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#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.
#4907 of 4972 Re: Help: Malibu Maintenance Question [sean74]
Aug 13, 2009 (5:40 pm)
My friend I would get a second opinion. Why would you need a transmission flush with only 48K miles? I have 93k miles on my 2006 Malibu and have never had ANY of those things done to it. And the car runs great.
Is your car running bad or something? I'll take it to someone else before I shell out that kind of cash.
That's just my opinion though.
#4908 of 4972 Brake Pad Issue
Aug 14, 2009 (12:47 pm)
I just changed rear brake pads of my 2005 Malibu. As of today I have changed rear pads twice. One at 22k, and toady at 48k. I was very upset.
I bought it in August 2005. In November 2007, I changed rear pads because one of a pair completely worn out while others looked like new. Chevy dealer didnít explain what was wrong. I strongly suspected that something was wrong. Today, they told me that it needs change again because they are almost worn out. For safety reason I changed them. But they still did not give me a satisfying explanation. They just told me it is normal.
Thank you very much for your advice on this matter.
#4909 of 4972 Re: Brake Pad Issue [sean74]
Jan 12, 2010 (5:37 am)
At least it does not seem to be sticking when you apply brakes, but it could impact braking performance when you need it most.
There is definitely something wrong and it sounds like you have a sticking caliper. One pad of a pair would indicate such and it will likely be the one opposite the piston. Post back if you know otherwise.
That constant drag will hurt MPG and likely damage the rotor, depending upon how severe it is dragging and generating heat. If it is quite bad, at night you should be able to detect a reddish glow on the rotor. If it is that bad, you could be damaging other parts in that area such as a wheel bearing.
#4910 of 4972 radiator flush 1999 Malibu 2.4 l engine
Jan 19, 2010 (11:08 am)
I need to know where the drain plug is on the radiator and upon which hose I need to connect the flush system.
#4911 of 4972 Re: radiator flush 1999 Malibu 2.4 l engine [lkrotzer]
Jan 21, 2010 (9:02 am)
I would look on the driver side down low and on the side toward engine.
#4912 of 4972 Re: reset computer? [joe3891]
Aug 03, 2010 (6:45 am)
What brand and model Scan Tool did you use to clear the PASSLOCK DTCs? I did the resistor bypass on my 2003, 3.1L Malibu. The Theft System light is constantly lit and the car starts every time, even after disconnecting the battery.