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#42 of 64 Re: Clunks [javon7065]
Oct 02, 2009 (10:20 pm)
We can't win with our 2004 Chevy Malibu LT. Its one of the worst cars ever built.
We just got notified by our mechanic that BOTH hub bearing assemblies need to be changed. The car was making so much front end noise, it was unbearable and undriveable. ridiculous. Of course we get the nice clunking noise when the car turns. its like the steering colum or steering is just going to fail any second.
I'm sorry, but GM is indeed a GENERAL MISTAKE.
#43 of 64 Needed Right Lower control arm for inspection...@45k
Oct 17, 2009 (5:04 pm)
Quite surprised I needed this to pass inspection for my 2005 LS. I was told that the ball joint was loose and the whole arm needs to be replaced. Guess the honeymoon period is over. Anyone else had parts like this needed to be replaced at rather low miles, IMO?
#44 of 64 Re: Needed Right Lower control arm for inspection...@45k [javon7065]
Sep 02, 2010 (10:55 am)
I know I am posting this almost a year later because I never had to look for a blog on Malibu till now. My 2008 Malibu has started to make noise near front left tire like it was driving over a fallen nut from a tree. This dull clunk noise started to get to me at 41K miles. I took it in to a local shop and they replaced the ball bearing and it is still making the noise - now more frequently when making a left turn.. I will have to take it back in on Tuesday. Is anyone else having this issue with their Malibu.
#45 of 64 Re: Needed Right Lower control arm for inspection...@45k [2008malibu]
Sep 28, 2010 (5:38 pm)
i am actually having the same exact issue with the popping noise. I am going to take it to the stealership soon to fix this issue once and for all because i know they got the new parts the should "last".
I dont know if anyone is experiencing this issue, but i keep having a buzzing noise when i take my car over 50 mph. its not constant, its more like a pulsing with about 1 sec pulses, and i feel it on the steering wheel and on the gas pedal the most. it gets obnoxiously loud and vibrates like nothing you have felt before, and feels like my steering is about to rip apart when i hit 80. I have read about this issue, and it has something to do with the power steering which of coarse is a hazard, but leave it up to those idiots at GM to not make a recall on it. any who, i will update once i take it to the dealership and see what they say.
I also have a whoop - whoop - whoop noise coming from the read, but i think its cause one of my rims is bent so its a non issue.
#46 of 64 2000 chevy malibu ls
Oct 11, 2010 (9:18 am)
we just bought a 2000 chevy malibu ls, sence i got it its been having some problems like.... when ever i back out the wheels dont wanna turn left, and sticks dose any one knows whats going on
#47 of 64 Also have clunking
Mar 03, 2011 (8:05 pm)
I have been reading about the clunking I have on my 2007 Malibu with only 10000 miles. I am 99% certain it is the intermediate shaft. If the way they used to fix it was with lubrication why couldn't one drill a hole through the outer tube and screw in a grease zerk and grease the shaft whenever it starts clunking. Could this be a fix or would it cause some other problem????
#48 of 64 Re: Also have clunking [john570]
Mar 09, 2011 (8:13 pm)
you have a 2007 with only 10000 how did that happen.. Getting a little nervous we just purchased a 2007 ltz 6 cyl 3.5 with 64000 miles on it.. We drove it a lot before we decided to buy it. We did not notice any such noise.
#49 of 64 Re: Also have clunking [john570]
Mar 17, 2011 (11:36 am)
I would advise you to at least speak with a dealer. Please keep me updated.
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#50 of 64 Re: Also have clunking [pandanotorious]
Mar 17, 2011 (4:59 pm)
Maybe your car had the replacement intermediate steering shaft installed???
#51 of 64 Chassis lubrication
May 22, 2011 (12:59 pm)
Maybe this is somehow related, i have been looking at used Malibus CarFax reports and they have have their chassis lubricated. First of what is it, is it important, how much does it cost to do it
I have also been looking at used Mazda 3's and i did not see chassis lubrication on any report.