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#24 of 68 stuck shifter
Mar 03, 2007 (11:33 pm)
hello all im new here and joined becouse ive seen some great feedback for problems others have had.
ok so my problem is lol i have a 1997 chevy malibu. and my shifter knob gets stuck from time to time. like when i go to start it in the morining i can't get the shifter out of park to move the car. i was told about this when i bought it but didnt think much of it at the time. but now its been 2 days and i cant get it going and am curoius as wat would cause this problem
all comments appriciative
#25 of 68 Re: stuck shifter [smee342]
Mar 04, 2007 (3:22 pm)
There is, by law I believe, a requirement that the brake pedal be depressed before an automatic transmission can be shifted out of the Park position. Assuming you are indeed doing that then the problem is most likely in the switch on the brake pedal that senses that movement. Either an adjustment or replacement should be an inexpensive fix. There should also be a manual override in case of said switch failure. You will have to consult the owner's manual for the specific procedure on your car but it usually involves sticking a screwdriver into the nether regions of the center console. Good luck.
#26 of 68 06 Chevy Malibu LT
Apr 10, 2007 (9:20 am)
Hello Everyone. I bought my 06 Malibu back in October. It had 27,000 miles on it because it was a program car. Someone told me that I needed new rotors. Can anyone tell me about what mileage is normal on changing rotors?
#27 of 68 Re: 06 Chevy Malibu LT [ibaker]
Apr 11, 2007 (4:47 am)
do you need rotors...or do they simply need to be turned...are you getting a pulsing in the steering wheel and brake pedal when you brake?....the OEM rotors are notoriously weak and prone to warping if you over torgue the wheels......check that....Im betting you simply need to have them the rotors turned...
#28 of 68 Re: 06 Chevy Malibu LT [pao]
Apr 11, 2007 (5:26 am)
I am getting a pulsing in the brake pedal and it sort of jerks a little. It doesn't come to a smooth stop. They do look pretty thin.
#29 of 68 Re: 06 Chevy Malibu LT [ibaker]
Apr 11, 2007 (5:42 am)
That's a little early for brake work but certainly in the realm of possibility. Rotors are cheap, brakes are important - change them.
#30 of 68 Re: 06 Chevy Malibu LT [prdm]
Apr 11, 2007 (6:11 am)
Yeah I am going to go a head and change them just to be on the safe side. Thanks to everyone that responded.
#32 of 68 How do we Check and change tansmission fluid for 2006 Malibu LT?
May 17, 2007 (10:18 am)
I can not find the dipstick in my 2006 Malibu LT.
So, How can we Check and change tansmission fluid for 2006 Malibu LT? Just drop the pan, drain the fluid and replace the filter? If so, How much fluid should we refill?
#33 of 68 Re: How do we Check and change tansmission fluid for 2006 Malibu LT? [leshan]
May 17, 2007 (11:35 am)
it is a sealed transmission..there isnt a dipstick....you have two services yuo can do..a flush.....or a complete replacement dropping the pan and changing the filter out....owner manual should outline capacities for fluids