2006 cobalt ss engine rattling sound
22/3/2011 - This rattling sound caused me to get a brand new engine, under power train warranty luckily enough. $4,800 for the engine, plus whatever labor is what it would have cost me. Im guessing maybe would have cost around $7,000 at $100 an hour for labor.
Anyway driving to work one morning I had the low battery and low oil pressure lights come on in the dash, I also noticed that the Boost would not go above zero, even if I put the pedal to the floor. By the time I got to the dealer the ABS light was on and the wiper blades were moving very slowly across the windshield. I figured my alternator was on its way out. My coolant temp was normal but the rattling sound had gotten louder.
So the car was in the shop for about 4 weeks because I had to wait two weeks for a new engine to get shipped in.....heres some of the things they noted on my service invoice:
- "key way on crank shaft sheared off causing crank to spin with out driving oil pump or accessories"
- "found metal filings in base pan. inspected crank bearing failure present. Journals blue from lack of oil."
- "found timing chain tensioner bolts broke off in cylinder head and block. unrepairable damage done to bolt holes and mounting area."
Note: This video was taken the day i got my car back from the dealer saying they fixed the rattling sound. They said it seemed to go away once the car warmed up. A few weeks later I was driving to work in the morning when I experienced the problems as stated above.
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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: http://www.click2houston.com/automotive/22710854/detail.html#story
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 on.
It only takes five minutes, so please call in!
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