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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu SS, Brakes, Sedan
#66 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [maddmaxx2]
Aug 01, 2010 (9:18 am)
Hey Madd Maxx,
Have you had any luck on this since your original post? I am having the exact same problem with my 2006 Chevy Malibu, and have had it to the local shop almost a dozen times in less than 3 months. I've had the rotors, pads and calipers replaced TWICE, as well as the brake fluid flushed... all to no avail.
I am ready to pull my hair out as I still have 2.5 years left on my loan for this car but feel it's trying to kill me!
Any help you can provide would be MUCH appreciated!
Aug 02, 2010 (3:32 am)
Yes, we took it to another chey dealer, and explained the problem, they replaced the master brake cylinder, flushed the all the brake lines, and replace the brakes on the front wheels, if you can get this done under warranty that would be fantastic, it cost about 2,000 but was worth it. They said when the brakes get hot they will grab and not let go, so when we were in traffic or come home for a short time then try to leave the house they would grab. Try going to another Chevy dealer; take the car to them when the brakes are warm. Itís so hard to recreate the problem. We had it done about 3 months ago and the brakes have been fine since.
#68 of 81 Squealing brakes on 04 Maxx
Dec 19, 2010 (6:33 pm)
I had my pads and rotors replaced at around 80000 miles. (No, that's not a typo -- I actually went that far on the original brakes). Now, about 4000 miles later, I have a squeal from the brakes just before the car comes to a complete stop. It started doing this just a month or so ago when the subfreezing temps arrived here in upstate NY. During a brief period when the temps went above 32 the problem stopped -- briefly. Now it's back. What gives? Everything else about the brakes is fine...nice smooth pedal feel, stopping distances about the same as before, no vibration.
Anyone else with this experience? Thanks.
#69 of 81 broken parking break????
Feb 09, 2011 (12:19 pm)
I have a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu and when i got home i pressed down on my parking brake and I heard a loud pop. The parking brake pedal now has no tension to it, when i press down, it'll just stay all the way down and no kinda back spring like normal, what could it be, and also is the car still safe to drive?
#70 of 81 Re: broken parking break???? [atxmalibu41]
Feb 14, 2011 (6:01 am)
my bet is you broke the parking brake cable....the car should be safe...just no parking brakes.....
#71 of 81 Re: Squealing brakes on 04 Maxx [beedublu]
Feb 15, 2011 (3:23 am)
The noise is from the rapid (but slight) movement of the brake pad backing plates when you apply your brakes. Whoever did your brake job didn't use "brake quiet" material (available where auto parts are sold) on the back-side of the pad's backing plates.
#72 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [beffybeans]
Sep 13, 2011 (9:03 am)
I'm having the exact same problem. What was the fix? Thanks so much for any help you can give!
#73 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [maddmaxx2]
Sep 13, 2011 (9:04 am)
What was the fix for this? I am having the exact same issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!
#74 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [jasonctemp]
Sep 13, 2011 (10:19 am)
For my car, it was the Master Cylinder that needed to be replaced. I took it for a few estimates, and it was right around $1200 to be fixed. Each mechanic said that they see this problem all the time on Malibus. In fact, there was one in the shop getting that same problem fixed at the last place I went to! Anyway, I ended up taking that $1200 and put it towards the down payment on a new car. I was fed up with putting money into something that seemed to continue to have problems. Good luck with your situation. Maybe it will turn out better for you then it did for me!
#75 of 81 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [jasonctemp]
Sep 13, 2011 (2:36 pm)
We had the master cylinder replaced, and hoses flushed, we took it to a reputable Chevy dealer to have the work done. This was done over one year ago and since then, no problems. It was well worth having it done; now I love my car.