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The Malibu is an American automobile manufactured by Chevrolet from 1964 to 1983 and since 1997.

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Left headlight turns off after starting car

Issue The left headlight on my 2005 Chevy Malibu seems to have a mind of its own. It turns on when I unlock the car, and it also stays on for a bit when I shut the engine off and get out of the car, ...
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My 2009 Chevy Malibu Ltz

My car is smelling like it's burning metal and is making a winning sound while driving. Any advice on what it could be?
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Cam sprocket pin!

During timing chain replacement on my 2011 Malibu 4-cylinder engine, I noticed that the alignment dowel pin on the exhaust cam sprocket came off but it is still in the hole in the camshaft gear(so it ...
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Crank no start!

I have a 2011 Malibu 2LT. It cranks but does not start. It happened all of a sudden with no warning or issues before. Checked fuses and they were all ok, including starter relay and fuel pump relay. ...
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Got a new ECM for my 2012 chevy malibu LS (flex engine) and it is showing codes for the crank shaft sensor

So the car will run and drive(mostly) but has codes flashing saying the "crankshaft sensor" is unlearned and keeps going into limp home mode. Does it need to be programmed again? It was ...
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2008 Chavy Malibu no crank no start

I have 2008 Chevy Malibu that has a no crank no start it has new battery for alternator and starter tested both are good new battery post got new ignition switch still no luck I did notice that my ...
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Collision, hood unlatches and disconnects from the holder that locks it in place but won’t open & gets caught on something while lifting it up

It’s a 2006 Chevy Malibu. I was in a collision the other day and there was a lot of damage to the front of the vehicle. I am trying to get into the engine compartment to assess the damage (I know at ...
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2008 Chevy Malibu four cylinder 2.4 L

What causes my 2008 Chevy Malibu will not go over 10 MPH. It starts making this horrible noise. And reduces gas pressure.
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Purpose of camshaft position sensor (CMP) vs crankshaft position sensor (CKP) without VVT

On a vehicle with variable valve timing (VVT), the need for a camshaft position sensor (CMP) is obvious. However, on an older engine without VVT, what purpose does the CMP serve? The position of the ...
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Car running hot but not overheating

09 3.5L v6 chevy malibu running hot. Radiator is new. Pressure test came back fine, so no leaks. Disappearing coolant that's never visible on the ground. My temp hand will rise just about to H in a ...
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Replaced drivers side seat 2009 chevy malibu, new seat does not have side airbag

I have a 2009 chevy malibu with the collapsed driver seat. I replaced the seat with a very similar seat from a 2008 chevy malibu, it does not have the side airbag like the previous seat did so the ...
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2013 Malibu vacuum pump

I had a pretty substantial oil leak from behind my vacuum pump. I bought a seal and when I went to change it I found that the part that meets up to the camshaft was just broken into many pieces. I got ...
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Where is the 2nd. battery in my 2016 Chevy Malibu [closed]

Where is the 2nd battery if I have one. My friends Chevy truck has it under back seat.
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I need to take my motor mount off. I don't have a jack. So can can I take off that mount to get to my alternator pulley without dropping the motor?

I have a 2006 Chevy Malibu 2.2 Ecotech. I can't loosen that pulley unless I take off that motor mount that's in the way.I don't have a jack so. Can I successfully remove the motor mount then put on ...
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Temp gauge not responding correctly

I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu lt 2.4L and the temp gauge will drop while driving or it wont even read that the engine is at operating temp but the ac blows cold air and I got a scan tool and no codes ...
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'00 Malibu no crank replaced ignition completely now worse. Help!

2000 3.1 V6 Malibu – I cannot get the engine to crank. What I have done in the last 2 months; Replaced the battery – tests @ 12.98V cables off, 12.78V cables on, 12.58V with key in (KOEO) position ...
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(2010 Chevy Malibu 2.4) No crank/No start; only 7.6 volts to pcm

Hello everyone I’ve recently purchased this car for a great price, the last owner I believe tried to repair it himself and gave up. I’ve found a post on here very very similar to mine found here I’ve ...
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2001 Malibu air conditioner won't stay on

When I turn on the AC, I can see the compressor clutch engage, blower motor is running, no cool air. I also noticed about every 5 seconds a light 'clunk' from the area of the compressor. After about ...
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How to remove the serpentine belt on a 2007 Chevy Malibu

I know where to get the tool I need but am in need of a diagram so I know where it fits. EDIT: It has the V6 in it.
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2013 Chevy Malibu LT 2.5L

I saw your message about "don't go looking for trouble..." I replaced my MAF 1.5 yrs ago along with the intake and exhaust VVT solenoids after codes p0013 p0014 would pop up. It ran ...
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2014 Chevy Malibu - Code P055B

I keep getting a P055B code, but I have changed out the sensor twice. The mechanic cleared the code but it keeps returning. Any suggestions?
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Started the process of programming my 2005 Malibu key, then battery died. Now process not working

So I started the process of programming my new 2005 Malibu key as described on this page. I went through 2 10 minutes cycles and everything was working correctly. The security light was turning off ...
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2009 Chevy Malibu is dead, no crank, no clicking sound, no lights turning on inside. Just completely dead

I need help. My 2009 Chevy Malibu was working fine, the next day I was going to turn it on, it didn't. There was no crank, no clicking, no lights inside turning on. Nothing, just dead. I have replaced ...
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ABS Warning and Brake Calipers - Long Post

Edited: I received photos from the shop and I’m wondering if this changes any opinions. I have a 2016 Chevy Malibu LT 1.5L in Florida that we’ve had for going on 1.5 years. I’m sorry this is so ...
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2005 Malibu stuck in park

