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#2539 of 3823 Re: Replacing fuel injectors on a 1998 2.4L Malibu [dr0ff0]
Oct 12, 2005 (12:30 pm)
The same engine was used on some Chevy Cavaliers and I have a Chiltons manual for that. It seems as if the job is quite straight forward and should present no difficulties. Why do you need to change the injectors? My 1998 Cavalier has done 130,000 miles with the same injectors and no problems with them to date.
Before you work on the fuel system you must relieve the fuel pressure.
1. Loosen fuel filler cap to relieve tank pressure. Do not tighten at this time.
2. Start engine and let idle.
3. Remove fuel pump relay from power distribution block in engine compartment.
4. Let engine run until fuel supply in fuel pipes is consumed.
5. Disconnect negative battery cable.
#2540 of 3823 Re: Did I know it? Did I say it? [pao]
Oct 12, 2005 (1:20 pm)
bad switch..or fuze?
Who knows? It goes in in a few days so I'm going to let the dealer fix it.
#2541 of 3823 Re: UPDATE : Help! Need Advice [dtownfb]
Oct 12, 2005 (4:15 pm)
I am not sure what state you are in but in CA the warranty does not transfer you have to cancel it and get a refund which is prorated.
We actually came out ahead on our buyback with the new one being on sale and we had paid off enough we could pay cash and save the finance charges and get the rebate. They do reimburse the full amount you have already paid on the car minus usage fee.
We were offered an extended warranty and one months car payment first from GM but turned it down and held out for a buyback.
Oct 13, 2005 (10:40 pm)
I have a 1999 Malibu LS. For the most part, it's a good car but recently, I've had problems with the Theft system. The light starts flashing when i first try to start the car and the car will not star. I called a dealer which told me to leave the key on the on position (without starting the engine) for ten (10) minutes and the theft system will re-program itself. This works but i find myself having to do this very frequently.
CAN ANYONE HELP !!!???
#2543 of 3823 Re: 6 weeks and no part as yet [puhrince]
Oct 15, 2005 (8:00 pm)
I had my skylight replaced in June, and waited 10 weeks for the part to arrive. Apparently, skylights are not stocked as spare parts and my service manager told me, as you were told, that one would have to be pulled from the assembly line. The issue with my skylight was not with the glass itself, but rather, a large split in one section of the rubber trim that runs around the edge of the glass.
I hope your replacement part arrives sooner than mine did as your issue is serious.
#2544 of 3823 Re: 6 weeks and no part as yet [pourlemerite]
Oct 17, 2005 (6:36 am)
I finally got word from GM that the part is not coming off their assembly line,but rather it comes from a supplier in Mexico..they said the part departed from Mexico on Friday.. now why they lied to me earlier i have no idea, and why the part is being shipped only now, i have no idea tooo (neither do they)..
and the temporary cardboard cover which was coverting the skylight hole came off on the weekend..i had to get a new cover and get it retaped again..at the same time my wife has to watch out for rain
#2545 of 3823 Re: 6 weeks and no part as yet [puhrince]
Oct 17, 2005 (9:50 am)
I'm surprised the dealer does not have a local windshield shop for such items like this. 6 weeks is a long long time for a simple glass replacement.
#2546 of 3823 Re: 6 weeks and no part as yet [dtownfb]
Oct 18, 2005 (3:37 am)
not sure its a straight forward glass replacement with the tint etc and it is an odd shape...so probably not a standard piece a local windshield shop would carry...they would probably have to order it as well....
Oct 18, 2005 (3:59 pm)
I have a 2005 Malibu Maxx in red. I just got a recall notice on the visors. Mine were broke when I did a test drive. Plastic doesn't last too long. Lets hope these new ones are much better....
#2548 of 3823 Re: Theft System light [trillchaser]
Oct 20, 2005 (8:11 am)
YOu might not want to here this but I had this same problem and they had to replace the whole starter system. then it continued again and they found that there was a water leak in the windshield that dripped into the main computer board under the glove box. I would have them check both out.