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#3459 of 5257 strip bearings Malibu Maxx
May 24, 2005 (3:34 pm)
I have a 2004 Malibu Maxx. Noticed grinding in wheel and brake area. took it to a chevie garage and was told the strip bearings are worn! This is a new car, well one year old. Can bearings go that fast? It is still under warranty, but I am the only one who drives it and never go far. I have 11, 500 miles on it. Love the car, but sure is creepy to think it is falling apart on me.
#3460 of 5257 Re: strip bearings Malibu Maxx [loisnorthernil]
May 25, 2005 (2:14 am)
Any further information on what strip bearings might be? I've never heard the term.
May 25, 2005 (7:00 am)
Have been purchasing my fuel at BJs and it contains 10% ethanol. Have a 2004 Maxx LT and it has just a very slight rough idle. Really not too concerned about it. The car has a May build date that e2helper gave to me months ago. Thanks to him all of the issues have been addressed, replacement of fuel tank (warped) cause of low fuel indicator and the air bag light issue, replaced a module etc. Car has been running great and am scheduled to take it in for it's first oil change (16% left on the DIC) and it's first mechanical NYS inspection. Have 4700 mi on it. As you can see have not exactly went around the world. Split the driving between the Maxx and wife's Buick RDV. Question to e2, could the slight rough idle be caused by the ethanol in the gas and should I ask them to do a computer scan to see if it has all the updates etc TSB or anything else. Not going to mention the head rests. I switched the rears to the fronts and that worked for us. The sunshade issue has not been one for me. In the summer I close them and in the winter they are open. Average MPG is 24, 32/34 HWY.
May 27, 2005 (7:18 am)
I just found out that my car (which I still haven't met) has a beige pin stripe down both sides. I'm not so sure I'm going to like the look of it. I actually chose the black color to simplify the lines of the vehicle. How hard is it to have a pin stripe removed? Will it damage or alter the paint/finish?
#3463 of 5257 Re: pin stripe [christinad]
May 27, 2005 (8:11 am)
most pinstripes are applied by the dealer...the ends are sealed with a clear coat so they will not peel back.....using a hair dryer or heat gun....they can usually be removed fairly easy, there should not be any damage to the paint or finish......wondering if you ask the dealer to remove it for you if they will????
beige on black???? what color is the interior???...take a look at it before you decide to have it taken off.....and yes..still owe ya pics of the dash wood inserts over the HVAC and stereo contorls...
#3464 of 5257 Re: pin stripe [pao]
May 27, 2005 (10:56 am)
Yeah, I can't wait to see your pics, because, on the website, the colors don't seem to quite match up. The aftermarket looks a little lighter/more red. Do you find that to be the case?
As for the dealer removing the stripe, they're 5 hours away. My Dad's dealership may be able to do it, though. My interior is neutral (to match my two Chinese pugs). Maybe I'll love it, who knows.
May 27, 2005 (11:01 am)
Although, a lot of dealers have the pinstripe actually painted on, so you better check with the dealer first, before you start messing with it. I don't know about Chevrolets...but....all the Caddy dealers stripes are painted on (in the So. Jersey area)..I know this,because the pinstriper is a friend of mine, and always does my vehicles.
#3466 of 5257 Re: pin stripe [christinad]
May 28, 2005 (8:37 am)
Do you have the beige interior? If so, I think the pinstripes will look great. I had them on my 1982 (!) dark green/blue cavalier hatchback (my first new car) and it was snazzy looking. That car was very dark, sort of a black-jade color.
#3467 of 5257 Re: pin stripe [christinad]
May 28, 2005 (9:26 am)
the burlwood swirl pattern is slightly different...even my digital shows it slightly redder..or lighter....but is is really close.....I will try to get them posted this afternoon....I asked for the OEM...as it wasnt listed on their site....exoticwoodash....it turned out to be the synthetic light burlwood
#3468 of 5257 Re: pin stripe [madmadam]
May 28, 2005 (2:41 pm)
Although I wouldn't pay one cent more for pinstripes, I would mess with trying to take one off. I think you could get into a real expensive mess.