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#4897 of 4972 Re: 2006 Chevy Malibu front end noise [cpete1993]
Mar 02, 2009 (1:18 pm)
Sounds like it could be the bearing in the front spindle housing , which your CV joint goes through. A CV joint makes a clicking sound at low speed when turning the wheels and gets louder the farther you turn the wheel. Have a mechanical mind person look for cracks in the boots and for any grease escaping from the CV boot. Check that the spindle to the CV drive line hasn't any play in and out or side to side.
Sorry i didn't pick up your post earlier.
May 13, 2009 (10:39 am)
We will miss the 2004 LT just like another poster who moved up to the new one. The 200hp V6 and 4 speed tranny provided a low of 23 and a high of 36 mpg's. For a first year GM and even with a couple of problems it was great and should be enjoyed by the new owner. For the lack of a three car garage and a back that couldn't drop down into the seat, it gave its value as a trade in on a new JK Rubicon.
#4899 of 4972 Re. Bradshaw, Greer, SC
May 31, 2009 (3:24 pm)
We purchased a 2009 Malibu from Bradshaw, Greer, SC. It was a completely satisfactory experience. The dealership was very clean and neat. Sally Hartz, the sales person was delightful to work with.
All in all at 10 all the way around.
#4900 of 4972 Re: Re. Bradshaw, Greer, SC [petranelle]
May 31, 2009 (5:21 pm)
I love my 08 Malibu.7 months of enjoyment and counting.
#4901 of 4972 Concerns about how GM Bankruptcy will affect you?
Jun 02, 2009 (4:00 am)
For those of us who have concerns about how the GM bankruptcy will affect us in terms of warranties, recalls, rewards program, parts and resale value let me refer you to http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/your-money/02consumer.html?ref=business
This New York Times article is written in an easy to understand question and answer format and addresses most of the corncerns one may have. Here is an example:
Q. My OnStar contract is up for renewal in a few weeks. What is the effect of the G.M. bankruptcy on On-Star? ó Ellen, Palos Park, Ill.
A. G.M. says that there will be no impact on OnStar service, and that subscriptions will remain in place. Given that this service is, arguably, one of the best products of any sort that the company has come up with in the last decade or two, thereís little chance that itís going away or changing much.
#4902 of 4972 Re: 2006 Chevy Malibu front end noise [cpete1993]
Jul 22, 2009 (5:18 am)
I have the same noise that starts at 40 mph and I replaced tires also. The car has 54,000 miles and I still have the noise. Did you get yours solved? If so, please post results.
#4903 of 4972 Re: 2006 Chevy Malibu front end noise [rbnelson]
Jul 22, 2009 (1:26 pm)
Well I found out it was some bearings worn on one of the arms on the front end. They replaced the arm and the noise went away. The mechanic said that the car would have run fine with the noise, but it was too much for me, so I let them replace it. I can't remember the proper name for the part, but they changed it in about 30 min.
Hope this helps.
#4904 of 4972 Re: 2006 Chevy Malibu front end noise [cpete1993]
Jul 23, 2009 (4:45 am)
I found out mine was the front passenger side wheel bearing, a $350.00 repair at the dealer.
#4905 of 4972 Re: 2006 Chevy Malibu front end noise [rbnelson]
Jul 24, 2009 (4:12 am)
unfortunately the malibu uses a sealed hub..thus you have to replace the entire assembly vice repack the bearings like you use too.....prices range from $125 to $200 for the assembly based on the manufacturer and aftermarket source....then labor on top...and a wheel alignment as well.....
#4906 of 4972 Help: Malibu Maintenance Question
Aug 13, 2009 (4:02 pm)
I have a 2005 Malibu about 48k miles. Chevy dealer told me that I need transmission flush, induction service, and mass air flow cleaning. Here is the price list,
Transmission flush: $206
Induction service: $154
Are those service necessary, are those prices reasonable???
Thank you very much for your advice.