Tip & How-To about 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
It was causing speedometer and power steering failure. The car was drive able but I steered it holding with both hands as the steering felt a little weird. Normally this means the vehicle speed sensor, also called the speedometer sensor, has failed.
In my case it was easy to fix once I got under the car and blindly felt around for the speed sensor because it is hidden on the upper area of the differential housing. If it was the actual part failed I think It would have required service at a shop because for safety reasons I just would dare trying to change the sensor w/o the car being on a lift.
I had apparently the knocked connector loose as it was dangling under the steering knuckle around the rack. While under the car on my back but my head raised up , using my sense of touch and imagination I was able to reconnect the sensor.
After about 5 miles of driving the trouble cleared up and after about 30 more miles the check engine light went out.
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