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#3814 of 3823 Re: Fuel tank problem update [gearhead4]
Oct 11, 2006 (4:36 pm)
My malibu sucks !
I'll never buy GM junk again.
My malibu ran out of gas 3 times! when the gauge said it had gas.
I had to drop the tank and put in a new pump and sender.
Cost me $ 300.00 to do it myself.
I've had more major probs with this car than any other car I've ever owned.
YOU MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE BY TRADING IT IN.
#3815 of 3823 Re: 01 Chevy Malibu Sputtering, Poor Accel,Cuts Out [dtownfb]
Oct 11, 2006 (4:49 pm)
Can you tell me more about the ignition module problem or what else it could be ?
I'm close to sending this car over a cliff.
I'm no fan of malibu's.
Had lots of bad experiences with this car.
#3817 of 3823 Re: Won't Start from Time to Time [01malibu]
Oct 12, 2006 (2:43 am)
>Ussualy a clogged fuel filter will give you some signs like falling on it's face under heavy accelleration or die out going up a hill
Fuel lines clog from poor gas, either substance itself or station cleanliness. Sounds like the clogged filter is fault of station choice. You shouldn't blame the car. It sounds like you've had gas problems before since you say usually a clogged filter gives signs.
I've driven hundreds of thousands of miles and never had a clogged filter problem in GM cars. Currently at 140K on LeSabre.
#3819 of 3823 Re: the gift, given [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 12, 2006 (7:00 am)
dont quote me but I believe somewhere I read an auto manufacturer is obligated for 10 years beyond the last model year production run.......
anyone else know??
#3820 of 3823 Is this normal?
Oct 12, 2006 (7:30 am)
My 2005 maxx LT, AUTO, when in D and stopped on a slope, it will back down. I have to hit the brake and once the brake is released, I have to press gas real quick.
Is it because the idle rev is too low? Mine is just above 500 rpm at idle without A/C fan running.
#3821 of 3823 Re: Is this normal? [hhmax]
Oct 12, 2006 (9:28 am)
depends on how big a slope. If I am on a steep hill and idling, I will have to rev the engine a little to keep my Maxx from going backwards once I let up on the brake.
Then again, if the car __wasn't__ slipping on the same slope earlier on, with same engine RPM, there might be a problem.
#3822 of 3823 Re: Is this normal? [hhmax]
Oct 12, 2006 (11:48 am)
Yep, it is normal. I sure wouldn't call it as quick as a manual with clutch; there shouldn't be any real urgency to try the 220 lb feet of torque on any hills except in San Francisco
#3823 of 3823 Sorry for the disruption.
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Oct 12, 2006 (2:31 pm)
Please go to the group top level and create a discussion that fits your Malibu comments/questions or post in an existing discussion.