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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-27-2015, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Dog Chewed Wires on 2009 Chevy Cobalt

A week ago the neighbors dog chewed on my daughters car on the drivers front tire area. Her check engine light came on after and her cruise is not working. It was doing fine until it rained last night and all of the sudden it would not shift through the gears and would only get up to 25 miles per hour. I got under today and cut all of the frayed wires that might be shorting against the motor and now the car will not start. Any ideas?

I've tried jumping it off and it won't. All the lights are working and dash lights are on. It will not even try to start.
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Did you disconnect the battery before doing this work?

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I am having a tough time figuring out what the connector is plugged into that the frayed wires were wired to. It can be seen when looking through to the engine compartment underneath the fender.
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If yoy can get a few pictures it might help explain
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The connector is the pull out and unlock kind. I think it is setting on the transmission. I think there was some sort of protector over it because we found a piece on the ground with the plastic wire protector tubing.

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Looks like you need a new harness. That is the PRN switch. Car won't start if it doesn't know what position the stick is.

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Ok, thanks. Would that make it not want to shift also? Any idea why it would run fine for a week and then not start all of the sudden?
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Yup! and when you cut the wires you killed it.

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Thanks.

It wouldn't start before I cut the wires. All of the wires were pulled loose (as shown in the pics) before I touched it with my pliers. All I did was cut the bare wires that were showing in an effort to prevent shorting against bare metal.

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It ran with the wires like they are in the pictures for some where around a week. I would say about a 1000 miles. Then it rained and began to run the way I mentioned in my first post.

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Junkyard should be able to pull you that harness

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