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#5192 of 5257 Re: Power Steering Freezes [kiltman]
Jul 09, 2010 (8:12 am)
it has to do with voltage regulating and all that good stuff coming from the alternator. i had this problem since last august when i bought the car from a dealer here and they had no idea how to fix it. ive been in many of time complaining about it. finally there is a fix. they have to replace the ignition module and put a ground on the module. it was replaced on my '06 MAXX and no problems since with the steering...
#5194 of 5257 Re: Power Steering Freezes [kiltman]
Jul 13, 2010 (6:33 am)
i believe the stealership did both
Sep 02, 2010 (7:48 pm)
I have a 2005 Malibu Maxx LT that I've owned since new. Last year, the remote start quit working. The lights still flash when activated but nothing else. I jumpered the wires to the hood latch switch, but it didn't help. I have a computer code reader that indicates NO FAULT CODES. I selected ERASE and the remote start will work only once. The erase would be needed each time to work.
Has anybody else had that problem? If so, what was the fix? Thank you for your reply.
#5196 of 5257 Re: Remote start problem [ownerof4chevys]
Sep 03, 2010 (4:08 am)
Last year I had the same problem. Tried jumping the wires but that didn't fix it. In the end I disconnected the wiring adapter that is behind the grill and it now works. Couldn't say that that is the reason but it does. Almost seemed like it waited till it was cold to work. Weird.
#5197 of 5257 Re: Remote start problem [kiltman]
Sep 04, 2010 (2:27 pm)
Thank you for your response to my remote start problem. I unplugged the harness with the 3 wires that goes to the hood latch switch. That is where no matter what I did, the remote start wouldn't work. A service manager at a Chevy dealership said that code faults also prevent the remote start from working.
Nowadays, with the economy so bad, I'm afraid to bring a car in for repair. They surely know how to pad a bill for things that are not needed. (I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 hardtop convertible with 12,000 miles that I took to a local Pontiac dealer for a broken dashboard vent (under warranty). They told me my airfilter was dirty, my induction area was dirty, and my tires were wearing badly. ALL LIES !!! ....... and who told them to look under the hood when they were only supposed to change a part on the dashboard.)
#5198 of 5257 O2 sensor
Oct 24, 2010 (8:51 am)
I keep hearing about an O2 sensor called "planar." Does a 2004 Maxx 3.5 engine have a factory "planar" O2 sensor? It reportedly cuts down on emissions and adds power.
#5199 of 5257 Retracting front sunvisor extension
Oct 24, 2010 (10:35 am)
Can anyone tell me how to get the passengers side front windshield sunvisor extension to retract back into the visor? Wife pulled it out, and have tried everything to get it to go back inside the visor, so we can snap the end of the visor back into the center piece above the windshield. I'm tempted to just snap the damned thing off, but figured I would ask here first.
#5200 of 5257 Re: Retracting front sunvisor extension [scanman88gt]
Oct 24, 2010 (8:09 pm)
My wife's whole visor end piece keeps separating from the visor itself, so maybe you can squeeze and pop the whole end off and then get access to the extension once separated. In our case we keep pushing the end back on and it says for a while (maybe glue will be our solution).
#5201 of 5257 canadian owners, power steering
Oct 25, 2010 (10:20 am)
2005 maxx LT lost power steering in when pulling out of drive way. I had the information letter saying that the steering column had a service adjustment of 10years 160,000 kms (in canada). My question is: Is this a one time replacement or it is a extended warranty of 10years 160,000kms for the steering column?