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2008lt 03-19-2019 09:56 PM

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2008 cobalt lt auto 100,000km got the car for 1500$ put some rockers on the car and now doing control arm bushings & sway bar bushings, changed all the filters & oil with a synthetic blend 5w-30!! Going to change the plugs and looking for some recommendations & also what issues have others had.

montagc 03-20-2019 06:58 AM

Congrats on the car! Yours has low miles, but I'd say pull the valve cover. 10 minute job to remove and 10 minute job to replace, 10mm and 8mm sockets, pliers, flathead screwdriver are all that's needed. Check timing chain slack and front guide. Tensioners are known to bind up and the front guide is known to crack.

Thogan3 03-20-2019 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by montagc (Post 1847912)
Congrats on the car! Yours has low miles, but I'd say pull the valve cover. 10 minute job to remove and 10 minute job to replace, 10mm and 8mm sockets, pliers, flathead screwdriver are all that's needed. Check timing chain slack and front guide. Tensioners are known to bind up and the front guide is known to crack.

The benefits of living/working in a small town, my 2009 Cobalt just turned 50,000 miles (80,000 km)

2008lt 03-23-2019 06:07 AM

Did the plugs, control arm bushing, and sway bar bushings!! Notice a huge change in the gas mileage, the plugs we’re the original, think it’s time to do ball joints, should have just done the whole control arm!! Any suggestion on brands for front end parts??

1966tbird 03-27-2019 07:41 PM

Get the onpiece forged aluminum lower control arms and replace your shocks & struts with the FE5 from the SS. Be sure you get the Pre 08 forged aluminum lower control arms. They changed the steering knuckles in 2008 for the SS. You will love the feel of the stiffer shockes & struts.
Also consider cruise control update. You should only need the control buttons and a simple activation in the Body Control Module for the LT.
There are how to threads here.

Fool lock and congrats on your low mileage find.

2008lt 04-02-2019 02:26 PM

Car already has cruise, it’s the 2lt, but this rattle when I got over bumps is driving me nuts and can’t seem to figure it out.

1966tbird 04-03-2019 03:05 PM

Rattle is a good chance it is the sway bar bushings about $10 bucks from RockAuto and 10 min install.


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