My Chevy Cobalt ran with the reduced engine power light on but would not start again. Mechanic said starter is bad. Could that b the cause?
- RickLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
starter ??? IF the car was running, how COULD the car computer KNOW ???
- zipperLv 62 months ago
We need a bit more info here, but that could be the cause. The starter may of been stuck engaged that caused the engine drag in the first place. It well could be the trouble!
- YKhanLv 72 months ago
I've never heard of a "reduced engine power light" being a thing. There's a limp-home mode, but I don't know if there's a specific light for it. If it's not starting then it could be the starter.
- LizLv 52 months ago
Get a second opinion from a different mechanic.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Is the car cranking but would not start? Or is it not cranking at all? No crank at all, starter could be bad. Cranking but not starting, starter is not bad. If the car is cranking but not starting, suspect a bad throttle body. Get a scan tool and read for any codes first.