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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Steering, Suspension, Hatchback
#250 of 306 Re: Steering clunk when turning [maxxliberty]
Oct 14, 2010 (9:18 pm)
I just had to replace my leaking right rear brake caliper too - at just under 123K miles.
#251 of 306 Re: my 05 Re: Temporary Failure (I hope)--07 Maxx [patmaxxlt]
Oct 15, 2010 (3:36 am)
this describes a condition on my 04 Maxx perfectly (clunk in steering column) ....long past warranty at this point at 172K...and no long term impact at this point.....wanting to make 200k before I let it go perhaps......only time will tell....
for the longest time always thought is was the suspension...but had it checked by several different mechanics...none of whom could find anything......so just simply lived with the slight clunk.........
#252 of 306 Re: my 05 Re: Temporary Failure (I hope)--07 Maxx [pao]
Oct 15, 2010 (6:12 am)
Well pao, since your 2004 is of the first design shaft it looks like you can follow the instructions in the bulletin supplied by patmaxxlt (thanks!!!) and just grease the shaft coupling. Worth a try.
#253 of 306 Re: my 05 Re: Temporary Failure (I hope)--07 Maxx [comem47]
Oct 18, 2010 (11:08 pm)
NO! DO NOT use any grease or lube unless/until you have read and understand the LATEST version of that Technical Service Bulletin ["TSB"], which is 06-02-32-007G which came out in April 2010. (NOTE the G at the end.) I know it can cost big bucks, but the best place to get any steering or suspension or alignment or wheel or brake, etc. stuff worked on on these extremely difficult cars is the Service Department of a high-volume Chevrolet dealer (use a high-volume one, as they will have seen a lot of these cars, and will be most familiar with the TSBs, the latest-series parts, etc.).
#254 of 306 Re: my 05 Re: Temporary Failure (I hope)--07 Maxx [pkd01bran]
Oct 19, 2010 (1:41 am)
That TSB does not seem to address the same part at all (steering coupling), so I fail to see why greasing the older style coupling as recommended by the earlier version of the shaft would not apply if that is found to be the source. (the newer version of the shaft should not be greased but replaced per that TSB, but this TSB addresses other possible causes.
#255 of 306 power steering replacement
Oct 25, 2010 (10:19 am)
2005 maxx LT lost power steering in when pulling out of drive way. I had the information letter saying that the steering column had a service adjustment of 10years 160,000 kms (in canada). My question is: Is this a one time replacement or it is a extended warranty of 10years 160,000kms for the steering column?
#256 of 306 Re: Steering clunk when turning [maxxliberty]
Oct 25, 2010 (7:59 pm)
RE the brakes, including calipers, everything is very trouble-prone; note that the Brakes have a Black Dot in the Consumer Reports auto Frequency Of Repair Records in the Annual Auto Issue which comes out each April (and is updated/duplicated in the Annual Buying Guide issue/softcover-book that comes out each December). There is also a Black Dot for the Suspension, which in Consumer Reports' systems inclusions includes everything to do with steering.
#257 of 306 Re: power steering replacement [hhmax]
Oct 25, 2010 (8:01 pm)
Read that "Customer Letter" [industry term] very carefully; you'll note that it only applies to one part, and even then you have to have 4 or 5 things/parts go wrong exactly in the way it says, to qualify.
#258 of 306 Re: power steering replacement [pkd01bran]
Oct 25, 2010 (10:31 pm)
actually there was no problem at all for them to replace it. However, they didn't return that information letter to me. So I am wondering if I should ask for another letter from GM if it is not a one time thing.
In the same time, the dealer negociated with GMPP for a $1200 dollar ABC module replacement. My car is 78km over the GMPP extended warranty but the dealer convinced the GMPP field rep for a goodwill. I am quite happy with this dealer which is in ottawa, canada (chevy west).