Last post on Aug 29, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Exterior, Performance Mods, Interior, Hatchback
#107 of 126 Re: Hey all you Maxx owners [maxxmama]
Jul 28, 2008 (7:00 pm)
there is an aftermarket co that does a body kit....spoiler included....most are cosmetic additions vice performance additions...I added 17 inch aftermarket rims and 225/45/17 tires.....again..check tire rack or discount tires online.....you can always add a dash kit inside....again...check for wood kits online.....google is your friend in most cases when you do your search for accessories... you can see my maxx on my profile
#108 of 126 Re: Hey all you Maxx owners [pao]
Jul 29, 2008 (6:39 am)
Thank you very much for all your information and help I tried to google accesories and I got a bunch of stuff for other cars not really anything custom for the Maxx. But I will keep looking.
P.S. Like your car!!
#109 of 126 Re: Hey all you Maxx owners [maxxmama]
Jul 29, 2008 (7:23 am)
google malibu maxx body kit for that item and spoilers
http://www.beneventous.com/ got my wind deflector and interior trim kits through these guys.....
wheels locally through a tire shop...odd diameter...believe its 110mm...which reduces overall selection but still some nice rims out there....
130K on my Maxx LT now and still running good
#110 of 126 Re: Rims and fuel [maddmaxx]
Aug 19, 2008 (6:11 am)
SS uses 18" wheels, lo-profile tires, and a special restricted-motion steering rack to preserve wheel clearances in the wheel wells when vehicle is turning. Unfortunately that gives vehicle a huge turning radius (over 42' or so).
Oct 18, 2008 (10:11 am)
So I have owned my 2004 Maxx for less than 6 months I have put about 5000 miles on it. Since I got my car I have had to have an induction flush, reprograming of the computer for starting problems. A new seat track and a new dvd player. A new exhaust piece. Also a new steering rack and am currently waiting on another piece that broke on the steering rack that conects the steering stock to the rack. Anyone else have so many problems? I love the maxx and I don't want to think that I bought a lemon.
#112 of 126 Re: Problems [maxxmama]
Oct 19, 2008 (4:40 pm)
did you buy the car used I assumed if so how many miles does it have on it? .....dont necessarily beleive in the injection flush..which is what I assume you had done vice an induction flush.....and what was the reason given for the need to have this service done?
reflashing the ECM is normal, and usually corrects a myriad of problems....
seat track could be a wear and tear issue....same for the DVD player...
exhaust piece...are you referring to piping or other part? again could be wear and tear based on the condition of the car, location winters etc....
the steering rack unfortunately has been a problematic issue with the 04 MY....some have require complete replacements....out of warranty its about an $800 cost.....
since you indicate you did buy an 04, its a 5 model year old car now......I too have an 04 Maxx LT...and have had no problems other than normal wear and tear items..(tires, batteries, brakes etc) and 135K on the car now....
Oct 21, 2008 (10:03 am)
Yes I bought the car used, total a little over 54,000 miles on it I know the other stuff can be accounted for by normal wear and tear but I have had so much happen to this car in a short amount of time. I had the injection flush beacause they believed that bad gas was the cause for my cars starting then stalling problems but when it started it again they updated the computer. I believe the piece on the exhaust was not a muffler but a muffler type piece that had went bad (also I believe could have been part of my starting problems. So why is it only the 04 maxxs that have the steering problem?
They didn't use the same steering in the regular 04 malibu's?
I appreciate all the feedback you give me like I said I just don't want to be stranded some where I traded in an 04 buick rondezvous and had to replace EVERYTHING having to due with the fuel system in that car and I don't want to do it again with this car... I am starting to notice when the guys at the shop get their hair cut. That means I am there TOO much
Oct 21, 2008 (12:21 pm)
Maxxes and Malibus and Pontiac G6's from '04 to '06 have all had front suspension problems, including steering columm, front rack, front rack intermediate shaft, front struts, etc. The most problematic part appeared to be the intermediate shaft, which would develop "clunks" or "pops" over time.
I had most of my front end replaced over a period of 4 years, including every part above, sometimes several times. However, when the intermediate shaft was swapped with a newer version in late '07, the front end clunks went and stayed away (the vehicle was traded 6 months later for other reasons).
'04 Maxxes required computer updates for various starting issues when lukewarm. Maxxes can also have a slightly rough idle if the A/C is off.
However, for the 4 years I owned my Maxx there were no other fuel issues ( Suggestions: be sure that you use TECHRON or similar gas additive every so often to keep sulphur off the fuel tank sensors).
For me, The Maxx excelled as a long trip car thanks to comfortable seats and good freeway mileage. If you someday decide to trade it, be sure your trader includes Texas locations - the Maxx is extremely popular down there.
#115 of 126 re CA MAXX owners
Feb 27, 2011 (5:29 am)
my malibu Maxx has been failing at 88,000 and check engine light came on several times and tried to reset it, changed 4 oxygen sensors and did not help, and then the code was asking to change catalytic converter and after changing both cat converters it is running like a clock,perfect no check engine light anymore.