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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Power Steering Warning/ Trans. Won't Shift

Hi folks, first off this is my first post. My 06 cobalt LS 2.2 has gremlins. A few weeks ago I was driving along everything was fine then out of nowhere power steering warning lit up, all gauges went crazy and it seemed as though the transmission disengaged. I pulled off the road, shut it off for a few minutes, started it back up and it has run great.....until today! I started the car and power steering lit up again, I started driving and the trans. wouldn't shift out of 1st ( auto. trans.) I'm not sure if it may be related or not, but every now and then when I would turn the key to ON, there would be a series of clicks under the dash. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Try unplugging P1 and P2 from the BCM. It should clean the contacts enough for you.

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Ok, I'll try that if you can tell me where the BCM is located
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It's inside the center console, pull off the passenger side kick panel to get to it

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You should probably also disconnect the battery first

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Thanks rrob5382 I will definitely disconnect the battery beforehand. I hate electrical problems enough as it is.
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Hi guys, I tried all suggestions and still no change. Well, actually now the check engine light is on, power steering warning and auto-trans still staying in 1st. Something else I noticed is where the outside temp usually is next to mileage, is three blanks. I'm about ready to junk this car and buy a ford, lol. Please help.
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Did you check the power assist steering fuse? EPS fuse in underhood fuse block.

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No. I guess I didn't know that one , but that doesn't explain the trans staying in 1st gear. Or are they related in some way ?
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They are related through GMLan, never know!!!

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Ok guys, I've checked everything that has been suggested and still nothing! What else am I missing in solving this problem? I am at my wits end and can not afford bringing the car to a shop at this time. Is it possible that the ignition switch recall, which has been done, or the power steering recall, which was done in '12, have anything to do with these problems? The car never acted up prior to either of these recalls were addressed. Just saying! Thanks again for any help.
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