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#4913 of 4972 2001 chevy malibu
Oct 18, 2010 (1:17 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 (9:55 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 (5:16 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 (3:43 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 (3:46 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.
#4918 of 4972 Re: New Malibu? and When? [dispencer2]
Apr 07, 2011 (7:24 pm)
It found out that it comes out on the 18th of April - launched at the Shanghai Auto Show and then a few days later at the NY one. I don't have any idea when you can't order 2011 models anymore. Does anyone know the cutoff date because I need to order one. I'll check with the local dealer next week.
#4920 of 4972 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Apr 29, 2011 (2:20 pm)
A reporter is looking to interview anyone with a GM vehicle that doesn't seem to accurately read fuel levels.
Please email predmunds.com Friday, April 29, 2011 to share your story.
May 26, 2011 (6:55 am)
Just bought a 2011 LT1 with the Red tintcoat Premium Package and Interface Package/Mat Package off the lot. Unable to order a red tintcoat LT2 because the pigment comes from Japan and is unavailable. $4,000 discount. $2,000 rebate, $1,000 from being an AARP member, $1,000 military discount. $22K and change out the door. I decided on the 2011 without waiting for the 2013 that comes out in the spring of next year. For one thing the new one will be more expensive and secondly I am concerned about the 5" shorter wheelbase. I'm primarily interested in ride and the 2011 rides ok. I rented them several times. I also have no interest in a touch screen like my wife"s Traverse - that "MyChoice" or whatever Ford and Chevy will call them. I could have had a red LT2 shipped in from Albuquerque but it had a sunroof and the ceiling is too low on the Malibu with a sunroof. It brushes my head even with the seat all the way down (and I'm 5'10"). Anyway the LT1 is fine with the LT2 wheels and other options it had on it except for the silly mat package. I always put in rubber mats. Unfortunately GM was too cheap to include a trunk net so I'll have to order one.
#4922 of 4972 Re: BOUGHT A 2011 LT1 [dispencer2]
May 26, 2011 (9:03 am)
Since you are the same height as me I was wondering if the headrests bother you like they bother me ? I have a bad back & I need to keep the seat back up straight for lower back support & this causes my head to constantly bump against the headrest. Fortunately we bought this car for my wife and I do not ride in it very often. But every time I do the headrests really bother me. AWB