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#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.
#4913 of 4972 2001 chevy malibu
Oct 18, 2010 (12:17 pm)
Hey everyone i could really use some help ive been trying to fix my sisters car and im stumped. we bought the car with a 3.4l in it from a chevy venture, it had overheating problems and suspected head gasket failure w/ no oil coolant mix. I have replace the following; head gaskets, head bolts, heads were resurfaced and a shim was added with head gaskets, upper and lower intake gaskets, throttle body gaskets, injector o-rings, spark plugs, plug wires, oil change and filter, thermostat, cooling system flush, power steering pump, air filter, fuel filter, and fuel pump along with some other things like tires and rotors and brakes but those wouldnt cause the problems. after all that work was done and the car was reassembled it will just crank all day but wont start, there is no fuel pressure but there is spark and proper compression. the relay under the hood clicks but neither the old pump or the new one makes any noise and the there is no power at the connection. i was looking around and came across all of the complaints about the passcode theft system and it deactivating the pump and injectors. my theft light is on and it stays on and does not blink. i have tried the ten minute reset thing and i tried the resistor bypass thing, and the car still only cranks and will not start. anybody have any help at all they can offer ill answer any other questions you might have. thank you for any help,
p.s im not 100% sure i did the bypass correctly im a little foggy on adding the values of the resistors up.
#4914 of 4972 Re: 2001 chevy malibu [awil28]
Oct 19, 2010 (8:55 am)
The injectors have power all the time on run, the security system cuts ground in the PCM after it starts, like will run for 2 seconds.
With pump relay removed there should be at least one 12 volt feed to one of the 4 relay contacts with key on run. If not check fuel pump fuse for 12 volts in and out.
I like to use a 12 volt test light for this, cheap to buy.
#4915 of 4972 Re: Front Seats [bigdaddycoats]
Mar 30, 2011 (4:16 pm)
We just bought my wife a brand new 2011 1LT Malibu. I can't stand the headrests on the front seats constantly touching the back of my head. Why do the headrests come forward so far ? I can't get seat adjusted in such a way that this doesn't occur. Any suggestions ? Thanks, AWB
#4916 of 4972 New Malibu? and When?
Apr 03, 2011 (2:43 pm)
The internet (but not car magazines) is full of spy photos of the "2012" Malibu but nothing on "cars to come" articles. If this car is supposed to come out in the summer of 2011 then they should be building them but you can still order 2011 models. Does anybody know what the deal is with this redesigned Malibu on a shorter wheelbase? I definately won't consider it. A shorter wheelbase may impact the ride and the 2011 rides fine. I'm about to order a 2011 LT2 later this month.
#4917 of 4972 Re: Front Seats [ahoser13]
Apr 03, 2011 (2:46 pm)
My Cobalt is the same way but I just recline my seat a bit and it is OK. You can also buy a soft seat pad which helps as well. They sell them at Auto Zone.