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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Interior, Hatchback
Feb 03, 2010 (8:48 pm)
just got my ride out of the shop. A 2005 Malibu Maxx.Ignition cylinder locked up and I mean LOCKED UP. The thing gave me no warning here where we were having one of the biggest winter storms in a while . Know I said ignition cylinder earlier, but it was really the key way. Total cost (plus tow) was 245 in US dollars.I got this new off the lot in oct 2005, this was the first time I`ve actually been out ant bucks more than 100. How`s that for a car for 59,000 miles? I`m still thinking those b---holes at the Chevy dealership shoulda given me a loaner car.
Feb 03, 2010 (8:56 pm)
For those of us that rotate their tires themselves, please adhere to the info that chevy fails to impress upon us carbuyers, it`s that the torque for the aluminum whells is 100 ft.lbs. The lazy folks that sold us our cars(and we paid their wages), didn`t tell us that if we didn`t torque correctly, we`d warp our disc rotors. No wonder they ended up taking Gov Money.
#74 of 136 Re: alcornakev1 [alcornakev1]
Feb 04, 2010 (4:44 am)
One has to ask up front and find places that actually use torque wrenches. Too many places use the impact wrench all the way (not just to quickly spin the lug nuts up to the point where they should be torqued by the t-wrench) I once broke a torque wrench getting the hub nut off a 4WD vehicle that previously had the hub replaced by a shop.
(it needed replacing again a few years later) .I estimate it was put on with an impact wrench at over 300-350 ft lbs when 160 was the spec. ) I ended up jumping on the end of a few foot long breaker bar to remove it. (lucky) The other side that was never violated (original part) was removed no problem at the expected torque. Total morons.
Whenever possible/practical I do my own work and use the wrench.
#75 of 136 Re: ignition locked 2006 malibu [comem47]
Feb 05, 2010 (12:58 pm)
yes disconnected battery also left key in on position for about 15 mins made no difference when i try to start it in park display lights go out except check engine ,air bag and the locked padlock, when i shift it to neutral all the display lights in displah keep flashing and chimes keep going in park this doesnt happen
#76 of 136 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Climate Control/AC/Heat
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Aug 31, 2011 (3:38 pm)
#78 of 136 Automatic Climate Control
Mar 04, 2006 (8:23 pm)
Is the climate control on a '04 Maxx LS interchangeable with the automatic climate control? I guess the LS is somewhat automatic since it turns on the a/c compressor with the defroster, which made me wonder if they were interchangeable.
#79 of 136 Re: Automatic Climate Control [maddmaxx]
Mar 05, 2006 (3:24 pm)
Nope - the automatic climate control in the LT and the standard system in other models are quite a bit different.
If you want details I could provide but likely that answers your question
#80 of 136 a/c recirculate
Jun 19, 2006 (4:55 pm)
I agree that in most situations recirculate makes the a/c work better. An exception might be when you first start up the car and the interior is super-heated from sitting in the sun. I think in that situation fresh air is better than inside air. Recirculate probably saves gas, too.
But what's the relationship between plastics in the car interior and a/c performance?
#81 of 136 Re: a/c recirculate [maxxind]
Jun 19, 2006 (6:23 pm)
Recent GM cars all seem to have marginal AC - which the GM AC engineers surely are aware of. My guess is that they are using compressors that take less hp to operate so as to increase fuel mileage. I'd prefer better cooling over minor MPG increases.