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Bad idea? will it survive?? 2005 chevy cobalt 2.2 – Auto Repair Chat

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96 thoughts on “Bad idea? will it survive?? 2005 chevy cobalt 2.2”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyler Green says:

    I own an 07 Cobalt 2.2 LS, I do my own work on it, from rebuilding the engine to the coolant and fuel and brake systems, the easiest way to get anything front of that beam (fan, radiator, AC condenser) is to pull the 4 push pins above the grille, the couple 7mm bolts/push clips around the bumper, and pull the bumper/grille piece off together, set them aside and you have all that space to do anything up front, and not mess up the bumper leaning over it. Just so you know for these specific cars (2.2 cobalts) you shouldn’t have to discharge refrigerant for anything other than AC system work itself. I have basically rebuilt every major system on my car and haven’t touched the AC (even removing the head to change head gasket and replace everything in the head), funny enough the AC was the only thing on my car that worked right when I bought it 🤦🏻‍♂️😂 Just giving some tips to make it a lil easier next time you work on one of these! 🤙🏻

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars copewrangler1 says:

    I got every drive apater known to man and I got doubles in chrome and impact grade they da bomb

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eric kestner says:

    flush with acetone?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eric kestner says:

    Snap on FZ1 $32.50

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S&J VLOGS says:

    Like Ray always says…. "I like my job so I do it twice"…. I make it as hard as I can no easy short cut's…. 🙂

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert A Booey says:

    Haven’t seen that car or engine in a long while. Use to rent cars all the time it was always that or the Pontiac version such junk

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Boscoe says:

    i am not sure if you have the extended reach hose clamp tool but on amazon there are some 24" lovg reach hose clamp tools. on the cobalt it may have helped. Sincerely Joe from upstae ny

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nelson glass says:

    Keep up the great work

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Oliver says:

    Is that a single barrel carb?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mario padron says:

    It's easier to remove the fan by removing the front bumper cover

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Mcleod says:

    Just another quality design by quality engineers. They have so much to answer for. They didn't spend time as mechanics before designing.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Al Cerz says:

    That stuff looks like a new year hangover barf after eating spicy chicken wings and ranch sauce.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Al Cerz says:

    This my friends is the reason I will not buy American 4 cylinder junk

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars george10R11 says:

    when removing the fan housing try two sheets of flexible plastic on both sides

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Green River says:

    Engineers are special, aren't they? Designing products that are a nightmare to dismantle. Mechanics enemies.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brice Graham says:

    But now I wanna know what causes it to fail and what can be done to avoid that type of failure

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars E-Nonymouse says:

    This cobalt's milkshake brings all the mechanics to the yard.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brice Graham says:

    I see you had gotten yourself a new AC machine after that other AC machine did you wrong and didn't evac the whole system and all that freon sprayed in your face.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raul Castro says:

    I say no to specialty tool and make the engineers who designed the config to work on them themselves. See how quick they make a design mech friendly.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Smith says:

    I hate your sophomoric dialogue. You're NOT funny. I'd watch more if you would just go straight to the point. Stop the bullshit.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Townsend says:

    Can’t get to anything anymore and these new pieces of crap plastic everything garbage you do amazing stuff bro

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Townsend says:

    We love seeing you keep the shit box is on the road keep it up bro

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Luis R says:

    Hi Ray,
    About a month ago I sent you an email with a Transmission flush machine and a few other things… I'm not too far from you…

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars molly18239 says:

    I did this exact same repair on my old 2004 cavalier. Also went through about 20 qts of fluid and replaced radiator. Car ran okay fer about 6 months, but the trans eventually died. I guess too much contamination inside the trans. Hopefully you get better luck.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pitchfork peasant says:

    Sometimes you just need an extra hand. 😄🤚. Nice you have the wife unit👍👍

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Knauss says:

    Jack up the front end if the lift not available to drop it our.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MotorheadRedo says:

    Alldata

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S C says:

    Whomever invented that "peanut" AC fitting should be taken out back and flogged by every single damn AC hose that failed at that point.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars darrell wells says:

    Late ,sorry . Hope your family and you had a merry Christmas
    Happy news year too

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anas Alamri says:

    One comment, why do you open the AC system while the ac machine is still recovering refrigerant!!!? You tank is now contaminated with air.

    As always, thx for the content. I enjoy this. Keep it up Ray.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Hurley says:

    I believe it maybe a short term solution. The owner should look for a new vehicle right away.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ivan Olsen says:

    did I miss the introduction ….. is this a 'flooded' car …. how has this been/ got so mixed up … found it in the previous video

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars srthomp420 says:

    Ray, sometimes I don't have to time to watch every video but I do give you a like on every one. I hope that helps you in some way. Merry Christmas!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Curtis J says:

    Great cost cutting measure by Chevrolet not to have separate radiators for the transmission and coolant. Not cost cutting for this customer though

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Knaure Griffiths says:

    Love your videos Ray. This one in particular, since you had to work under the car with a jack like most of us DIY's, felt more like something we would be doing. (Sans the nice A/C unit to process the A/C system)

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Kennedy says:

    Shall we call the wife Mrs R?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerald Benitez says:

    Sitting here hollering in my head put the fan on the radiator before you install it. 😉

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Midcentury Modern says:

    I miss manual transmissions. Compared to automatics, they are simple, almost maintenance-free, and they easily last through the life of the vehicle. Much of Europe still drives manual cars.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ianscreams says:

    Definitely makes me not want to be a mechanic.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesus Santiago says:

    By the way make a shirt or mug that says "I love my job so much I do it twiced"..spelled just like that 😆

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leonard Altig says:

    I hope that you had a very happy Christmas with your family, I am looking forward to watching how the BG machine does on the fluid exchange.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesus Santiago says:

    This reminds me how much I hated working on limited space cars before I lost eyesight in my left eye. What a fruitful reminder that I hate the cobalt even though I'm not working on it 😆

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric G says:

    Is there a bumble bee buzzing around the microphone or something . What is that noise

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MSchumacher says:

    Seems an awkward horrible designed car this one.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Hibbler III says:

    Might want to sell them some tires too. Those are right on the wear bars.