Hey Scotty, I've got a 2007 Chevy (vexed) Cobalt, with some major issues! (No surprise!) She's got 94,587 miles on her and hasn't given me any malfunctions until recently. Three weeks ago the only…

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Hey Scotty, I've got a 2007 Chevy (vexed) Cobalt, with some major issues! (No surprise!) She's got 94,587 miles on her and hasn't given me any malfunctions until recently. Three weeks ago the only thing i did differently was take a ride through a drive thru car wash. Later that afternoon while driving it bugged out! Security light engaged, gauges wigged out, and the dash started flashing low fuel, powersteering, and lost engine power. I pulled over, shut her down, then minutes later I restarted her and off I drove. A week later my hubby is in the car & she did it again, and suddenly it's a repeated offense each time we tried to run it. I've got a 24yr old son whose all about saving money and prefers to find the fix himself, so we dived into searching for the fix on the internet. We found tons of the same issues with no direct fix. Thursday morning I decide to try out some theories of my own so I unlocked her with the spare key, drove with the spare key, didn't turn on the radio, nor any heat and she made the 30 mile test drive with no problems. When I returned I explained to my kid so he started tinkering. He removed the stereo to have a look but didn't see any wiring issues than moved onto the fuse box. Internally they all were fine, but he disassembled the engine one to clean it, changed out every fuse, and also cleaned up the relays. Then he cleaned up the contacts on the starter and disassemble the lower air fan to make sure that had no water and worked. Turn the key once the batteries re-hooked, NO CRANK/NO START! While he played around with the fuse box she tried to crank, when he told me to try again, sparks shot from beneath the car, near the center. Now were back to no crank/no start... any suggestions other than dynamite?😒