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#3775 of 3823 Re: HVAC problems. 
Oct 03, 2006 (10:17 am)
I found same link
You are correct. Delphi makes all the components for system
Oct 04, 2006 (7:52 am)
I drive a 2000 malibu Ls and after i start it up the engine makes a tapping noise for about five minutes or until it warms up... is it bad or normal
#3777 of 3823 Re: 2000 Malibu Tapping noise [phatmatttrip60]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 04, 2006 (8:33 am)
Might not be "bad" but it's worth paying attention to. If this is lifter noise, then your valve lifters are either very dirty and not "bleeding" properly---they are like little plungers in a bore/ or your lifters are sticky with dirt and varnish.
You might try more frequent oil changes and a cleaning additive into the oil that allegedly cleans "sticky lifters".
#3778 of 3823 mrshiftright
Oct 04, 2006 (8:49 am)
What do you think of having a Malibu thread and a Classic thread, other sites are doing this to avoid some confusion.
#3779 of 3823 Re: mrshiftright [gonogo]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 04, 2006 (8:56 am)
We have an entire Classics forum, so I think the few inquiries we might get about older Malibus could go there:
#3780 of 3823 Re: Malibu MAXX- rear shades on the skylights [jmax4]
Oct 04, 2006 (11:56 am)
I have the same problem - now they just droop. To me it is really a useless and nuicance.
I have a new problem - 2005 malibu max - yesterday check enging light comes on - car starts blowing smoke and smelling like gas. tow truck is called. service giving me the run around - says I have a blown engine due to my oil change one month ago from my competent mechanic. This is a lot of bull to me. Car is still under warranty "bumper to bumper" They say my engine might have seized because my mechanic never put oil in during the oil change. I traveled 1000 miles after that oil change never had a problem. no lights ever warned about low oil. car was fine until check engine light came on. only 11,000 miles on the car.
#3781 of 3823 Re: Malibu MAXX- rear shades on the skylights [flower50]
Oct 04, 2006 (3:18 pm)
Check my posts #'s 3751 and 3753. The fuel pump on a typical GM vehicle is interlocked with the oil pressure switch. If there is no oil pressure the fuel pump doesn't run. So, no oil, no oil pressure. Car cannot run.
I cannot see that the new Malibu has not got the same setup. I think something else has gone wrong with your Maxx.
#3782 of 3823 Re: Malibu MAXX- rear shades on the skylights 
Oct 05, 2006 (8:13 am)
Thanks for the input. However, yesterday I got a new diagnosis from the dealer. It seems the fuel injector was faulty and instead of spraying the gas it was pouring gas into one of the cylindars. Therefore, shutting down the engine. Supposedly the good news is that the engine wasn't blown. Everything is covered under warranty. They will also be replacing the starter and flywheel, since when they kept trying to start the car the starter broke and 3 teeth were broken off the flywheel. Just makes me wonder what other damage was done. Service can't give a reason for the fuel injector being faulty. I think something must have caused it. Who knows. I am happy that everything is under the warranty and hope I have no other problems in the long run related to this.
Thanks again for your input.
#3783 of 3823 Re: Malibu MAXX- rear shades on the skylights [flower50]
Oct 05, 2006 (9:27 am)
3 teeth broke off ring gear, sounds like hydraulic lock to me. The injector could have loaded the cylinder with fuel, liquid won’t compress.