Routine Maintenance List: Looking for Suggestions - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Problems and Service Talk about any mechanical problems you are having

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 74
Routine Maintenance List: Looking for Suggestions

Hey guys,
Well the wife's car has about 85k on the clock. Other then the usual oil/tranny/gear oil maintence I have performed what else do you guys suggest I replace. She drives it two miles a day. I have discovered that I need to replace the shocks and struts as one of each is toast. I will be changing the belt and tensioners as most of the pulleys are bad. The battery took a crap at the 3 year mark, so that is new.

Thanks for any other suggestions.

Jesse

07 Acura TL- PHD FB 4.1s for kicks,center, rear fill, AF 1.C TW for dash, AF 8.1 for doors, Audiomobile Elite 2208 for rear deck, Pair of FB 12.1, Helix A4 and saving up for more Helix amps and Bitone.
95 Mustang- DVA-7996;H701/C701; Focal Utopia 3-way on PPI PC2150;Morel M428 on PC2100; Boston TypeM SE tweets on PPI PC225; Sub JL 10W6v2 on PPI PC1400 Special Edition
99 Durango IVA-W505; Memphis: 15-MCS6 x2 sets; 15-MC42; 16-XO3; 15-MCP12D4 x2; Powered by Big Belle 1300

Last edited by Coby7; 08-05-2012 at 01:30 PM.
splaudiohz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 10:34 AM
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
Cabin air filter if it has never been changed. Fuel filter at this stage might not be a bad investment either.

Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly
Coby7 is offline  
post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 74
Cabin filter was done last oil change. How difficult is the fuel filter?

07 Acura TL- PHD FB 4.1s for kicks,center, rear fill, AF 1.C TW for dash, AF 8.1 for doors, Audiomobile Elite 2208 for rear deck, Pair of FB 12.1, Helix A4 and saving up for more Helix amps and Bitone.
95 Mustang- DVA-7996;H701/C701; Focal Utopia 3-way on PPI PC2150;Morel M428 on PC2100; Boston TypeM SE tweets on PPI PC225; Sub JL 10W6v2 on PPI PC1400 Special Edition
99 Durango IVA-W505; Memphis: 15-MCS6 x2 sets; 15-MC42; 16-XO3; 15-MCP12D4 x2; Powered by Big Belle 1300
splaudiohz is offline  
 
post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 01:42 PM
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
I'm sorry, yours (2005) might be inside the tank. But if it's on the outside like mine it is really easy to change. You spill a bit of gas but it's just press and pull fittings.

Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly
Coby7 is offline  
post #5 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 74
Okay, sweet. I will add that to the list and do that as well. So far we have:

KYB front struts and rear shocks
AC Delco belt (not 100% on size but I think I have it)
AC Delco Tensioner
New lock switch
New plugs
New Fuel filter

Grand Total of about 386.00 shipped. Not too shabby.

07 Acura TL- PHD FB 4.1s for kicks,center, rear fill, AF 1.C TW for dash, AF 8.1 for doors, Audiomobile Elite 2208 for rear deck, Pair of FB 12.1, Helix A4 and saving up for more Helix amps and Bitone.
95 Mustang- DVA-7996;H701/C701; Focal Utopia 3-way on PPI PC2150;Morel M428 on PC2100; Boston TypeM SE tweets on PPI PC225; Sub JL 10W6v2 on PPI PC1400 Special Edition
99 Durango IVA-W505; Memphis: 15-MCS6 x2 sets; 15-MC42; 16-XO3; 15-MCP12D4 x2; Powered by Big Belle 1300

Last edited by splaudiohz; 08-05-2012 at 06:28 PM.
splaudiohz is offline  
post #6 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
I think you can just change the bearing in the tensioner.

Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly
Coby7 is offline  
post #7 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coby7 View Post
I think you can just change the bearing in the tensioner.
Yes you can. However the spring in the tensioner arm is bad on her car. I gotta ask Coby7, how the hell did you get so knowledgeable with these cars? Your like the KJV of cobalts!

