Something's Wrong After a Night in the Snow....
So the other night my car was parked in my neighbours driveway which was snow covered - the snow came up to the bottom of my car. Then it got so cold it wouldn't start in the morning. After spending a good hour searching for the plug for the block heater (which was tucked in behind a big cover on the passenger side closest to the windshield, we had it plugged in for about 45 min and it started. Nothing was wrong. It was then used to go down the street to the store and back. About 2 hours later something went wrong, and it has not been fixed. The check engine light and traction light is on, and my screen says 'SERVICE TRACTION POWER STEERING NO TRACTION'. I have no traction, power steering, speedometer, my temp. gauge and kms tracked gauges are not working. My daytime lights do not turn on. My car does not lock with in gear. My transmission does not shift down so I can only go 95 km/hr max and that's pushing up to 5 RPMs. When I step on or off the brake I hear a click underneath my shifter (automatic). I checked underneath my car and I saw an exposed wire - the cover was broken off so I duct taped it. I'm assuming all my sensors are gone as nothing works on my screen except my oil and coolant levels. I don't even know if my gas gauge is working as I haven't noticed it go down yet. I'm not sure what to do as I live a half hour from my dealership, I have young kids at home with me and no one to watch them so I can take it to town. I'm trying to find home remedies to help! So if anyone can help me out, it would be appreciated! I use this forum all the time, so I hope I'm not the only one experiencing this!
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BTW it's a 2008 chevy cobalt LS (I think) 4dr