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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Heater Clicking and Wind Noise

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I'm new here, I just bought myself a 2007 Cobalt, 4 door, white, with all the power options and features. I have upgraded to this car from a 1992 Ford F150, so I know nothing about the newer cars.

Everything runs great, and I had a couple recalls done at the local dealership. The only problems I have with it, well more like annoyances, are the heater fan has an annoying clicking noise when it's on. Also I am getting wind noise from the driver's side door.

I am thinking replace the blower motor and the door's weather seal.

Are all the blower motors like this? Is there an aftermarket replacement I can get that won't be as annoying as the factory one?

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the heaters all do it, just a typical cobalt thing. They are a semi-pita to change because they need to be cut out.

For the door, how does it line up with the fender, roof, back door?

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For the heater start by replacing the cabin air filter. While the filter is out, run the fan to see if you can hear the noise, you might have a tree leaf or pine needle stuck somewhere. Vacuum the inside if you have dirt that made it pass the filter then insert new clean fresh filter (your lungs will love you for it).

As far as door wind noise verify that weather strip is not torn at the top, if it's OK check that top right corner of door is even with other corner of other door. If not like mine was, you'll need to bend the door frame a little. I had a body shop do it because they knew exactly what to do and where to place the block of wood and how much force to apply. They didn't charge anything for this adjustment. I know it sounds barbaric but that's how it's done. Mine didn't even make a whisper after I left there.

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Welcome to the forum and to the Cobalt family, newcobaltdriver!

While I can't offer advice on how-to matters, if you had questions about warranties, recalls, the operation of your vehicle's features, or wanted assistance in the process of working with a dealership, let us know!

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the heaters all do it, just a typical cobalt thing. They are a semi-pita to change because they need to be cut out.

For the door, how does it line up with the fender, roof, back door?
Ok, well it's not THAT noticeable with music on. I think I can live with it. My old daily driver had plenty of squeaks and creaks, so this is nothing compared to that. Otherwise it is a very smooth and quiet running car.

I will check the door alignment, I'll get a picture on here too.

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For the heater start by replacing the cabin air filter. While the filter is out, run the fan to see if you can hear the noise, you might have a tree leaf or pine needle stuck somewhere. Vacuum the inside if you have dirt that made it pass the filter then insert new clean fresh filter (your lungs will love you for it).

As far as door wind noise verify that weather strip is not torn at the top, if it's OK check that top right corner of door is even with other corner of other door. If not like mine was, you'll need to bend the door frame a little. I had a body shop do it because they knew exactly what to do and where to place the block of wood and how much force to apply. They didn't charge anything for this adjustment. I know it sounds barbaric but that's how it's done. Mine didn't even make a whisper after I left there.
Thank you! I will have a look.

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Thanks Sarah! Is there any way to enable XM radio on my Cobalt? I don't have a satellite radio antenna above the rear window, so I'm thinking I will have to upgrade to a new stereo unit to get XM?


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Alex -

If you were to send me the last 8 digits of your VIN, I can look at your vehicle build to better answer that questions. My email is in the signature to this post if you can't yet use the private messaging system.

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If you "upgrade" to a newer stock radio you will have to get it unlocked at your dealership which = $$$ You will be better off getting an aftermarket stereo with XM and going from there.


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If you were to send me the last 8 digits of your VIN, I can look at your vehicle build to better answer that questions. My email is in the signature to this post if you can't yet use the private messaging system.

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I'll do that, because I don't think mine is XM equipped, but might as well find out.

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If you "upgrade" to a newer stock radio you will have to get it unlocked at your dealership which = $$$ You will be better off getting an aftermarket stereo with XM and going from there.
Thanks! Just happened to notice you are here in MN as well. I grew up in the TC and am now living in the Grand Rapids area.


And Coby7 -

My door looks exactly like the picture you posted. It's not lined up properly. And the weather stripping is not torn, although it looks a little deformed on the right corner.

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If you're good at basic mechanical things then you can prob line up your own door, if not then a bodyshop shouldnt cost much to do it.

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