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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Steering, Suspension, Hatchback
#269 of 306 Re: 2005 Maxx steering rack replacement [mdillon123]
Mar 18, 2011 (6:38 am)
I would get a second opinion, especially if you went to a dealer. I was once told by a dealer that I needed a new steering rack for my '06 Maxx. I went to an independent mechanic and he just replaced a ball joint.
#270 of 306 Front End Rumble/Running hot
Aug 06, 2011 (3:11 am)
I've been reading this forum for the whole summer, trying to diagnose my malibu maxx, and I'm not quite sure what to look for. In spring of 2009 when the malibu was still my mom and dad's "Let's do everything in this car" car the steering column was replaced out of pocket along with a transmission flush. The a/c compressor blew out later that summer and the car was garaged until I fixed it myself The clunk never really left, but this past year before I was given the car as a graduation present, my dad really did a number on it. I've already replaced the wheels and tires(2 wheels were bent) Had the coolant flushed(almost empty) With 128k miles, I am still trying to tackle the obvious maintenance items. But I am having trouble figuring out what exactly is causing my front end rumble. The wheels made a lot the roar disappear, but I'm confused as whether it's simply the shocks and struts that have never been replaced causing it or the tie-rods or something more serious. If it's the steering column then I don't care.. I'll deal with that demon again when it starts cutting out. I am planning on replacing shocks, struts soon, but any ideas? Will they replace the bushing as well? It's handles the same I feel, just feels like worn out shocks to me. No ticking or popping, minus the brakes. But I also have this deal where if it sits for a little while running it gets awful hot well in between overheating and the mid-line. With a/c on. I don't think I hear the fans coming on. The a/c also cuts out from time to time when sitting in traffic or stopped in general with a/c on and the engine starts getting hot and shaking tad.. I read about some sort of gasket, but I'm not leaking coolant. I also think my rear-main seal is leaking but I need to address these first. Any ideas before I ramble to dealership that hates to listen?? Please HELP! I WANT MY MALI MAXX TO LAST FOREVER! X(
#272 of 306 05 Maxx EPS steering quit.
Oct 28, 2011 (6:56 pm)
Was turning right and completely lost the EPS and almost went straight into other trafic. I noticed a 80 amp fuse is listed for the EPS. Has anyone had issues with fuses?
I checked the lil 2 amp fuse but it's ok.
(Dealer did my rack warrarty work a year ago. Car now has 105K.
I hate GM electrical probalems ! ! !
#273 of 306 Re: 05 Maxx EPS steering quit. [andymax]
Oct 28, 2011 (7:13 pm)
Should be under warranty if work done within lsat year. I would certainly be ragging them about it.
#274 of 306 Re: Loss of Power steering [billiambarnett]
Sep 07, 2012 (5:43 pm)
I HAD THE SAME ISSUE, THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE IGNITION COIL. WHEN YOU STEP ON THE GAS AND THE VOLTAGE SPIKES TO 16 VOLTS FOR MORE THEN 3 SECONDS THE ELECTRONIC PS AND OTHER SYSTEMS SHUT DOWN. HAVE THE DEALER REPLACE THE COIL AND ADD THE GROUND STRAP AND THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED.
#275 of 306 Noise when turning right
Oct 05, 2012 (10:58 pm)
The car has been making a noise when turning right for some time. It sounds like.... a "race car".. its hard to describe a sound. its like a slight vibration that can be felt on the floor of the passenger side. I took it into today and had the front tires replaced (they were worn) and the car aligned. I was hoping this would fix the problem but it did not. I jacked the front end up and checked both tires for play (thinking maybe the wheel bearing is going bad) but both seemed fine.
I did notice that a sway bar link is damaged. the boot covering the joint where it connects to the wheel is cracked open. I plan on replacing it because i know it wont pass inspection reguardless if thats the problem or not.
Anyone have any suggestions?
#276 of 306 Re: Noise when turning right [mockbear]
Oct 06, 2012 (1:06 pm)
Replaced sway bar link and still having same noise. While i had the wheel off and checked the wheel for play and its tight so i wouldnt think it would be the wheel bearing. the axle seems tight too, but it could be a bearing going bad inside the axle?
#277 of 306 Re: Noise when turning right [mockbear] wheel
Oct 07, 2012 (6:05 am)
A wheel bearing going bad (when you are turning right) would make noise on the left "drivers wheel side" since all the weight of the car is loaded up on that tire when cornering. usually CV joints are similar to diagnose but under load. I often pay attention to these noises/feelings when turning. I jot down the condition and after a few repeat situations can determine the side going bad. (I recently did this drive test to figure out which rotor was warped, then simply swapped it out when I got home and its fine now. (the Rotors warp nutoriously on these cars (at least my 05 Max)
At least then you can explain to your mechanic intelligently what seems to be the problem.
Some of these noises are hard to describe "sounds like race car? is it a grinding or ?
I once had the Brake caliper worn enough that at times the rusty outer diameter lip that was not usually in contact with the pads did so during sharp cornering flex? who knows" but turning the rotors a bit may solve this. If that is what it is.
#278 of 306 Re: Noise when turning right [mockbear]
Oct 09, 2012 (7:09 am)
I just wanted to check in to see if you had been working with a dealership, or through an independent shop for the alignment? If it was the former, and if you had wanted for us to check into this further, we can be reached via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, and the last 8 of your VIN).
Sarah, GM Customer Service