2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Chevrolet Cobalt 2005

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 59 repairs.
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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (64%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

41000 mi

US $15
Engine light diagnosed as fuel system problem/lean. Added 64 oz. mineral spirits to full tank of gas. Presently waiting for light to go out(mineral spirits are same as injector cleaner). 
45000 mi Engine Light went out in April with no further repairs. 
83000 mi

US $121
Engine light on. code said O2 sensor. replaced and light stays off. 

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

55180 mi

C $408
125000 mi

US $520
Fuel lines broke and had to be completely replaced. Gasoline leaked onto road while driving requiring a tow. 
128340 mi

C $226
Engine light was on, 3 codes. MAP and MAF were replaced. Oil Excessive oil consumption was identified (Caused piston rings and or head gasket). Inspected but no repair attempted. Car started misfiring at idle and the check engine light came on. Apparently low oil level lead to vaccum leak. 
47000 mi

US $120
Throttle Body Actuator set check engine light off. Got code, then ordered part and fixed myself for 120. 
105400 mi

C $280
Ignition coil went bad Also replaced fuel filter and plugs at the same time. 
59000 mi

US $85
Check engine light was on they said it was due to the knock sensor needing to be reprogrammed and the "evap vent solenoid" needed to be replaced. I have not noticed any change in mileage or performance so I decided to not pay the $300+ they quoted me ... 
68000 mi

US $500
serpentine belt needed replacing 

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

supercharged 205hp 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

91000 mi

US $252
IAT/MAP Sensor plastic was cracked, sensor and vehicle operated normally, replaced sensor anyways. 
116000 mi Intercooler pump has stopped working. Replacement pump ordered, yet to be installed. 
140000 mi intercooler pump failed 

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

103000 mi

US $247
Car wouldnt start one morning. Took off the coils and removed the boots and saw that cylinders 2 and 3 werent firing. Replaced the coil packs and the ignition control module and its been riding smooth since. 
207000 mi

US $700
Rocker disintegrated, shoved intake valve open, crashed into piston, rod fell apart, bent oil pickup in oil pan. Replaced rocker and entire bottom end. 
211000 mi Spun a rod in the rebuilt motor after 4k miles. car is down and wont be repaired again, not worth putting any more money into. gonna sell it to pick n pull 

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2dr Coupe

145-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

19000 mi Key got stuck in ignition and would not come out. Replaced shifter. 

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Engine Problems

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