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#1658 of 3823 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Problems & Solutions [KarenS]
Mar 09, 2005 (10:10 pm)
I have a 2001 chevy malibu. All of a sudden, the car will not turn over. It sounds like it wants to but will not. Had a similar problem approx. 6 months ago and the solution was a fuse to some part of the fuel system. Friends have suggested the fuel filter as the problem. Could anyone tell me where the fuel filter is and where the fuse would be for the fuel system.
#1659 of 3823 Growling noise from front of my Maxx, possibly steering?
Mar 10, 2005 (11:21 am)
Just got my Maxx back from service (3rd time) was a growling noise coming from front when coasting or in reverse when turning wheels. 1st time replaced right front strut (they said it was leaking), 2nd time replaced left strut assembly and the steering column, this time they said the link was worn out and bushings noisy so they replaced both of the front stablizer links. Does anyone know what the front stablizer links are? I am a bit concerned and do not want to have any further problems. So far, no noise.
Mar 10, 2005 (11:25 am)
The updated head restraints finally came into the dealership for my 2004 Malibu LT sedan this week and my wife took the car to get them installed yesterday. I got a chance to drive it a bit last evening and have to say, even though it's hard to tell the difference by looking, the new restraints are a MAJOR improvement. They no longer force me to either drive with the seat reclined into the back seat or to live with the feeling that someone's constantly pushing my head forward while I drive.
So for any other owners of the new 'bu that have an issue with the way the original headrest leans forward compared to the rest of the seatback I highly recommend getting it taken care of under warranty at the dealership. It costs nothing but your time.
#1661 of 3823 Re: Head restraints [jerrywimer]
Mar 10, 2005 (12:15 pm)
Quite a few members of this forum have found the headrests to be too far forward, while others (myself included) have found them to be a really great feature. Since my '04 Maxx is an LS, I'm wondering if the 2 models' headrests were at different angles???
#1662 of 3823 Re: Head restraints [hickoryd]
Mar 10, 2005 (2:06 pm)
I'm not sure. I didn't try out any LS models when I was buying (was looking for a fairly well loaded car to be the first really new car for my SO). Ironically, my wife's biggest gripe about the original headrests was that she couldn't wear her "scrunchies" in her hair (iow, with her hair down it wasn't that bad). So maybe I'm strange.
#1663 of 3823 Re: Head restraints [jerrywimer]
Mar 10, 2005 (2:16 pm)
Personally I like only having to lean my head back a couple of degrees before resting my head. My 05 Maxx is the first car I can remember since my '78 Saab where I didn't have to look down my nose in order to use the headrest.
#1664 of 3823 Re: Head restraints [jerrywimer]
Mar 10, 2005 (3:40 pm)
By the way Jerry, I did pass your message to lead engineer that implemented this redesign to the seat, he passed it on to the supplier of seats
#1665 of 3823 Re: Head restraints [e2helper]
Mar 10, 2005 (8:12 pm)
I also have the new headrests...please feel free to let the engineer know they work well for me too.
#1666 of 3823 Re: Head restraints plus
Mar 10, 2005 (10:13 pm)
Wow! Those headrests must really be new because GM Customer Svc doesn't even know about them. They don't know about the steering problems either.
#1667 of 3823 Re: aftermarket notes [kurtamaxxguy]
Mar 10, 2005 (10:26 pm)
Kurt, are you sure you don't still work for GM? You "had bad experiences with a lot of aftermarket blades..."
As for dealership service: they work with what GM builds. Even they can't make lemonade of a car. It doesn' sound like parts or service when complaints are fairly consistent in a car model.