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2007 Cobalt SS #4664080
02/12/18 05:08 PM
02/12/18 05:08 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,281
Fort Worth, Texas
clinebarger Offline OP
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Sold my 2001 Tahoe this weekend......Got a thousand more than I paid plus this 2007 Cobalt SS, LSJ supercharged 2.0L/F35 5-speed manual.
Has a few issues.....
It's dirty....REALLY dirty!
Electric Power Steering does not work, No communication with EPS Module.
Buzz Bomb muffler, Having trouble locating a stock one.
Cold Air intake, Also having trouble finding a stock one.
Mismatched tires.
Needs brakes struts.

I'm thinking of making it my daily driver/Beater. It may take a few months to get it back in shape. Input is welcome!.......I think I will remove the huge rear spoiler!




2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/Auto
Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664102
02/12/18 05:43 PM
02/12/18 05:43 PM
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Looks like a good project, very sharp looking car!!

Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664106
02/12/18 05:45 PM
02/12/18 05:45 PM
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The Midwest
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Those were/are a nice sport compact. There might be a recall for the power steering? Check into it.
That was one of the first budget sport compacts to come with 18" tires. Those tires were very expensive to replace at the time.
List the intake and muffler on craigslist in auto parts section. Put a cheap price on them to get views from Colbalt SS owners and say will trade for stock.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664111
02/12/18 05:49 PM
02/12/18 05:49 PM
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NY, USA, etc.
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I have this exact car.

www.cobaltss.net for stock parts.

Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664117
02/12/18 05:51 PM
02/12/18 05:51 PM
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Texas
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No doubt you will whip it in to shape …
It will cost a bunch up front … but somewhere down the road it would look sharp with darker wheels …

Talk about strange … ‘13 Cruze electric steering went out a couple months ago so took it to dealer … they tested and said just needs new battery. Well, it was still cranking the engine ~ got an AC Delco battery and it’s just fine now …





Last edited by 4WD; 02/12/18 05:53 PM.
Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664157
02/12/18 06:43 PM
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WI
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Cool car. I remember when these came out, Motortrend really liked them! I want to say they liked the performance better than a Golf GTI.


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Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664167
02/12/18 07:01 PM
02/12/18 07:01 PM
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Toronto Canada
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Look under the hood for a large fuse or fuse-able link related to the power steering. Could just be corrosion on the end of these things.

Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664230
02/12/18 08:02 PM
02/12/18 08:02 PM
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Pittsburgh PA USA
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Check for a blown/bad fuse. My Daughters Saturn had a similar problem.


2018 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7 Hemi (Mine)
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT (Hers)

Good cars...

Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664278
02/12/18 08:59 PM
02/12/18 08:59 PM
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KY
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An outstanding and underappreciated sport compact.


Mine:
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664311
02/12/18 09:38 PM
02/12/18 09:38 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Online content
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Originally Posted By: clinebarger
I think I will remove the huge rear spoiler!


Man don't do that,I think those oem spoilers are what make the SS look SWEET! cheers


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Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: skyactiv] #4664380
02/12/18 10:55 PM
02/12/18 10:55 PM
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Posts: 2,281
Fort Worth, Texas
clinebarger Offline OP
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Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Those were/are a nice sport compact. There might be a recall for the power steering? Check into it.
That was one of the first budget sport compacts to come with 18" tires. Those tires were very expensive to replace at the time.
List the intake and muffler on craigslist in auto parts section. Put a cheap price on them to get views from Colbalt SS owners and say will trade for stock.


There is a recall, But only for the Assist Motor.......

I checked Power & Ground at the EPS Module.....No Ignition Power was present, Found the EPC fuse missing, Put a new fuse in.
I now have communication with the EPS Module!! But, Still no Assist!

Here's what I do know at this point (I haven't messed with EPS before but a quick study).
*No codes present after clearing the codes in the module.
*60amp (main power) fuse is good & I have battery power at the Module.
*Torque Sensors in the steering column are responding to input torque both directions.
*Steering Wheel position sensor seems correct & responses to input.
*The Module IS applying power & ground to the Assist Motor per the Tech 2 scanner.....Confirmed with a DVOM both directions (switches polarity like it should)
*Jacked up the car....No binding in the steering components that I can feel turning the wheels by hand

I'm pretty sure the Assist Motor is wore out or just bad. I called my local Chevy Dealer (Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet) & talked to a service adviser. He checked if the recall had been performed per the VIN, It HAS NOT.
As soon as I get it titled in my name....Off to the dealer it goes.

Kind of a catch 22 here.....I can't get it registered without a current safety/emission test & I can't get a safety inspection without power steering. I guess I will just title it...Tow it to the dealer....Have it inspected.....Then get it registered.

Thanks for the info!!


2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/Auto
Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: aquariuscsm] #4664382
02/12/18 11:04 PM
02/12/18 11:04 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,281
Fort Worth, Texas
clinebarger Offline OP
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Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
Originally Posted By: clinebarger
I think I will remove the huge rear spoiler!


Man don't do that,I think those oem spoilers are what make the SS look SWEET! cheers



At first, I thought it was a aftermarket modification, Turns out it's factory. Man....That is one LOUD spoiler!!


2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/Auto
Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: MCompact] #4664410
02/12/18 11:45 PM
02/12/18 11:45 PM
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Canada
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Canada
Originally Posted By: MCompact
An outstanding and underappreciated sport compact.


Agreed.

Actually, I'd almost be willing to bet that these will become highly sought after as the years progress, due to their high performance and low cost. Values could increase.


06 Lexus IS350- Wife
88 BMW 325is- Mistress
Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: 4WD] #4664441
02/13/18 01:08 AM
02/13/18 01:08 AM
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Posts: 2,281
Fort Worth, Texas
clinebarger Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
No doubt you will whip it in to shape …
It will cost a bunch up front … but somewhere down the road it would look sharp with darker wheels …

Talk about strange … ‘13 Cruze electric steering went out a couple months ago so took it to dealer … they tested and said just needs new battery. Well, it was still cranking the engine ~ got an AC Delco battery and it’s just fine now …






I wouldn't go through the trouble on this car, I'll clean it up & it will be mechanically sound. I strive for perfection on my Camaro & don't have time for that drama on a 2nd car. My 2500HD is closing in on 400,000 miles & is one major failure away from being parted out.


2001 Chevy Camaro L92/4L80E
2006 Chevy 2500HD LBZ/Allison 1000
2010 Toyota Corolla 2ZR-FE/Auto
Re: 2007 Cobalt SS [Re: clinebarger] #4664507
02/13/18 07:15 AM
02/13/18 07:15 AM
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Sunny Florida
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Fairly rare car, pretty good bang for your buck. I also think it may hold its value well as it ages, but these cars are not known for aging well.

I'd clean it up and sell it for a profit to some boy racer...


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