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Old 04-20-2017, 07:34 AM
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Eeeew!

My beater is a Chevy Cobalt, bought new. Ten years and 107k miles of hauling my fat ass around has taken its toll on the driver's seat bottom's foam and springs. I bought one from a junkyard via eBay, and it arrived yesterday.

I guess it was out of a wreck, and a middle-aged or older woman was driving when the wreck happened. I guess I should be grateful it was just #1 instead of #2, huh?

Judging by the women driving Cobalt's, I'm going to guess she wasn't a hottie.

Luckily, my car has leather (not Merino... not even Dakota), so the seat cover will get swapped out.

A new foam piece is not available. GM's stopped making them and sold all the NOS (new old stock if there's such a thing for Cobalt's).
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:28 AM
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My beater is a Chevy Cobalt, bought new. Ten years and 107k miles of hauling my fat ass around has taken its toll on the driver's seat bottom's foam and springs. I bought one from a junkyard via eBay, and it arrived yesterday.

I guess it was out of a wreck, and a middle-aged or older woman was driving when the wreck happened. I guess I should be grateful it was just #1 instead of #2, huh?

Judging by the women driving Cobalt's, I'm going to guess she wasn't a hottie.

Luckily, my car has leather (not Merino... not even Dakota), so the seat cover will get swapped out.

A new foam piece is not available. GM's stopped making them and sold all the NOS (new old stock if there's such a thing for Cobalt's).
Maybe they were just a "heavy sweater".
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:32 AM
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Or she got really excited a lot?
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Or it was a long way before the next rest stop. Do you have a part number? I know a source for old dealer and manufacturer warehouse stock which was cleared out at the ten year limit.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:14 PM
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Or it was a long way before the next rest stop. Do you have a part number? I know a source for old dealer and manufacturer warehouse stock which was cleared out at the ten year limit.
Cool. Thanks.

The cushion P/N is 15289208. It's for a 2007 Cobalt SS, 4 door, 2.4 liter.

RockAuto.com is always sending me e-mails about Cobalt parts being cleared out of their inventory and that of their suppliers.

I doubt there are too many Cobalt's getting restored and taken to car shows on the weekends. I suspect most of them that are left now are parked in the ghetto or in a trailer park.

Getting this junkyard seat has allowed to see how it's put together without taking my Cobalt out of commission. It looks like there's a wire frame springs, and plastic plate (between the foam and the wire frame that might also be part of my problem.
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Unfortunately they do not have the seat cushion but they are worth checking for other discontinued parts should the need arise again. The way it works is when you find they do have a part you need they will sell and ship it back to your local dealer and you then purchase it from them .

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My beater is a Chevy Cobalt, bought new. Ten years and 107k miles of hauling my fat ass around has taken its toll on the driver's seat bottom's foam and springs. I bought one from a junkyard via eBay, and it arrived yesterday.

I guess it was out of a wreck, and a middle-aged or older woman was driving when the wreck happened. I guess I should be grateful it was just #1 instead of #2, huh?

Judging by the women driving Cobalt's, I'm going to guess she wasn't a hottie.

Luckily, my car has leather (not Merino... not even Dakota), so the seat cover will get swapped out.

A new foam piece is not available. GM's stopped making them and sold all the NOS (new old stock if there's such a thing for Cobalt's).
How do you know the previous owner was a woman?
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:42 PM
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How do you know the previous owner was a woman?
Probability.... females are much more prone to bladder leakage. But, it all Depends. Get it?
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:45 PM
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Link to Vintage Parts Inc. http://www.vpartsinc.com/

Unfortunately they do not have the seat cushion but they are worth checking for other discontinued parts should the need arise again. The way it works is when you find they do have a part you need they will sell and ship it back to your local dealer and you then purchase it from them .
Thanks.

I'll give them a shot. Looking at the junkyard seat, there's some springs, metal frame, and a plastic plat that might be the root of my problems. As is often the case, the junkyard seat frame and springs are rusty. I've seen the springs, metal frame and plastic plate on GM part break-outs. I might try to get those new.
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Love how we all jump to the nastiest conclusions

a water leak from the car sitting outside with a sunroof damaged in a wreck? NO! It's PEE! It's PEE I tell you!!!
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:51 AM
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Love how we all jump to the nastiest conclusions

a water leak from the car sitting outside with a sunroof damaged in a wreck? NO! It's PEE! It's PEE I tell you!!!
It's in the most probable position for a pee stain to be. However, in support of your hypothesis, the cats weren't particularly interested in it. They were more interested in the box it came in.
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you sure its pee? take a sniff pee smell will not go away. i bet coffee. or tea or soda
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you sure its pee? take a sniff pee smell will not go away. i bet coffee. or tea or soda
I was once looking for parts in a wrecking yard in Holland for my Civic and found clumps of long human hair.

Kinda grisly.
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Kinda grisly.
My dad ran a body shop business for a dozen years or so. Local spot that grew to 6 or 7 locations before he sold it. I was of the age that I spent some time there and learned stuff that I would not have otherwise.

Hair and other human stuff in windscreens was a pretty common experience. I was too young and stupid to appreciate the horror of the little person affects we'd find in other seats. As a father, I am thrilled not to recall them.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:59 PM
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you sure its pee? take a sniff pee smell will not go away. i bet coffee. or tea or soda
I can't smell anything because of allergies. I throw milk away two days before it expires because I couldn't smell if it went bad. When I saw the stain, I asked Frau Putzer to come smell the seat bottom from the junkyard. Her response was effectively "fornication upon you."

The cats are ignoring it. So, yeah, it's probably something other than piss.
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My dad ran a body shop business for a dozen years or so. Local spot that grew to 6 or 7 locations before he sold it. I was of the age that I spent some time there and learned stuff that I would not have otherwise.

Hair and other human stuff in windscreens was a pretty common experience. I was too young and stupid to appreciate the horror of the little person affects we'd find in other seats. As a father, I am thrilled not to recall them.
the site software made the word windscreen and long human hair into Amazon links...

Odd, it didn't do it for this post.

I wonder if we can have some fun with this...
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