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  1. SP Performance Rotors & Pads

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    Thanks for the add guys. I haven't been on forums since my Subaru days so forgive me if I'm not up to date with proper etiquette. I recently picked up a 06 and the previous owner threw in a complete set (4) slotted rotors from a company called SP Performance. My first reaction was "Oh...
  2. 2007 Chevy Cobalt Issues

    New Member Introductions
    Had rear brakes replaced. Started driving and noticed that when I put car into gear. It was like my idle was low. I had to give gas in order to take off. When I applied the e-brake. I noticed it was tighter and harder to engage. When I got back from a 5 mile drive. My brakes were smoking. HELP...
  3. Grinding

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    My car just had new tires put on the back of car and the back tires were rotated to the front a few weeks ago. Now, I am hearing grinding on the drivers front tire and the steering wheel shakes when coming to a stop. Also, i was rear-ended and had the car in the shop getting a new trunk...
  4. Vibrations in the Steering Wheel While Driving

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    So I bought a 2010 Cobalt LT almost 5 years ago with only 35,500 miles on it. It's now at 137,000 miles and I've just begun doing some basic tune up work on it. However for about a year now I've had vibrations in my steering wheel when braking at 40+ MPH. It usually stops after it sinks below 20...
  5. Brake Chatter

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    My 2007 Cobalt SS has a front driver side brake problem. When I turn the wheel to the left going into a parking spot, I hear what seems to be a chatter with the brakes (The brake pedal becomes spongy at that point also.) This is the only time that I have this issue. Someone mentioned it could be...
  6. Brake Questions

    Problems and Service
    I have an '07 cobalt ss 4.0L The previous owner installed a baer big brake kit on the front. Since I bought the car, it shows signs of warped rotors. It looks like the rotors are too big for the calipers, because there are holes in the rotor that the caliper's aren't even reaching. maybe 3/4" of...
  7. Shaking at Higher Speeds, Heavy Drops into Gears, Shaking While Braking

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    I've been experiencing this problem for a couples months now. I have an 07 automatic lt and when I shift into reverse or drive it drops into gear heavily and feels like the front wheels shift. This also happens when I accelerate and the transmission switches gears, it feels like the wheels...
  8. Suspension and Timing. Anything else I Should Consider?

    Problems and Service
    I own a 2006 Cobalt LS with 70,000 miles of northern New York driving (Snow and salt). I have a front driver side wheel bearing going bad. My shocks are all in need of replacement too, and I though I might as well do the timing chain while the car is on jacks. The u joint on the intermediate...
  9. Various Suspension/Steering Issues

    Problems and Service
    Hey guys, So I'm starting to push just under 90k miles, and my front end just feels like it needs a reboot. I just wanted to list some of my problems and see if anybody thinks any of them are related, or if anyone knows what might be up. I just replaced my left wheel bearing a while ago, but...
  10. Brake Light, Brake Fluid DIC Diagnostics? Even Possible?

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    I have a 2006 SS/SC Coupe and my Brake Light was going off and on a few weeks ago. Added a little brake fluid to bring the levels up a little bit. Was fine until today. Now it comes on almost every time I am braking. I do not have jacks, stands or ramps. I have basic hand tools. I do have a...
  11. Rotors Warping

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    06 Cobalt LT sedan 2.2 Since owning this car every year we have had to replace the front rotors due to warping and wheel pulsing when braking. I do not keep my foot on the brake pedal when driving. I am not driving in the mountains. I mostly drive hard and fast on the highways and do not ride...
  12. Rear drums....help!!!

    Problems and Service
    replacing the rear drums on my cousins 05 cobalt, got everything figured out BUT putting that giant U shaped retaining spring on is prooving impossible, ive already chucked my pry bar across the yard twice, any advice as to how to get the retaining spring in its little holder down at the bottom...
  13. Braking Issues.

    Problems and Service
    Ok, so I've had braking problems for the past year and I'm running out of ideas as to what is wrong and what to do to fix it. First off, I had worn rotors. It happens, so I didn't mind replacing them. My car was top notch for about 6 months after that. No braking problems. Next thing I know...
  14. E-Brake Isnt Engaging?

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    hey guys/gals. I have an 09 LS xfe. Its a 5-spd and runs like a top. It only has one issue that I know of so far and its the e-brake. It doesnt click. I pull the brake up and it doesnt stay. it just falls back down. and like i said it doesnt click anymore. any ideas? someone had this problem...
  15. Various Issues I Need Help With....

    Problems and Service
    i think i might have an electrical problem, sometimes i have lights popping up on my dash, or warnings in my info screen. but the weird thing is they do it sporadically, they aren't always on. these are a few: check engine light check gas cap abs/esc light also, i think i have a brake problem...
  16. Bigger Brakes

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    is there any up grade for brakes and rotors in the front that are bigger cause with my rims they just look so small
  17. I'm Powdercoating My Brakes Yo

    Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires
    I decided that since I'm getting rims I want to make my brakes look better. So today I just did the rear drums. I will get around to doing the front calipers later on. First I sand blasted the drums then I plugged/taped off the holes and applied powder and here is the finished product...
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