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These 2005 Chevy Malibu Complaints are extremely common in this make and model vehicle. According to Car Complaints, this was a design flaw in the vehicle that caused the bulbs to burn so hot that they burned out the lights and melted the turn signal covers. The gaps introduced by the warped light covers have led to electrical system horror stories about ...


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Here it the procedure for 're-learning' the master key for my Chevy Malibu. I assume that most Chevy's that have a transponder work this way well: With an unlearned master vehicle key, turn ON the ignition, but not the engine: Wait for roughly 10 minutes (mine was slightly longer) for the 'security indicator' to turn off: Turn the ignition completely ...


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I don't know that car specifically, but it sounds like the auto-cancel mechanism is bent or mis-installed. Since it is integral with the steering column, you will probably need to pull off your steering wheel and get into where the switch mates with the column. There will be a plate or ring on the column with a tab or the like that will move a lever in the ...


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Can you disconnect the battery without upsetting the car's electrics? (You should be able to on a car of that age, but some newer cars or cars with fancy alarms can get upset) If so, remove one terminal and connect the multimeter, set to ammeter mode, in series with it. DO NOT attempt to start the car like this (best to leave the keys well clear of the ...


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I have had this problem with one of my vehicles as well. It usually has to do with the fillhose vent tube/breather tube being blocked or not working properly. This inhibits air pressure from being released from the tank as you are filling it. This will cause air to travel backwards through the fill tube and cause the pump to shut off as it senses fuel ...


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It does depend on the car. As Hillsons says, it might be a faulty gauge or sender, but it might also be the nature of the filler neck, as some designs don't flow well, resulting in the neck filling with fuel before the tank has - I had a car recently where you had to fill it at half-speed otherwise the pump would be constantly clicking off. Others I've seen ...


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Rest assured that gas pumps don't use magic to stop. When gasoline reaches the top of your tank all the way to the end of the pump nozzle, it covers a valve within the pump nozzel that shuts off the pump mechanically. So in all likelihood, gasoline has filled your tank by the time it trips the pump. The chances that both the gas stations you visited have ...


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2 miles isn't enough for some cars to heat up, is this the first time this has happened? First, check your coolant level, cold and hot. If it's good, You likely need a new thermostat, the piece that controls the flow of coolant to the radiator. If that doesn't fix it, then check the heater valve as FossilizedCarlos mentioned.


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I think you're getting the 'cal err' because your radio lost power. Hopefully you've just got some corroded/loose battery terminals. Try cleaning and tightening them and see if that gets you going. I've seen vehicles act this way due to a loose battery terminal. If that's not it, you've possibly got a problem somewhere in the wiring harness, possibly a ...


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When trouble shooting a cranks but won't run condition it comes down to three things Fuel, Fire, or Mechanical Fuel - Spray either or starting fluid into the air intake while trying to crank the vehicle. You may have fuel pressure but not enough, this will rule out a fuel problem. If it runs you have a fuel problem if it doesn't you don't. Fire - Check to ...


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Warning try this at your own risk I have heard this works on a ford motor... Spray a little penetrating oil down around the spark plug to help loosen it. Let sit for about 5 minutes or until a decent amount of the oil evaporates. Put a rag over the spark plug hole to prevent anything from falling in (or possibly fly out). Quickly crank the engine one cycle ...


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Maybe. If you get the glove box out out the way, if you have one it will probably be accessible through the space it usually occupies. Don't break the glove box, you'll need to disengage whatever mechanism is holding it in the open position when you release the latch. According to the manufacturer service schedule or whenever it's filthy / clogged. ...


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I've got a mitsubishi, so it's a different car, but there is a motor that opens and closes the heater door. It's going out, so sometimes I can hear it click and either engage/disengage when I turn the heat dial, so it's an erratic problem. Could be something similar on your car. Right now it's not engaging, so it's blowing cold air, even though the heater ...


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Sounds like there might more than one blend door. I guess you're looking for the heater blend door? Have you gone through chevymalibuforum.com? From this, you might be able to get at it through the glovebox? When all else fails, consult the factory service manual. Unfortunately, in your case, it's $200 new. They sometimes turn up on ebay, but it looks ...



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