Last post on Nov 01, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Chevrolet, Transmission, Wagon
#11 of 19 Re: Broken shifter cable [madhatter4]
Mar 10, 2009 (4:36 pm)
is it the detent cable ACDELCO Part # 24200092
you might want to check the aftermarket auto parts stores online....I like RockAuto....they state its a non-stock item...and 12 business days to get
#12 of 19 Re: eng pwr reduced dic message [aday1025]
Mar 10, 2009 (9:28 pm)
aday--Don't know if you fixed your problem yet or not, but I've now had it happen twice on my '05 Maxx. First time re-screwing the gas cap seemed to fix it. Couple of weeks ago it wasn't that simple. Took it to a shop with codes in hand thanks to Auto Zone. Turns out the car was spitting other codes, related to a TSB I can't recall right off hand. Shop said I had a replacement windshield, and when that windshield was installed job wasn't done right. Windshield molding had gaps and had to be replaced because water was getting in, causing wiring to short out. Molding was replaced and problem gone on test drives, but when I picked car up the same three original problems were back. They kept car overnight, pointing multiple fans at the area in question. That was almost two weeks ago, no problems since. Just have to keep floor vent on since carpet behind mats evidently got damp over time.
For what it's worth, two codes from Augo Zone both pointed to possible wiring and/or Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor issues.
#13 of 19 Re: 2006 malibu Maxx Problem [glennb] (Fixed!) [glennb] [burnt_3] [glennb]
Apr 29, 2009 (4:28 pm)
I am having the same problem. In city driving at city speeds if I completely let off the gas and then back on, no matter how lightly, it seems to downshift for a second and you can see the tach jump up, then back to normal. Also today I noticed my manual up down when in low does not work right and the display always says 3. All else seems normal.
If you have any info on the shift control switch that was replaced and how it's done I'd appreciate it! What I'm wondering if a do it your selfer like me can do it and find some directions on how to.
#14 of 19 Re: 2006 malibu Maxx Problem [glennb] (Fixed!) [glennb] [burnt_3] [glennb]
Apr 30, 2009 (1:10 pm)
Can't help with the procedure, but the cure from the local garage was a lot cheaper than the dealer. The up/down switch actually cost $49, the other $40 was labor. I would imagine it could just as be a DIY job. I just assumed the worst, so I took it in.
#15 of 19 Re: 2006 malibu Maxx Problem [glennb] (Fixed!) [glennb] [burnt_3] [glennb] [glennb]
May 02, 2009 (7:00 am)
I decided to take a look so I pulled out the centre console by removing 6 screws.
2 up front on either side, 2 at the back on either side and 2 under the cup holder. Once it's loose and out a bit there is a harness to the lighter and traction control switch that has a plug. With the console out it stares you right in the face, a broken yellow wire. There is a pink and a yellow wire going across the bottom and drivers side of the shifter that go up the shifter shaft to the switch. There was no hunting for an internal break in the wire, it was completely broken, insulation and all, just like it had been cut. I cut the pink wire too and spliced in an additional 2 inches on each by soldering and wrapping them. Put it all back together and everything now works as normal. No weird shifting problems and the +/- button works again. All in all it took about an hour and was quite easy. But without this forum it wouldnt have been near as easy!
#16 of 19 AC problems and over heating sitting idle 2006 Malibu Maxx LT
May 01, 2010 (7:57 pm)
My AC won't come on, checked switch and fuse...good, also have over heating problems when sitting idle, don't here the fan kicking in when the gauge is over the haft way point.
#17 of 19 Re: AC problems and over heating sitting idle 2006 Malibu Maxx LT [hannamd]
May 04, 2010 (10:21 am)
I am from GM Customer Service. Can you please email me more information on your vehicles concerns, so I can look into your situation further? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#18 of 19 2006 Maxx LT 111,000 miles
Oct 28, 2010 (3:12 pm)
my engine light and TC traction control light both came on at the same time. just after that happened i noticed my car shifted into gear very very hard with a knock. has anyone had this problem? when i place the car in park the TC light will go off but the engine light stays on.
#19 of 19 Re: 2006 Maxx LT 111,000 miles [chris_henry]
Nov 01, 2010 (7:31 am)
I would recommend taking your vehicle to a GM dealer to have the vehicle diagnosed. Please keep me updated on your progress.
GM Customer Service