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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Engine Shaking

I went to start my car this Morning and It was turning over and just barelY didnt start. It was 5 degrees out and ive been due for a new battery. So i jumped it and when it started it was really shakey like the whole car was shaking pretty good. I let it rub for like 15 minutes and ait never went away. I has very lit power almost no throttle response. I changed all the plugs and nothing got better. any ideas on what it could be. Its an 05 with 83k on it. Ran completely fine yesterday.
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try putting a block heater on it

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Im not a cobalt enthuasist by any means so i go on here to search for answers with problems with my car. This was the first time i didnt find any in a search so i started a new thread bout my problem. Block heater is not the problem. I just barely got to autozone and back to get the check engine light code checked, and he said it had multiple misfires and then ,mentioned burning metal smell and my "down pipe" to my cat was literally glowing orange
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Good on changing the plugs. If it was my car, I'd probably change my plug wires too and see if that worked.

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The cat was glowing red, eh? Maybe it was running super, super rich...

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to follow up for anyone having this probelm down the road..... it ended up being the ignition control module. $80.00 @ autozone. Only problem is when the pipe before the cat was getting so hot it burned out the o2 sensor aswell. It only got so hot i think cause i left it idling for quite a while thinking it might have been some water in the fuel and had to work its way out
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I didn't see any mention of error codes in this thread. I bought a $29.95 error code reader off Amazon and the printed Cobalt shop manual so I could look stuff up. Is that how they figured it out, by using an error code reader?

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they used the OBDII scanner that plugs into the port just under the driverside dash next to the pullt down compartment with the trunk button in it
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