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#159 of 275 Re: Car Didn't Start [dispencer1]
Apr 02, 2006 (2:56 pm)
I had a remarkably similar experience with my 2001 Malibu LS: Had the fuel pump replaced after a non-start episode in 3/2004, and then had the ignition module replaced when the problem recurred a month later. This solved the problem until recently. The "theft" light now goes on for no apparent reason intermittently. No non-start episodes yet. Wondered if you had recurrent problems or if Chevy has addressed this systematic annoying problem?
#160 of 275 Re: Last two sets of OEM tires... [csandste]
Apr 11, 2006 (8:45 pm)
bought a set of michilin x at sams car never handeled so good corners like a sports car and the gas mileage is up
#161 of 275 PCV HELP!
Apr 12, 2006 (7:30 am)
OK, now thanks to your help here, I found the PCV. Now, how the heck does it come out? On our MAXX where the valve goes in, there is like a retaining type holder that looks to be riveted into the engine, thus the pcv does not pull out. I am stumped! I cannot pull the PCV out. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? THANKS! Larry
#162 of 275 Re: PCV HELP! [mybooo]
Apr 13, 2006 (9:29 am)
The PCV on the 3.5 in the Maxx is the fixed orifice type. These usually don't need to be changed.
#163 of 275 Re: PCV HELP! [n0rseman]
Apr 13, 2006 (10:37 am)
THANKS! I could not figure out how to get the old one out! I wonder why they even list it if it is not user serviceable? I bet it would be costly to replace it. Thanks again for the info!
#164 of 275 Re: 2005 Malibu 2.2 4 cyld. [dpeters04]
May 20, 2006 (7:35 pm)
I cannot find the oil filter on my 2006 Chevy Malibu LS 2.2L engine?
can any one help???.
#166 of 275 2000 Malibu Maintenance
Jun 12, 2006 (3:58 am)
I have a mother who is 85, in good health, and stil drives. She recently had a bunch of stuff done. Is she getting ripped off?
The COOLANT JOB (Red light coming on; the diagnosis was she needed to have her manifold gasket replaced):
Replaced manifold gasket 6.5 hours $585.00
Replaced worn serpentine belt 45 .00
Lube, oil, and filter completed $12.45
Gasket KI 68.78
Bolt (4) 22.66
Bolt (4) 26.32
Oil filter 7.00
5W30 (6) 7.50
gAS, OIL, grease 7.50
Misc. supplies used 16.95
TOTAL CHARGE-- $917.34
Brake Job (not sure which brakes, I'll have to check)
The brake job at the Shell Station was $469.73
Replaced front strut tops, 4 wheel alignment 331.50
Lab mechanical 331.50
Sales Tax 37.09
so it adds up to 659.19---suspension
$2085.25 since 4/21/06
#168 of 275 Original Owner of 99 Malibu LS
Jun 12, 2006 (6:19 pm)
My 'bu has about 55K miles. A couple things:
1. I still have not changed the transmission fluid. Supposed to be good for 100K miles. Should I change at this point? Same sparkplugs as well.
2. Also, the AC unit is on the blink. This seems to be common problem with the Malibu's. AC light blinks on and off with the cold air. What's the fix for this?