Chevrolet Malibu Repair Questions- Page 1

Chevrolet Malibu Hard to Start
Scanned codes. That engine has 2 crank position sensors. One is near the starter and bolts to the engine block. The other is behind the crank pulley/balancer. I have to say i have not replaced many of those.

2004 Classic Dies then Wont Start Theft light flashing
It died on her a couple times, then would take several tries to get it start up. Eventually we couldn't get it to start at all. So I verified it had spark. Then checked the fuel pressure.

2005 Chevrolet Starter Wont Engage
Replaced starter and battery. Car will not start when outside temp is cold.  After it
warms up it will start and run great.  Key turns, lights work and all but bcar will not turn over. Why does my car act up.


My 2005 Malibu Power Steering Warning Message
power steering message came up on my dash as my steering tightened up. After I restarted the car it began working again.

2002 3.1l Engine Overheats. Repalced intake gaskets

Clunking Noise in Steering Wheel
When i turn the steering wheel and when i stop and hit bumps on my 2006 Chevrolet. When i stop or hit the gas and turn.

How to Compress Caliper Piston Rear Brakes
I'm getting ready to replace the rear pads and have the rotors turned. Are there any hints or specifically needed special tools.

Check Engine Light Code P1635
Replaced IAC and idle no longer raced but still was too high. MAF code for  reference voltage. Back probed sensor and found 4.2 V at the MAF. Disconnected MAF  and reference pin was at 5V. Replaced MAF, code cleared. Idle still erratic. Code set  for Reference A voltage high. Back probed TP, Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor, MAP, and  EGR and found 5V reference.

Fuel Pump Wont Always Com On
I have an 2001 Chevy Malibu i turn the key but the fuel pump doesn't always kick on i just put new fuel pump sending unit and pick up in it. I am still having same problem.

Ecotec 2.2L has No Power Accelerating
When i start the car it shakes and has a hard time picking up speed? I did a test and it said a misfire. So i replace the plug, plug wire, ignition coil pack. I started the car and it still shook but not as bad. Then i replace the fuel pump and the fuel filter.

2004 malibu, 2.2, scan p0171
Can MAF be tested.  Want to check it before mechanics replace it. Can the Mass Air Flow sensor be tested with a multi-meter? Why does my  malibu have this code.

Car Hard To Start
I have to turn the key in the ignition several times before it will start. Battery is good. Think maybe a switch or security / theft problem.

Fuel Gauge Goes to Empty
The gas gauge in my 2006 Chevrolet Malibu goes to empty at times. My wife ran out of gas once. Is there a fuse or relay for this problem.

Check Engine Light Code P1374
Where is and how do i replace the crank position sensor on my car? This code came up with a computer scan at the mechanic.

2008 Chevy Malibu Steering Noise
There is a pop noise when I am turning the steering wheel. Shop lubricated bushings and replaced the shocks and struts.

Chevy Malibu Overheating
Have replaced the thermostat, flushed the coolant and radiator cap. What is the labor time to repair the water pump. Need to get it fixed before trade in for a new car.

Hard to Start
After putting gas in my car, it is hard to start. I only use the plus gasoline. Can you tell me what this problem is.

Starter Won't Turn Engine
I removed the starter and had it test- OK. I even turned the flywheel, but the engine will not crank over when i turn the key.

Evap Code P0446
Have this code on my car. Is that a bad purge valve or vent solenoid?

Humming Noise In Front End
My 2001 has an ABS light and noise in the front end. We replaced both hub bearing but the light is still on.

Multiple Random Misfires
I have a check engine light with code P0300. It is showing random misfires on several cylinders. We change spark plugs, wires and the catalytic converter.

Noise When Braking And Turning
My car is getting a clunk noise when turning the steering wheel and driving slowly. Sounds like brakes or suspension noise.


Question: Overheat issue ...i have a 04 3.8 impala and need a lil help you see my fan wont stay on when i turn off the car or will it switch to hi or medium just low and low kick on at 210 now i check the relays and wires but they were all good. So if any one can give me some help an idea were to look. Next checked temperature sensor and relays and fuses also.
 Well, i am trying to understand your question. If you mean the radiator fans only have low speed and not high, then you have a relay problem. Several relays all work together to control the fans. The circuits go into and out of then. A very complicated system. You are going to have to get a schematic and follow it closely while testing with a test light.

Question: My 1999 Chevrolet Malibu has a horrible clunking noise in the front end and takes forever to speed up and shift gears then yesterday it died on me when waiting at light- please help.
 You have several different things going on. A clunk is a steering or suspension problem. Maybe a worn tie rod end or intermediate steering shaft. Taking forever to speed up could be a plugged catalytic converter. Stalling could be many different things. You need to go see a mechanic.

Question: Malibu runs great shuts off then cranks runs great few mile then shuts off over and over.
 You did not tell us what year or engine size. That makes a difference. I could guess at many different things- ignition module, crank sensor, ignition switch, fuel pump, computer. Check for low fuel pressure caused by a bad pump. Check for a bad ignition switch.

Question: My car felt like it was jerking a little/ bogging then it stops I would like to know what it could be so as I can fix it before it may turn into something bad, I really need my car, Suzanne.
 It sounds like what you are describing is an engine misfire. The shaking and bucking are caused by one or more cylinders not firing correctly. Common causes for this are a bad ignition coil or spark plugs. If the check engine light is not on or flashing then it is okay to drive. But I would get the code scanned and you probably will find something like p0300 engine misfire. Then you can have the system diagnosed and repaired.

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