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Tiny
GOORU11
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  • 2009 CHEVROLET COBALT
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 230,000 MILES
I just put in a clutch in my car. Due to the price of the proceedure I could not afford to have a shop do it. I am intermediate at the best and I knew I was going to struggle but I didn't have much choice. I followed your video on clutch replacement for a front wheel drive but I got it all back together and it won't start. I have messages rolling across my display like low fuel power stearing. I know the ecm has to relearn stuff I had it unplugged for 5 days.

So when I put the key in and turn it to the on position it don't turn over it don't click my gauges don't even sweep. And I try to slowly depress the clutch but it won't reinitialize there is no pressure. Any Ideas where I can start looking?
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Sunday, October 31st, 2021 AT 9:26 PM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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First you need to go over all connections and make sure you don't have any sensors or connectors for the ECM still unplugged. That happens frequently so I would just check them.

Next, we need to check for codes because that is going to give us an idea on any open circuits.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Basically, just replacing the clutch is not going to cause this issue which means we more than likely are missing something that you took apart and it didn't completely go back together.

As for the clutch operation, what are all the components you replaced? Did you just do the clutch, or did you replace the master and slave cylinder as well?

Also, have you bled the clutch as shown below? Please run through this info and let us know what codes are there and everything you replaced, and we can go from there?

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Monday, November 1st, 2021 AT 12:00 PM
Tiny
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I got the two original issues solved. The not turning over was due to not grounding one of the main grounds correctly. I finally got the clutch to respond I had to overfill the brake fluid crack the bleeder valve and let about half of it drain while pumping the clutch. Now I have a final issue somewhere on the passenger front side of the car makes a hollow clunk sound whenever I put a little torque on the gas it doesn't matter if I am going forward or reverse. I just double checked the stabilizer arm and the whole tire area making sure I have them nuts tightened all the way and it seems like I do. I also checked the rear engine/tranny mount it's also tight, so I am not sure what else to check.
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Monday, November 1st, 2021 AT 10:03 PM
Tiny
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Okay. That is progress so good job and thanks for updating us. However, we unfortunately need to get a new post started on that one because we need to keep each post to one issue just so that others will find the solution and they won't find a clunk noise under a no start heading.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 AT 7:02 AM

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