Getting rid of a check engine light with my chevy cobalt @ 100mph (160kmh) 2.2L
This is a video that I have taken randomly on a bridge just for fun and the funny thing is that at the last second when i stop the video, just before that the check engine light disapear when im rolling at 100mph. I never knew what this check engine light was for but its funny to see how it disapeared.
This cobalt is totally stock with the 145hp 2.2L engine.
Check Engine Light Basics - EricTheCarGuy
If you have the code you can look up what it means here
Sorry about the camera focus on this one, whenever I use my wide angle lens
it tends to do this. Aside from that I have a lot of video shot that I
don't intend to post here because of time constraints, these videos will be
made available at a later date through the EricTheCarGuy website. I used
this video because I didn't have anything else this week that I could use
for the show and I like to do at least one a week if I can. I have lots
more scheduled so stay tuned in the coming weeks.
As for Check Engine Lights they come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes
they are easy to diagnose and others can be a bit more challenging. I plan
to do an entire series on this subject so don't consider this the last time
I will cover this. The point of this video is to familiarize yourself
with the basic hook up of a scan tool to read the codes stored in the on
board computer nothing more, I got a bit carried away with my O2 sensor
explanation and had to cut most of it. Much of what I cut from these will
also be available at a later date as a series of "Tips" that may be made
available on future shows or on DVD depending on the subject.
I hope this video is informative if you have any questions you can post
them as a response to this video or visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com,
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Here are some links to information about retrieving codes from vehicles pre
OBD II. You can also search for OBD I or OBD 0 to get more information
specific to the vehicle that you may be working on.
I hope these help, have a great day.
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how to convert from 6 volt to 12 volt
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In this video we show you how to convert your 1953 Chevy Pickup from 6
volts to 12 volts.
Make sure your vehicle is negativly grounded. This means the negative side
of the battery gets connected to the frame.
Make sure you have the correct engine before ordering Alternator brackets.
GM and Chevy had different engines, and the brackets are different for the
Make sure you replace all the light bulbs. They will burn out quick if you
don't. I take them all out, count how many of each I need, and then run to
the auto parts store and match the base with a 12 volt bulb. I have never
had an issue finding a replacement. The rear tail lights on this vehicle
are LED. The customer supplied me with them and I think they are from
Brothers Trucks. They are extremly bright and very much worth the money.
YOU WILL BE DISSAPOINTED IN THE INTENSITY IF YOU JUST CHANGE THE REAR TAIL
LIGHT BULBS! The existing housing does not have good reflective properties,
and even a 12 volt light does not show up very well. These LEDs are amazing
The blower motor and windshield wiper motor either need to be replaced or
have an inline resistor to pull the voltage down. I do not like resistors
because they induce Heat into the vehicle. It is safer (in my opinion) to
change them out with 12 volt counterparts.
The starter can Stay. If spins quickly on 12 volts!
The horn can stay, but the horn relay should be changed.
The alternator can be any 10 si alternator. You can even get a single wire
one so you only have 1 terminal to hook up. You will not use the existing
regulator at all. I believe this one fits a 70's suburban. it is rated at
the fuel gauge needs to be regulated to 6 volts. This device shown connects
to the powered side of the gauge, and to a ground. It works very well.
the wiring can stay the same, in fact it most likely is overrated for 12
volts. This is because 6 volts requires more amperage to run the same
wattage of bulb. When you increase volts, you decrease amps, allowing you
to go with a smaller size of wire for the same equipment.
However, check to make sure the old fabric covered wire is not brittal. If
it is, replace it. In this vehicle there was no protection for a dead short
from the battery to the ignition, I did put 80 amp maxi fuses in to protect
against this potential fire hazard.
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Chevy Cobalt Fuel Filter replacement (installation)
This video will show you how to replace the fuel filter on a Chevrolet
Cobalt. I noticed that there are great write ups and some pictures on how
to do it but no one (that im aware of) has made a video. This is my first
YouTube video so I hope its easy to understand and helpful for everyone.
Oh no! My check engine light is on. Now what?
Denny will tell you some main reasons the check engine light will go off.
He also explains how to avoid it from happening.
The triangle exclamation light is something to be taken serious. But don't
think that your car is going to blow up. The thing to remember is that your
car is an enclosed system. Check the obvious firsts: doors, gas cap, etc.
Visit service for any questions.
Chevrolet Cobalt Headlight Removal How-to
Decided to make a video to show how to remove the headlights on a Cobalt,
since many people have problems trying to do this, especially for first
EDIT: Since a few people have commented that I don't describe how to change
the actual bulb, I'll add it here. Once the headlight is out, disconnect
the big blue plug that's plugged into the back of the bulb. Twist the big
black ring thing counter clockwise until it becomes free. Remove it and the
bulb will be free for removal. Install new bulb and installation is reverse
How To Unlock A Car Door With A Potato
How to unlock a car door with a potato. how to make slime you can eat
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Chevy Cobalt Power Steering Recall Investigative Report on KPRC Channel 2 Houston
***WE DID IT!!! GM ANNOUNCED A RECALL ON MARCH 1, 2010!!!
Read More here:
Hello all! First thanks for calling in and reporting your steering issues.
Over 1,000 complaints have been filed since our video was posted and we
caught the attention of KPRC Cahnnel 2 in Houston who did an investigative
report on the topic and found some great information.
If you are having this issue please call in! We have to keep the pressure
It only takes five minutes, so please call in!
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Oil Filter Change in Chevy Cobalt 2.2L Ecotec
We didnt do the whole oil change but this is just to show how to change the
oil filter in a Chevy Cobalt or with the ecotech motors. You will need a
inch and quater socket to remove the oil filter. 2.2L
How To Fix or Turn Off Any Check Service Engine Soon Light, Dash Lights, ABS, Security
How to fix any dash light that stays on! This is a free fix that takes
about an hour to do. We've all had that annoying dash light stay on
constantly. It NEVER goes out and glares in your face every time you drive
your car. It's distracting and you want it off regardless of what it
takes. Take the dash out. Turns out my car used a 7mm socket to take out
the two bolts holding in the plastic dash bezel on. Remove that and gain
access to the 4 bolts holding on your dash unit. Remove the bolts holding
on the dash assembly and remove the dash. Some cars have individual lights
for each dummy light. Such lights as Check Engine Soon, Service Vehicle
Soon, ABS, Antilock Brakes, Security, Brake, Trac off, Traction off,
Airbag, SRS, etc. After the dash is out find the correct light you want
turned off and remove the light from behind, on older models. On Newer
models, take the dash out and pull it apart at the clips. Gain Access to
the circuit board. When you plug in the dash you'll see where the light is
on the other side. Sometimes you won't be able to gain access to the light
itself. So, what I did was cut through the circuit board line that goes to
the light effectively cutting the power line in to that certain light. Be
sure you cut the right ones! If you have questions just ask, I'll try and
guide you through. Check the dash once the lights out or cut and bolt
everything back together. Easy and free fix!