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2008 chevy cobalt, i had to replace the clutch, new just

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2008 chevy cobalt
JA: Are you fixing your Cobalt yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i had to replace the clutch
JA: How many miles are on the clutch? Has it been slipping or sticking?
Customer: new just replaced the clutch reinstalled engine and transmission car ran for maybe 30 seconds dash flashed pwr reduction an shut off an now it will not restart
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

Will it at least crank?

Are there codes stored?

Did you remove the engine to get the transaxle out?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it will crank i dropped the k frame to remove the clutch an replace it put the whole car back together the car started up an ran for about 30 seconds before the pwr reduction message pooped up the engine started running ruff an it stalled an will not restart i have been threw everything again an everything is hooked up an is tight is it possible that it needs to relearn the keys
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Any way you can get it scanned to see which codes are stored?

This warning normally comes on when the computer detects something wrong that could result in engine damage like a failure of the throttle body, coolant temp reading or oil pressure reading.

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Thanks Moose.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
well i had just filled up the coolant i have unhooked the fuse box an unhooked ecm an unhooked battery many times ive tried the key relearn process with no change at all the oil pressure sensor was not messed with nor was the throttle body an in 30 seconds of run time the engine is not going to get warm enough to set off any high temp warning
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Any way you can get it scanned to see which codes are stored?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i dont have a fancy scanner the only thing that comes up is evap emissions codes
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Are you able to check the fuel pressure, ignition spark, and injector pulse to see which is missing?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i have fuel pressure im not getting any spark its not firing the coils
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

No spark can be caused by no crank sensor signal getting to the PCM. Have you checked that sensor?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no i have not but that sensor was not messed with
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Let me know the results of checking out the CKP sensor.

You may find the only way to figure this out is going to require a better scan tool.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
what is the ckp relearn procedure on this engine an what is required to do it
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

What liter engine do you have?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
2.2 would that be the cause of problem due to having pulled the engine out
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

A scan tool is needed to perform the CKP variation relearn procedure.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
any idea witch scan tool i would need
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

The GM tech 2 scan tool is the preferred tool.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
are there any other scanners that do more then just the gm's at that price im better off to take the car to the dealer
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

You can purchase a snap on tool that can be used on all makes and do most all features that a dealer scan tool can perform.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
could this be the cause of the car not starting
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Yes this can be one of the causes for a crank no start concern.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
replaced ckp an no change same problem
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Replacing parts without being able to diagnose they are in fact to blame is going to cost you alot of money and time. Do you know anyone with a better scan tool?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
$34 part not a big deal no i do not not without taking the car to the dealer or spending the money on the tech 2 myself any other ideas
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Key on, one coil unplugged.

At #1 is the black wire ground, brown wire ground, pink/black wire power?

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 10 months ago.

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Thanks Chris