My car won’t turn over

Asked by Guru2CXCH Feb 26, 2020 at 01:02 PM about the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS Coupe FWD

Question type: General

I have a 2006 Chevy cobalt and all the lights
come on after I got a new battery but it won’t
turn over and the guy I had look at it said it’s
the anti thief lock but the sign for it isn’t on
there the only thing that’s on there is the
check engine light. I just got a oil change I’m
not sure what to do

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The anti theft system won't prevent the engine from turning over. If it won't turn over I'd be suspicious of the timing chain. A loose one can fail as you try to start the car and once it skips a tooth or two the engine won't turn over because the valves and pistons have collided with each other. That's only a guess though. Scan it for trouble codes. See it you can somehow turn the engine manually. If it totally won't move then something serious has happened internally. A few dollars spent at a shop with an actual technician looking at it can be money well spent. Make sure you know what you're getting into before you start spending more money on this car.

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