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#156 of 197 Re: starting and over heating [cprovost]
Apr 24, 2009 (8:44 am)
I have a 2005 malibu LS 3.5 liter engine and i have had similar problems with the starter still cranking after the engine has started and the key has been released from the start position. There is a service bulletin (hot start) starter not disengaging after starting ,had the computer re flashed with updated software upgrade and solved the problem. Now eighteen months it occassionaly does the hot start and does fire the engine but not like when it was new.
#157 of 197 Re: starting and over heating [04cad]
Apr 25, 2009 (8:46 am)
From 2004 and on there is a Classic and Malibu Z body. When I read a Malibu post 04 or newer I never know if it is Classic or Z body. Not everyone knows the difference.
#158 of 197 Re: starting and over heating [gonogo]
Apr 25, 2009 (1:12 pm)
Chevy made the Classic in 2004 and 2005 as a fleet car. The new body style was also made starting in 2004.
There was also a Malibu classic in the 70's as well as a Silverado classic in the 90's.
It is used often to use up the old body style parts even though a newer body style has been introduced.
#159 of 197 car wont start
Nov 23, 2009 (5:03 pm)
I own an 05 malibu classic, it has about 90,000 miles, I have delt with many problems with this car like the anti theft lock, wich i was willing to cope with. about 2 weeks ago I tried to turn on the car and everything shut off there was no electric current as if the battery had died. After a while it would re-set but every time i tried to turn it on, the same thing would happen. I read in a forum that this had happened to someone else and they put the car in nuetral, and cranked it. So I tried this and it worked. It was working fine but now sometimes it will do the same when in neautral has anyone had this problem.
#160 of 197 2004 Chevy Malibu Starting problems
Dec 12, 2009 (12:42 pm)
We have a 2004 Chevy Malibu LT. For some reason, randomly the car does not start. We are wondering if its the battery but I doubt this since the car starts on other occasions. Also when the car doesn't start, the radio, turn signals and dash all light up and work.
The only way to start to car is to give it a boost. Besides the battery needing to be replaced has anyone else heard or experienced this problem before? We are also suddenly having problems with the remote starter. When we try to remote start, the light just flashes and the starter gives up.
Jan 19, 2010 (9:20 am)
Check TPS for smooth and linear electrical response over the entire range of motion. If not, replace.
No 1st, 4th or TCC lockup available, Manual 2nd, 3rd and Reverse are only available gears, CEL is on: Transmision is either in limp-home mode or has lost electrical power. If there are lots of error codes in the PCM, check the underhood fuse that powers the transmission, and if it pops again, look for a short in that circuit like an O2 sensor harness touching exhaust. Otherwise, check PCM codes for a particular fault in the transmission causing the PCM to put it in limp-home mode.
EPC (Electronic Pressure Control) solenoid failed. Easy fix in pan. Fix as soon as possible or hard parts will eventually break.Broken spring(accumulator)
Just some things to look at !
#162 of 197 Horn doesnt work correctly
Jan 21, 2010 (8:43 pm)
We are having a problem with our horn. When we honk, the noise is not clear, it almost sounds as if the horn is worn out. Anyone know if this can be replaced?
#163 of 197 gas gauge 98 malibu
Feb 02, 2010 (11:35 am)
disconnected battery on a 98 malibu 3.1, when battery reconnected the gas gauge will not return to show amount of fuel ,it is on the opposite side of the pin that arm rest on ,tried disconnecting battery again, but gauge wont reset help
#164 of 197 Re: car wont start [mstred82]
Feb 21, 2010 (5:14 am)
Yes, I had the same issue, I had to have the key ignition replace. The key was not making contact, and this would cause my anti-system to shut down. Once I have the Ignition replace the problem stop.
The problem that I am experiencing now is with my car is not getting gas. I've had the fuel pump replace three times, and I am still experiencing the same issue. Hope you can advise.
#165 of 197 Re: 2004 Chevy Malibu Starting problems [bav_fan07]
Mar 01, 2010 (3:02 pm)
My car just did this same exact thing to me...except its not starting at all now. Calling the dealership to come get it and check it out. I know its time for a tune up but to stop starting all together...just hoping its not too expensive this go around. I will post again once I know the outcome.