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#2950 of 3823 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Problems & Solutions [lost_in_bklyn]
Feb 14, 2006 (5:47 pm)
I also am experiencing the same problems. However my Malibu is a 2004. One time it stalled as I was waiting at a red light, only to restart minutes later. However often it will just not start...I will wait minutes & then it will start snd it runs just fine. We too have taken it to the dealer numerous times & are looked at as though we are crazy. They connect it to their computer & nothing shows up as wrong. Trying to get rid of this car....in fear of the warranty ending before we have a resolution to the problem. But due to the great resale value...we are upside down in the loan. Any help would be great!
#2951 of 3823 98 Malibu Gas Gauge
Feb 15, 2006 (6:44 am)
My Problem is that the gas gauge went all the way around and I dont where to start to find the problem. It seemed to have done this after we installed subs in the trunk. Please Help
#2952 of 3823 Re: Panel Behind Rear Seats Vibrating in 2005 Malibu [sgr5516]
Feb 15, 2006 (11:24 am)
That buffetting noise also happens to my 95Yukon if you open the rear windows... and its pretty bad ! , my Maxx does it to but not as bad.
so how did they fix the Rattle behind the rr seat (pass side.? I have that too.
#2953 of 3823 Re: 97 chevy malibu windows broke and heater [e2helper]
Feb 15, 2006 (2:41 pm)
e2helper: took longer to get back than i thought, the after surgery trip and activities. i can hardly believe it, i used the car yesterday and everything worked!!!! almost shell shocked. if there's a short somewhere, where would i look? i'm waiting on a libraryloan book on 97 malibu troubleshooting and repair. could be a long wait tho. thanks for your help. hubby doing just fine and quit smoking too!!!
#2954 of 3823 Drilling front bumper?
Feb 15, 2006 (3:24 pm)
Can you just drill holes in the front bumper to install a license plate mount?
Is there steel befind it or just the rubber/plastic?
I bought a mount for $6 from Chevy.
The Bumper is not pre-drilled for front plates.
Can you help?
#2955 of 3823 Re: 97 chevy malibu windows broke and heater [slidersmom]
Feb 15, 2006 (5:36 pm)
Well that is good news but intermittent problems can be very frustrating. I am interested when you were having this problem did you ever notice the Check Engine Light on?
#2956 of 3823 Update on Steering Rack - Now 2nd QTR!
Feb 17, 2006 (12:42 pm)
Well, I just got a call from the service manager at my local dealer. The new steering rack that was supposed to be out 1st quarter 06 is now not going to be out until 2nd quarter 06. Man, that will be over 6 months for a fix! They told me they will not put a new one in, as the problem will just be back in a few thousand miles. What to do? What can I do? It is kinda disappointing in having a new car that takes so long to get fix! Anyone have any thoughts? Oh, I have an 05 MAXX LS. 35000miles. They said don't worry about the warranty, they will cover it.
#2957 of 3823 Re: Drilling front bumper? [enrolk]
Feb 17, 2006 (1:19 pm)
My 2004 Malibu came with a front plate mounting kit and instructions. I bought the car in California where a front plate is required. The kit includes a plastic mounting plate and 4 pop rivets. There are 4 dimples in the center of the bumper which are drilled for the rivets and the backing plate fixed to it. The license plate is then screwed to the backing plate with supplied screws.
Check with your dealer for the kit.
#2958 of 3823 Re: Update on Steering Rack - Now 2nd QTR! [mybooo]
Feb 17, 2006 (1:42 pm)
Does this new rack apply to 04 Malibu also.
#2959 of 3823 Re: 98 Malibu Gas Gauge [chazz724]
Feb 17, 2006 (6:43 pm)
I have a 98 also, and guess what, it just did that to me a couple of weeks ago after a collision garage had worked on the front end, but I think it was due to the accident I was in and not the collision people? So I took it back to them. They fixed it but just thought I'd comment on them. Maybe you can take it to a car garage and they can help?