I have a 2005 Malibu. The gear-stick is stuck in park. I've tried using brute force to get the gear-stick to shift, but it won't move. What's the cause/fix?
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Battery drain - 2001 Chevy Malibu

I'm trying to troubleshoot a parasitic battery drain and need help. With all courtesy lights off, key out, doors shut, I show 1.5A of draw. The battery is dead within 24 hrs. I have pulled all fuses ...
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2016 Chevy Malibu LS

My Chevy Malibu is making a clicking noise underneath the car when I accelerate. Check engine light is not on.
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Oil / Coolant Leaking and Mixing. Low pressure. No CEL. Intake Manifold Gasget?? - '09 Chevy Malibu

Alright guys, the Malibu is back! Issue: Wife was driving. Oil pressure light came on. Pulled over. Car wouldn't start for next 10 minutes. Then started right up, and made it home (Light was gone). ...
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Coolant Reservoir: Why doesn't air pressure escape through the overflow hose?

Background: I am in the process of troubleshooting an overheating/coolant problem with my 2005 Chevy Malibu. For what it's worth, I suspect there is air in the coolant lines which is delaying/...
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2016 chevy malibu battery

I have a 2016 chevy malibu i tried to start my car last tuesday it would not start light radio everything came on. got a jump it started 6 days later same issue it says in the dash service battery ...
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No cranking Chevy Malibu 2008

I have a 2008 Chevy Malibu four cylinder 2.4 L the battery tested good brand-new starter but I am still getting a no start no crank. I have full power in the car but when I turn the key everything ...
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Are there safe DIY ways to find an EVAP leak?

So, I have a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu. I've been fighting with an EVAP leak (code PO442, a small leak) for a few months now. When I originally had it smoke-tested at the mechanic, they told me that it ...
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1999 Malibu Braking System

Just changed my whole braking system in the front. My brake line on the left blew a hole and I replaced it. Decided to change calipers and hoses. Bled the lines. When the engine is started the pedal ...
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Electrical issue with 2009 Chevy Malibu

Was wondering if anybody is experiencing the same issues as I am with my 2009 Chevy Malibu. In the evening when it gets dark the door locks will start going haywire when the car is not running and ...
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2009 Malibu hesitates when accelerating at first, then runs normal

My 2009 Malibu (LT, 2.4L v4, 140k miles) is having acceleration issues. It doesn't happen every time, but when accelerating from a stop the engine will run up to around 2300rpm then hang there for ...
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Wobbling wheel, Chevy Malibu LT

I have a 2007 Chevy Malibu I was driving down the highway and I heard a pop come from the rear passenger side wheel and then it sounded like I had a flat but the tire is now wobbling pretty bad what ...
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Fuel filter location for the Chevy Malibu 2013? Replacement?

Where's the fuel filter located in a Chevy Malibu 2013? I can't find any free info about it online (might pay for one of those services like alldatadiy), but message boards speculate it's integrated ...
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2009 Chevy Malibu LTZ No crank but starts on second attempt

I have 2009 {Chevy Malibu LTZ} (No crank)but starts on second attempt. When starting car everything turns on, fuel pump runs and gauges test etc. Then turning key more to start nothing happening no ...
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Winter tire question

I am attempting to get a straight answer regarding winter tires. The size as shown on the inside of the door is "215/60R/15". I am told that I can use 195/65R/15 and 205/65R/15 tires as well. Is ...
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2011 Chevy Malibu will not reverse

What does it mean when ur car won't reverse but the other gears work? How do I fix it?
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Motor shake and loud when accelerating

first post here. My car , Chevy Malibu 2005 LS 3.5L V6, recently started to be much more loud when accelerating. It shake a lot too. But only when accelerating and especially at 1000RPM. When don't ...
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2010 Chevy Malibu

My center brake light worked with no problems, but then I had my brakes changed and now the center brake light now works sporadically. What could be the problem.
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Overheating, water reservoir bubbling

2001 Chevy Malibu - Squeeze both radiator hoses they are soft like not getting water maybe water pump. Like the water isn't getting to the motor maybe the water pump stuck. The radiator overflow is ...
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Can't shift into park - '09 Chevy Malibu

So old faithful (faithful to break at least) is having problems again (2009 Chevy Malibu). The gear shift intermittently won't shift into Park. It will shift out and between any other gears with no ...
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Does the 2008 Chevy Malibu need different driver/passenger axles?

Engine is 2.4 L4 (Non-Hybrid) I ordered two axles from a site that said the axle fit both the front right and left. Here is the part: CONSTANT VELOCITY DRIVE AXLE - CARDONE SELECT [NEW] Part ...
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2011 Chevy Malibu Starting issue

I have a 2011 chevy malibu and the other day went to start it and it started but seemed a little hesitant then the next day won't start without a jump. Every time you turn the car off you have to jump ...
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My 2013 Malibu electric park brake doesn't function and ''service'' sign comes on dash

2013 Malibu LTZ ''service park brake switch'' stays on. mechanic thinks could be '' short to ground or open'' wire in switch. any experience out there? If I turn key only one notch it works fine, but ...
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2008 Malibu LTZ ECT sensor location

Where is the engine coolant temperature sensor on my 2008 Malibu LTZ, with 2.4L Ecotec engine? I've checked online and can't seem to find a good video or guidance. I thought it would jump out at me ...
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What is the thread and size of a Chevy Malibu 2009 Hybrid with ATC blower module retaining bolt size?

I was wondering if any of you guys could possibly know the thread of the retaining bolts of the blower module (ATC) to a Chevy Malibu 2009. Thanks advancely !
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98 Chevy Malibu 2.4 liter has fuel and fire but will not start

98 chevy malibu 2.4 liter .Has fuel to injectors and fire to the plugs but won't start?
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