Unknown Cobalt Issue - Need Help
Hi everyone, I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt LS.
The last few months my cobalt has been making really bad shaking noises under the hood, specifically this happens when the cobalt goes over a hole/bump on the road. Any even, smooth surface, it's fine & no noise. Had inspection done on it by two shops, both made note that front suspension shaking... but neither made any comment/concern over it. So, assuming it was not in need of immediate repair & just an inconvenience, I moved on.
So, recently I made a move cross-states last month, and only just this last month the cobalt has started shaking very badly in the front. I had a shop take a look at it, they said Bushing needed replaced... I'm no mechanic so I took there word for it as it sounded legit. However, that didn't solve anything, shaking continued.
With some family advice, was recommended to check out the tires. Had 2 new tires put on the front, and after i hit road from the tire shop... it got worse! ...took it to the shop & found out the jagoff never did balance the tires. They balanced the tires, the vibrations/shaking stopped & life was good.
So just this last week, the shaking came back. Took it back to the tire shop again, they believe its bent rims? They insist I hit something, which isn't true. Perhaps a pothole, but I see no dent/bent rims anywhere.
The vibrations happens at 50+mph, and when car is on even surface (highway). You can feel the vibrations in the gas pedal & steering wheel.
I apologize for the rambling, but I just would like to get some help, any insight/answers I needed!