should I do, go to the dealer so they can charge me an arm and a leg? or can you help me? The engine power reduced light has come on before but only when it was parked and wouldnt start. This is the first time it turns off when its actually on the road!! help.

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My suggestion is this. Change your fuel filter. Often they plug up & don't supply enough fuel. If you leave the key on long enough pressure will usually return for a short time & presto the same problem again. The fuel filter is usually located on the passenger side frame rail rear door area. Change it! Good luck!

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  • cryptsaver Oct 22, 2010

    I had the same problem with my car. After diagnostic it said bad TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). It turns out that on this vehicle the sensor cannot be purchased alone but the whole throttle body. A friend suggested cleaning the throttle manually because there is build up of gunk and dirt in the area. I did it myself and the problem went away instanly. I have suggested this to other owners and has also worked on their vehicles. Hope this helps.

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