Last post on Mar 05, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu SS, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#144 of 151 Re: 2004 Malibu Classic [farmer101]
Jan 11, 2011 (8:00 am)
Did you resolve your intermittent a/c & rear defroster issues? I have a 2003 Malibu and have been experiencing the intermittent a/c compressor & recirculation since the extended warranty expired in 2007. I believe that you and I have a flakey BCM module in our Malibus. Let me know what you come up with.
#145 of 151 Re: 2004 Malibu Classic [farmer101]
Jan 22, 2011 (5:20 pm)
Did you get a chance to check the BCM? I have a 2003 Malibu 3.1 and have been experiencing intermittent a/c and recirculation operation for the last 3 years (doesn't matter what season it is). I believe the BCM is the culprit. Have you been experiencing any THEFT SYSTEM issues? My Malibu used to experience the No Start - 10 minute re-learn process at least twice a month until I tried the resistor bypass procedure. It now starts every time, even after having the battery replaced, but the THEFT SYSTEM light burns steady. Any solutions?
#146 of 151 Re: ac problem x6 [redlemon]
Feb 16, 2011 (3:18 pm)
I also had 2 Malibu cars, 1998 and 2001. Both my vehicles had the same A/C problem, with that module button switching from the a/c position to off. Here is what I have found about it. The module can be replaced, but it is likely to only be dirty and needs only to be cleaned, (much like cleaning a smoke detector). Go to the link below and there are instructions on how to do the necessary cleaning. Good Luck, it works. http://www.imcool.com/articles/aircondition/AC_ControllersAreRepairable.pdf
#147 of 151 Re: Climate control problem - buttons on console [tarmen]
Jul 17, 2011 (8:44 pm)
This works perfectly well... 2004 Malibu, 1 hour, pry tools to remove the front bezel, 2 torqs screws, and the climate control unit pops out. Took it inside, tore it down to the control board, Went over all the contacts with a pencil eraser, then washed it all down with Electrical contact cleaner. I took the 2 dials apart, cleaned all contacts, and replace the grease.
My GF was going to have the dealer do it for $150 in parts + Labor.
#148 of 151 Re: 2004 Malibu Classic [maddog0324]
Jul 21, 2011 (3:28 pm)
Did you ever get the AC straightened out? I am experiencing the same problems as madog0324
#149 of 151 Re: 2004 Malibu Classic [nmcphillips]
Jul 25, 2011 (9:54 am)
I cleaned the contacts for the temperature rotary switch and put a little more bend on the two contact arms. I haven't had the intermittent a/c compressor since. I am still having the THEFT SYSTEM issues.
#150 of 151 2008 Malibu ltz
Aug 09, 2011 (8:56 am)
My A/C stoped working along with the engine temp. gauge. The next time I started my car - it worked. Now 2-3 weeks later it has completely stopped working - it just blows hot (outside temp) air. Computer issue? thermostate? Looking to see if we can fix this instead of $$$$ at the dealer. Thank you!
#151 of 151 2003 Malibu Cooling Fans & A/C Compressor
Mar 05, 2012 (11:02 am)
The A/C compressor & both cooling fans quit working today. R-134 charge is good. Temp guage works. The car almost overheated in rush hour traffic. It cooled down once traffic started moving. All fuses and relays check out good. The a/c light on the HVAC control lights up, but the compressor does not engage. Has anyone else had this problem?