Last post on Jan 26, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu SS, Brakes, Sedan
#71 of 78 Re: Squealing brakes on 04 Maxx [beedublu]
Feb 15, 2011 (4:23 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 78 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [beffybeans]
Sep 13, 2011 (10:03 am)
I'm having the exact same problem. What was the fix? Thanks so much for any help you can give!
#73 of 78 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [maddmaxx2]
Sep 13, 2011 (10:04 am)
What was the fix for this? I am having the exact same issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!
#74 of 78 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [jasonctemp]
Sep 13, 2011 (11:19 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 78 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [jasonctemp]
Sep 13, 2011 (3:36 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.
#76 of 78 Re: Knocking When Braking [josephus]
Dec 06, 2011 (2:30 pm)
hey josephus just wondering if you got an answer to this problem because i've got the same problem and can't get any answers.
#77 of 78 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [ChevyMax]
Jan 26, 2012 (11:23 am)
I had trouble finding this thread again! Thanks for replying! I am still dealing with the issue! I just took it to a chevy dealer against my better judgement today! They are saying the brake fluid is contaminated and I need a new master cylinder ABS module and brake flush. Sounds like what you had done minus the ABS. I was only taking my car to one shop so I am investigating how the fluid was contaminated before going forward.
#78 of 78 Re: Malibu Maxx brake issues [jasonctemp]
Jan 26, 2012 (2:50 pm)
sounds like an ABS issue with knocking thru the floorboard ......