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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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I'm new to the forum and I just bought a 07 LS Cobalt w/ 5seed. It is still under warranty and the engine light (steady) came on. The dealer ran a check and said that it is the clutch switch and is replacing the part. Has anyone else experienced this kind of sensitivity from the sensor in the clutch pedal.
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you buy it new or used?



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used has 35,000 miles on it
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idk that guy must have abused the clutch then



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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not that great on the clutch myself, but I have had the car for only 2 wks. Do you think after they fix it and I watch my foot it will be ok? I am in the decision process on whether I will get an extended warranty on it. I didn't feel a need to do this until now; since I don't really know its history. This is my first car and I really like it.
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well wait a few weeks to decide about the warranty depending on how the clutch feels then



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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 08:13 PM
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take it back to the dealer and make em fix that. i think the warenty is a waste of money. i had it for my 1st cobalt and when something went wrong they always try n find a loop hole so they dont have to fix it. i cancceled it and got my money back. i had the best 1 2!!!
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thanks for the quick responce. I will post how it goes; and I will pick my foot up off the clutch!
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Thanks for the info on the ext. warr. my feelings also. I am still worried about this engine light going off and what this 'clutch release switch' is all about. I did some research

Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0833 - Team ZR-1 Corvette Racers

according to this and the document given to me by the mechanic at the dealership they suggest to adjust the clutch pedal position sensor as opposed to replacing it. My mechanic said he is going to replace it. I assume he used a DVOM to check the clutch, but it goes on to say this code can set if the driver rests their foot on the clutch preventing the pedal from reaching the top switch....this would be me!

I guess my questions are...do they need to replace this? and if they do, am I going to have other problems? Or would it be just wise to replace it and reduce the sensitivity by adjusting it so the pedal must travel farther before engaging the switch?
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The current bumper to bumper warranty is covering it. I have 500 miles left on this warranty. Then the power-train warranty is for 100,000 miles. I do alot of freeway miles and will run this warranty out fast.
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