Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Tire Issue & Rear Clunking Noise
Been a long time since I've logged on, been very happy with my Cobalt for the past 6 years very little problems until recently. First problem is I recently got new winter tires installed on my winter set of rims and notice a slight vibration in the seat & steering wheel when I get up to a certain speed. I took it back and had mechanic put it on the machine and he said they are balanced correctly so I don't know what to do about that, my old winter tires didn't have a vibration. New tires are Bridgestone Blizzack 80's.
Second problem is I had both rear shocks and springs replaced as they were bad/broken and the mechanic didnt replace the insulators on the springs, just put the old cracked and falling apart ones back on, also the plastic lower spring seat for the passenger side was cracked and a big piece missing yet he said it wasnt a big deal and put it all back together. It rides and handles much better but now have a clunking noise coming from what sounds like the rear passenger side, almost like it's metal on metal. I have no clue and don't want to take it back to the mechanic again and have him call me OCD.