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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-17-2018, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Engine Not Starting, and Melted Cable.

Hello everyone, I Have a 2006 chevy cobalt that i recently took on a 10 hour drive to help my friend pick up a car. About an hour into the trip we hit a large bump and both the abs and traction control light flashed on and on the screen it flashed service traction, other then that happening the car still ran fine so we continued and there wasn't any more problems on the trip. after getting back and packing the car for the night, it started up once fine and was driving like normal other then the two lights being on. we returned home and after an hour went to leave again but now the car wont start and the check engine light is on. great. I opened up the hood and everything looked normal accept one wire being out of place. i pulled it out and it looks like the connector was melted off, at this point im not sure what to do here because i have no idea what the cable is actually for. any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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Two different problems. When you hit the pothole you probably finished off a wheel bearing. And the melted connector looks after market, can't see where that would go. Does it crank but not start or it doesn't do anything? Is you battery good?

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Melted connector looks like the BLOCK HEATER cord so if it is, it has nothing to do with your problems..
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Two different problems. When you hit the pothole you probably finished off a wheel bearing. And the melted connector looks after market, can't see where that would go. Does it crank but not start or it doesn't do anything? Is you battery good?

it'll crank but it wont turn over but it also sounds completely different than usual, and the car was used and we haven't added anything to. but from what the other guy said it does look to be a block heater cable, something i didn't know the car had lol.
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Did you check all the fuses under the hood and the one in the trunk?

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