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#3379 of 5257 Re: Alignment problem! [jdm952]
May 02, 2005 (4:26 pm)
i believe the issue is calibrating the electronic assist steering....Im forgetting the details..but I know it has been addressed in the forum before....do a search for the subject...and you should be able to find it...its a recalibration issue.....seems a lot of the local service techs..dont have a clue on how to handle the electronic steering on the 04/05 mailbus..did the search for you..here it is and lists the TSB..take this back to the service tech
ericw55, "Chevy Malibu Maxx" #3272, 13 Apr 2005 10:16 am
#3380 of 5257 Re: Alignment problem! [pao]
May 02, 2005 (4:35 pm)
Thanks alot, this will help out alot for when i take it back again!
#3381 of 5257 Re: Alignment problem! [jdm952]
May 02, 2005 (6:59 pm)
Hi there, just had mine fixed. Here is the TSB for the left pull: Informational - vehicle leads/pulls characteristics and diagnosis #04-03-06-001-(Sep 10, 2004).
#3383 of 5257 Re: Chevrolet Customer Service - Caution [alahiri]
May 03, 2005 (6:55 am)
I have to ask... the customer service rep you spoke with....what authorization did they give you to have the repairs made with their assistance?..did you not get an authorization in writing before you proceeded with the repairs?..Did you tell the service manager at the dealership that GM will assist in the repair cost?..Did the service manager not verify this information??? I would also not say that components are designed to last 3 years or 36K miles.....that is the stated warranty, not the expected life of the component and that failures are expected after 36K is an unfair statement.....I grant you it seems you took GM at their word...did you challenge it....have the name of the service rep you spoke with, have anything in writing regarding their offer???..sorry to hear about your unfortunate event here...good luck with a resolution
#3384 of 5257 I hope this is not the beginning of trouble
May 06, 2005 (3:45 am)
Well had my first problems with my 05 Maxx LT with 15,000Km. Last week the temp gage stopped working, car ran fine idle was about 200 rpm higher and it was hard to start when hot. Called On Star they ran a diagnostic and found a problem with the engine management module. Had an appointment for a oil change anyway at dealer, they took it in fixed it up worked great, still a bit of rough idle at times. They said they could not find anything wrong with the idle. Then this morning I got in the car for work and the blower would not work, not in auto or manual mode, I could here the air baffles moving around when I used the selector. And when the car was moving I could feel hot air coming through the vents so I believe the heat was working, just not the blower. Fuses checked out ok and the high fan relay wont even click. Any Ideas what the problem could be???? Other then that the car runs great, getting about 36 mpg combined city hwy about 50 / 50 split.
#3385 of 5257 Re: I hope this is not the beginning of trouble [meandmymaxx]
May 06, 2005 (4:42 am)
As a clarification here, you're talking imperial gallons, right?
#3386 of 5257 Re: I hope this is not the beginning of trouble [meandmymaxx]
May 06, 2005 (5:45 am)
could this be another case of when they fixed the original problem they disconnected something and didnt reconnect it?....
#3387 of 5257 Re: I hope this is not the beginning of trouble [meandmymaxx]
May 06, 2005 (12:38 pm)
For those that wondered where I have been finally a question I might be able to help on
First of all what pao said. But if that doesn't explain stuff......
Actually on an LT that Hi Blower Relay is just "going along for the ride" (it doesn't do anything on a vehicle with auto HVAC).
I will assume the HVAC display showing your selected temperature works, correct?
My guess would then be you could try a remove/reinstall on the fuse to the blower motor module. If you are game then look at the underhood electrical center and remove 30A fuse #19 labelled "RUN RLY". It is one of the big square ones and you will likely require a tool since the fusepuller in the IP center doesn't work with that big of a fuse and you can't get a good grip on it with just your fingers.
FYI - there is a special fuse puller dealer can likely order that will P/N 15401183. Probably should only cost a few bucks. It is similar to the plastic one in your vehicle but handles both sizes of fuses.
#3388 of 5257 Ready to buy Maxx!
May 09, 2005 (7:06 am)
Hello to everyone! I can't believe what a resource I have found in this forum. It's been hard focusing on work! I feel so empowered by this knowledge. My Dad (a Chevy salesman and former mechanic) almost died the other night when I casually used the term "TSB."
I'm waiting to find the best deal I can on a used '05 (Dad's connections to the GM wholesale market). I don't know if I can stand driving this '95 Taurus another day!
Am interested to see how the Maxx performs in the cold and snow here in Burlington, Vermont. Mixed reviews, but since I plan on buying good snow tires, I don't expect any real problems.
Thanks again, and I hope I never need the help of e2!!