You put the car into gear, it idles up, then slams into gear. Depress the brake pedal and move the shift lever through the gear ranges, pausing a few seconds in each range. It's in such a bad location, from the 2006 model year on, it was relocated. They are unable to find any issues with the car. The power steering also fails. Wait 5 minutes, start your car. The standard rear axle uses 75W-90 synthetic gear oil.
You wouldn't start an engine without engine oil, right? It just clips into place. The first time it happened I had the car towed to the dealership. One has to completely drain the transmission to know how much transmission fluid is in there and then you have to put the exact amount in that the manual calls for. Try to use the Chevrolet speaker adapters plugs so you don't need to cut wires and mess up the electric system, you can get those from eBay or amazon. Went to just answer though this site to see if they can help, will post if so. I am no longer able to drive this car and I am making payments on this dead horse.
Start the engine and allow the engine to idle until the transmission fluid temperature has reached the value specified. Sensors on the transmission detect slight vibrations and jerks and the light informs you of the unusual activity. In order to check the transmission fluid, your vehicle likely has check valve on the bottom of the transmission on the bottom of your car. The cobalt doesnt have a dipstick to check the fluid. With the engine running, shift transmission through all gears. There is something very wrong with this picture. .
I drive 90 miles a day back and forth to work. What kind of idiot designed this car? The 2005 Silverado had a hydraulic clutch system. You have to take half of the engine apart to get to the stupid two bolts that hold the thermostat housing in. Overfilling the transmission can do just as much harm as not having enough fluid. Had to go to school. It sounds difficult, but its really not.
This is not a substitute for your common sense, skill level and reading the directions! When you're ready for a replacement, go to AutoZone for a high-quality performance automatic transmission for Chevrolet Cobalt. The 2005 Silverado with four-wheel drive uses 80W-90 gear oil. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. The 2005 Silverado has to available rear axles, standard and steerable. It came up that the transmission module was failing. I took the car to my mechanic to have the A-frame bushings replaced another common problem with this car. The most common cause for transmission slip is low trans fluid level.
A transaxle fluid leak is the only reason for fluid loss. Hey, hope they go out of business for making such garbage. The Cobalt is notorious for all kinds of electrical issues. The water pump needed to come off too, so a couple new gaskets there. I just had one changed, the poor mechanic had to raise and lower the hoist about 6 times - a little work from above, a little work from below.
If transmission has been overfilled, allow fluid to drain out. Some of our top Automatic Transmission Fluid product brands are , and. On 2005 Silverado's with a five-speed manual transmission without low gear, General Motors recommends only synchromesh transmission fluid. It has happened several times since then. The check engine light is another indicator that your car is starting to have problems. In 1999 Chevrolet released a new pickup bearing a familiar name: the Silverado.
That means you can not add trans fluid, it has to go to the dealer to get it done right. Posted on Sep 28, 2009 checking the transmission fluid involves lifting the vehicle and removing a plug on the transmission, it is quite difficult and messy if you don't have access to a lift, the vehicle has to be level and at operating temperature in park, there is a small plug on the side of the transmission near the passenger axle shaft. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. Th efuid level should be even with the bottom of the threaded plug hole. It then starts shifting erradically.