2009 chevy cobalt lt 2.2 wont start never had problems with it ever then ran out of gas one day and it never started again what could it be?

Asked by Oct 21, 2017 at 02:39 AM about the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt 1LT Sedan FWD

Question type: General

i thought maybe fuel pump but i hear it and engine is getting gas well theres
a line with a shredder core like thing to push and gas come out right over
engine and I've been having battery and power issues although trying to get
it started before any battery issues i left the key in one position and lock
keys in car jumped it a few times then that battery was no good as told to
me by auto zone got a new battery (refurbished) but good interstate but car
has not been able to start since i got that one so it does not stay charged
after first time trying to start car with it so when i start it with the battery
charged or jumped it revs but does not start it kills the battery after a few
tries and meanwhile shows me a car with lock emblem in icon window and
after battery dies i hear clicking or slight beeping from fuse boxes both in
car and hood any ideas or things to try please help its been a while now
about 3 weeks

2 Answers


Never heard of a refurbished battery. If a battery even has one bad cell it will not start a car. When buying a battery, buy new.

I've read there's been recalls with the ignition with models 2005-2010. Bring it to the dealership and tell them you believe there's a recall with the ignition (I'm not sure exactly what it is but many people have complained about a key getting stuck in the ignition). If the problem is a recall then the dealership will fix it for you for free regardless if you bought it from them or used (privately). I had a Chevy cavalier which is very similar to the cobalt which had an ignition switch recall and the dealership fixed it for free. I couldn't figure it out either, I thought it was the battery but my dad said right away look up if there's any recalls and he was right there were. Best of luck to you. Hope this helps!

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