07 Acura TL- PHD FB 4.1s for kicks,center, rear fill, AF 1.C TW for dash, AF 8.1 for doors, Audiomobile Elite 2208 for rear deck, Pair of FB 12.1, Helix A4 and saving up for more Helix amps and Bitone.
95 Mustang- DVA-7996;H701/C701; Focal Utopia 3-way on PPI PC2150;Morel M428 on PC2100; Boston TypeM SE tweets on PPI PC225; Sub JL 10W6v2 on PPI PC1400 Special Edition
99 Durango IVA-W505; Memphis: 15-MCS6 x2 sets; 15-MC42; 16-XO3; 15-MCP12D4 x2; Powered by Big Belle 1300
splaudiohz is offline  
post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 10:46 PM
Staff Alumni
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
scagnetti76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Helena Mt
Posts: 3,700
Garage
Im a fan of changing every fluild (at least)every 30k myself. Coolant and brake not being noted. I know Chevy has high hopes for their fluids, but....
Also thermostat wouldnt hurt at that milage.
Another good one is Chevy upgraded timing chain tensioner.Easier than coolant flush.

Last edited by scagnetti76; 08-05-2012 at 10:58 PM.
scagnetti76 is offline  
post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by scagnetti76 View Post
Im a fan of changing every fluild (at least)every 30k myself. Coolant and brake not being noted. I know Chevy has high hopes for their fluids, but....
I have all of our trannies flushed every 30k along with a full engine flush and rad flush.
Quote:
Originally Posted by scagnetti76 View Post
Also thermostat wouldn't hurt at that mileage.
Another good one is Chevy upgraded timing chain tensioner.Easier than coolant flush.
I can get a T-stat and gasket on the list. These things have timing chain tensioners? Wow. Long shot from gears and a double rolling chain I am use to dealing with. You have a link on how to swap that?

Okay so we are up to:

KYB front Struts:
KYB Part # 339085 GR-2 / Excel-G
Front Left
KYB Part # 339084 GR-2 / Excel-G
Front Right

----$72.79ea

KYB Rrear Shocks:
KYB Part # 349043 GR-2 / Excel-G
Rear Right
Rear Left

----$27.79ea

AC Delco belt:
ACDELCO Part # 5K400 {#88932590} K05 21/32" x 40 5/8"
----
$14.18

AC Delco Tensioner:
ACDELCO Part # 38177 {#89034218} Steel Smooth/Backside (82mm x 17mm x 27mm)
TENSIONER,DRV BELT 4 DOORS
TENSIONER,DRV BELT 2 DOORS

----$59.79

New lock switch:
DORMAN Part # 901035
Front Left

----$9.57

New plugs:
ACDELCO Part # 17 {#88879892} RAPIDFIRE PLUG
SPARK PLUG .043 GAP
SPARK PLUG .043 GAP; 4 DOORS
SPARK PLUG .043 GAP; 2 DOORS

----$6.23ea

New Fuel filter:
ACDELCO Part # GF824 {#15233471, 22734980, GF821}
FILTER,FUEL

----$34.99

Timing chain Tensioner:
ACDELCO Part # 12608580
TENSIONER,TMG CHAIN

----$34.79

T-stat and gasket:
ACDELCO Part # 131158 {#12615097, 12622410, 131139, 55350941, 90537453} replaces 90537453 replaces 12615097
THERMOSTAT,ENG COOL

----$28.79

New total: $463.73 with tax and shipping. I still need to replace the ignition/lock cylinder.

BTW What plugs do these things take OEM? Or are the ones I picked the ones for this car.

07 Acura TL- PHD FB 4.1s for kicks,center, rear fill, AF 1.C TW for dash, AF 8.1 for doors, Audiomobile Elite 2208 for rear deck, Pair of FB 12.1, Helix A4 and saving up for more Helix amps and Bitone.
95 Mustang- DVA-7996;H701/C701; Focal Utopia 3-way on PPI PC2150;Morel M428 on PC2100; Boston TypeM SE tweets on PPI PC225; Sub JL 10W6v2 on PPI PC1400 Special Edition
99 Durango IVA-W505; Memphis: 15-MCS6 x2 sets; 15-MC42; 16-XO3; 15-MCP12D4 x2; Powered by Big Belle 1300
splaudiohz is offline  
post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 12:09 PM
Super Moderator
Staff Alumni
YourCobalt of the Month Winner


 
Blackbalts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
Posts: 5,481
Garage
AC Delco are the correct plugs but I'm not sure about the rapid fire option.


05 Mitsubishi Evolution 8
05 Chevy Cobalt LS (RIP 7/13/2013)
99 Nissan Altima GXE (Daily)
99 Subaru Legacy (Daily)
07 Jeep Liberty Limited (No longer the tow truck for the balt )

If you have questions and I'm not on please PM, notifications go straight to my phone 24/7.

My Showoff
Join YC on FB
Syndicate of Tuners.com
Blackbalts is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome