Questions tagged [malibu]

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

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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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Where is the power steering fluid on a 2010 Chevy Malibu LTS with a 4-Cylinder Engine?

I looked in the manual and I don't see anything about where the power-steering fluid goes that appears to apply to the engine that I have. I read in a forum somewhere that the 4-Cylinder Chevy Malibu'...
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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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CASE / CKP relearn without GM Tech II. 09 Chevy Malibu

I need to do a CASE Relearn procedure following a CPU swap on an '09 Chevy Malibu. Is there a way I can do this without taking it to a GM dealer who has the Tech ii device? Are there lower cost ...
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Why does my car tick while idling. Tick increases speed with increase of rpm

My car is a 2003 Chevy Malibu with a 3.1L V6. It has a little over 150,000 mile on it. If that. Just a slightly high guess. And it struggle to accelerate. The ticking is seems to be coming from the ...
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'09 Chevy Malibu - No Crank, No Start - Heavy Troubleshooting Already Completed

Answer: Turns out the computer was shot, entirely non-functional. Swapped one out and the car started right up. For future readers: The computer is a likely cause if the vehicle has power, yet ...
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Chevy Malibu 2009 coolant sensor

I have a problem with my malibu, I got a code on the obdii reader as though the coolant temperature reading is not correct, so in the car lcd on the instrument cluster I can see Coolant temperature : -...
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2011 Chevy Malibu ltz gas intake issues with check engine light

The Check Engine Light came on and diagnosis came back. It has to do with the gas tank intake, it does not want to take gas when refilling the tank. It takes some then quits. It take 30 minutes or ...
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Third brake light on 2010 Chevy Malibu

The third brake light works when I start car then after 2 or 3 taps on the brake it quits working.
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Why does my car stutter and sometimes die at low RPMs, but only when the fuel tank is full?

My 2005 Chevy Malibu has a very strange problem, it sometimes dies at low RPMs, but only when the fuel tank is full. The problem goes away when the tank drops to a little bit above the 3/4 mark. I've ...
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04 Chevy Malibu classic new fuel filter cranks but does not turn over an it's not the theft system

4 door . Classic model.gold in color.03 engine.has a new fuel filter.but won't start it cranks over.the theft system light isn't on.unplugged negative side of battery for 30 minutes then had it on the ...
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Broken Exhaust Manifold Stud - Replacement part specs or part number

I was changing the Exhaust Manifold on an '09 Chevy Malibu. When tightening the bolt with the new one on, I twisted the whole bolt and stud off. So I have a couple issues. The broken stud is now left ...
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Broken Exhaust Manifold Stud - How to remove?

I was changing the Exhaust Manifold on an '09 Chevy Malibu. When tightening the bolt with the new one on, I twisted the whole bolt and stud off. So I have a couple issues. The broken stud is now left ...
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2004 Malibu not starting

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu. having starting problem; it turns over and act like it is starting, then dies after a few seconds. Have noticed that it started before,but when i put it in drive it died ...
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2010 malibu ac stops and temp Gauge drops

2010 malibu. At random, ac stops blowing cold air. Still blows but not cold. At the same time, the temp gauge drops to the bottom. It can work for a day fine then suddenly do the same thing. I've ...
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2009 Chevy Malibu turn signal problems

I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu LT. I had a check engine light come on last week. I went to a parts store and the guy working there plugged a small, hand held computer into my car under the steering column....
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Won't Start, No Crank, Lights Inside Work, Key Issue, Electric?

Details Chevy Malibu 09 Low on coolant (still visible in the tank so not entirely out) Belts are fine-Never overheated. Timeline One day it didn't start (don't remember it cranking) but then it ...
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Is it acceptable to use a 3/4 inch socket to loosen what are presumably 19mm lug nuts?

I have a spare six-point 3/4" flank drive socket I'd like to keep in the trunk with a breaker bar. (From recent experience, the little collapsing wrench that comes with the seventh-gen Chevy Malibu ...
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reprogramming a key for 2006 chevy malibu

i changed the master key for my 2006 chevy malibu because the old key got lost. now i have lost the new key and found the old one. is there a way to reprogram the key to work again? Will the ...
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2004 Chevy Malibu won't start after changing timing chain, crank sensor and ignition module and coil pack

I've changed the timing chain because it jumped time in my 2004 Chevy Malibu 2.2 liter. I've also changed the ignition module, crank sensor and coil pack, but it still won't start.
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How do you program the keyless entry remote for a 2012 Chevy Malibu

I have two remotes for Chevy Malibu I need to program them so my security alarm will work can I do this myself? If so how is it done? I have a 2012.
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How to close the re-circulation flap? [closed]

I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu and I am having a problem with the re-circulation switch for the AC. I am trying to figure out how to close flap so there is no outside air coming in can anybody help me ...
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Clunking Sound in 2008 Chevrolet Malibu [duplicate]

I recently made a post about a sound coming from the front end of my 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. The sound occurs when I accelerate fast or break harder. It also makes the noise when I go slowly over bumps....
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Clunking sound?

I just purchased a previously owned 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with 100,000 K on it. Whenever I make a sharp left or right turn (making a 90 degree turn rather than a shallow turn), the front end makes a ...
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Loss of engine power between 2100 and 2500 RPM on humid days - 2011 Malibu

I drive a 2011 Chevy Malibu LT (4 cyl, 2.4L, 6 spd. automatic) and have been experiencing this problem for the past year and a half. Basically, whenver its hot (90f+) and humid out, my car exhibits ...
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Horrible rotten feet smell from my 2013 chevy malibu ltz [duplicate]

I just purchased a 2013 Chevy Malibu LTZ and every time I turn on the air conditioner, there is this horrible odor of rotten feet that comes out of the vent. The longer I run it, the stronger it gets....
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Will not run after dieing while driving

My 2004 Chevrolet Malibu just died while driving and won't start back up. It acts like there's no fire. I put in new plugs, new coil pack, and new control module on top of the coil pack, but it still ...
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Front fender liner broken

I recently noticed that my front fender liner was broken which exposed the internal parts (see attached image). There was no impact to the car as I am the only person driving this. I have not even hit ...
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Persisting 1998 Malibu Exhaust Problem

I am having a problem with a 1998 Malibu. I keep getting several codes but primarily P0420. I have replace the Catalytic Converter twice. Both oxygen sensors have been replaced. I have checked the ...
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A/C blows hot air on acceleration

2008 Malibu A/C blows hot air on acceleration. At idle or once maintained speed, it cools and blows cold again.
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backed up into chain link fence- how to fix the marks on car [duplicate]

I just backed up into a chain link fence with my new black malibu. Any suggestions on how to get the marks off car? Is it best to bring it somewhere
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How can I program a replacement fob for a 2003 Malibu?

How do I program a replacement fob for my 2003 Malibu (not remote-start equipped)? EDIT: I have tried to do the following: The instructions that came with the fobs said to Sit in the car Shut all ...
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2007 Chevy Malibu key

I lost my only key to my car and the dealership keeps telling us different things every time we talk to them. They said they can make a key from the vin number but that it won't start the car and that ...