Question about 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
My 2005 chevy cobalt check engine light just came on. now the engine bogs down and it will not change gears.. it sounds like the transmission. where can i find the transmission fluid. my husband looked and we cannot locate the area on the engine. the car didn't come with an owners manual. any help would be great.
I think that this was a idiotic idea for them to do this the car has a closed case transmission meaning that there is no dip stick to check the fluid. what you do is at the side or back or the transmission you will see a bolt similar in to the design of a bolt on a oil pan. unscrew the bolt and if tranny fluid comes out you are fine if not add fluid until it comes out then put the bolt back in
Posted on Dec 11, 2014
COULD BE FAULTY VECHICLE SPEED SENSOR. BUT HAVE VECHICLE CODE SCAN. YOUR VECHICLE TIME FOR TRANSMISSION FLUID CHANGE IF FLUID IS LOW. YOUR VECHICLE HAS A CHECK PLUG ON TRANSMISSION ADJACENT TO OIL PAN DRAIN PLUG. YOUR VECHICLE HAS TO BE LEVEL AND RAISED ON A CAR LIFT WITH ENGINE RUNNING WITH CHECK PLUG REMOVED. TRANSMISSION FLUID SHOULD DRIP OUT SLOW DRIP FLUID LEVEL GOOD.TRANSMISSION FLUID DRIPS OUT FAST TOO MUCH FLUID IN TRANSMISSION. IF NO FLUID DRIP OUT YOU NEED ADD PINT AT A TIME.IT MUCH SAFER TO LET A GARAGE CHANGE CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID.WARNING THIS IS A DANGEROUS JOB TO DO YOUR SELF.VECHICLE NEED TO BE RAISED UP ON LEVEL HARD SURFACE.CAR SHOULD BE ON JACK STANDS.ENGINE NEED TO RUN UNTIL TRANSMISSION FLUID OPERATING TEMPERATURE REMOVE THE 11M OR 12M CHECK PLUG ON TRANSMISSION PUT DRAIN PAN UNDER TRANSMISSION. IF NO FLUID COME OUT ADD PINT AT A TIME. YOU POUR TRANSMISSION FLUID AT TOP TRANSMISSION AREA WHERE FILLER TUBE USE TO BE LOCATED REMOVE THE RED VENT FILL CAP.SCREW IT OFF USE A LONG LONG FUNNEL TO POUR FLUID IN TRANSMISSION. TO DO THIS JOB YOUR SELF NEED HELPER OR SOME BODY AROUND AT ALL TIMES BECAUSE ENGINE GOING TO BE RUNNING, YOU ARE GOING TO BE DIRECTLY UNDER THE CAR.WEAR LONG SLEEVE COVERALLS TO KEEP FROM GETTING BURN UNDER CAR.DONT PUT HAND OR ARMS NO WHERE NEAR THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY WHILE ENGINE RUNNING.LIKE I SAY BE CAREFUL THIS JOB IS A DEALERSHIP JOB.
Posted on Oct 05, 2011
I just had very similar problems with my 2005 Chevy Cobalt. It has 73,000 miles on it and my Fuel pump died. I had that replaced then it wouldnt change gears and the Speedometer didn't work. I took it to the dealer and found out my TCM had died as well. They replaced that now my check engine light is back on and is popping the code p0171 which means one engine bank is running lean (probably an oxegen sensor.)
Posted on Dec 03, 2010
There is no way you can check the transmission you must take it to the dealer.that is what i was told
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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