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2006 LS Eletrical Issues

Hey everyone, i'm new to the forums though i've been a lurker on here for quite sometime. I've been having issues with my GF's 06 LS. I've read on here a couple of times now that others have had the issue and there was even a recall on it. But here's my story and thank you to anyone and everyone who responds.

Her 06 has the typical power-steering issues. It loses the power steering gauge cluster goes crazy and her tranny goes into limp-mode.

I was thinking we could have it fix with the recall and here is where it gets interesting. Her vin doesn't fall under the recall of the 1.3 million cobalts that were included. Weird, but okay so I paid the $1,100 to have both the EPS motor and module fix.

It worked for a bout 3 weeks and the issue came back.

I left it with the shop so they could try to replicate it. Weird thing is, the issue only happens when she hits a pot hole or a bump in the street. Other than that it runs smooth.

They sat there and drove it for about 3 days no issue. On the 4th and last day they finally got the issue to arise. Downfall is when they ran a scan there was no codes that were being thrown.

That being said, they did the "wiggle test" and found that the ground wire behind the firewall was a little loose. They use an eletrical impact to re-ground the wire. I'm not saying this will fix the issue as we've only had this done in the last couple of days but i'm hoping it will.

Does anyone else have any other input/suggestions that I should look into?

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There are a couple ground wires that can get gunked up with road grime/ or come loose. Hopefully Coby can post the image of it since I dont have it, but cleaning and tightening these typically solve the problem.


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Black Balts... I appreciate the response! I was hoping it would be a ground somewhere which is why i'm glad they re-impacted the one by the firewall. If I can snag those images that would be amazing! Thanks again for the help! I'm really hoping that is the fix.
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I did a quick google search and couldn't find it. I know Coby has it so you might have to wait a bit until he gets on.


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Is this possibly what you are talking about?

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/pro...-engine-2.html

I did a quick search awhile back and ran into this posting. I never thought anything of it, until now.
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hahaha, that was the thread I was thinking of too!


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Ha! I'll hold off and wait for Coby to jump on to confirm before I go around making more of a mess than what has already been done to it. I just can't believe how I can't find the fix. Been going at it for months now, and i'm on my last leg. I really don't want to get rid of the car and just snag her a new one.
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Quick Update: Since they have re-wired the firewall ground we have had no issues. Granted it's only been a week but so far so good. Anyone else have any input here?
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Quick Update: Since they have re-wired the firewall ground we have had no issues. Granted it's only been a week but so far so good. Anyone else have any input here?
It's been a week. Sounds like you've fixed it.
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