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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Chevrolet, Transmission, Wagon
#4 of 19 Re: 2006 malibu Maxx Problem [pao]
Jun 24, 2008 (12:48 pm)
I had the dealer do the trans service at 50k. My first thought when this problem cropped up was that the dealer didn't put enough tranny fluid back in. I'll never know.
I complained to my service advisor and mentioned another call to Chevy (that's what it took to get my steering fixed) and he said I should get the shifter fixed first, which currently will not cycle through the gears when in L(ow). He said it might be related, but can't guarantee it. $400 fix. He also told me an investigative tranny tear down would be about $2k. This is bugging me as I go on vacation next week, and had been mulling a drive to DC to visit my son. Not sure I want to risk it. It is going to an independent garage for the first brake job this week; maybe I'll see if they can shed some light on what is going on.
pao, a familiar login name from way back in '04. I thought we had a lot of miles on our Maxx!
#5 of 19 Re: 2006 malibu Maxx Problem [glennb] (Fixed!)
Jun 26, 2008 (5:17 pm)
Trans problem fixed! It was all related to the +,- toggle switch on the shifter! $49 part, $49 labor. Independent garage. The dealer wanted $400! Now to get that exhaust fixed...
#6 of 19 Re: 2006 malibu Maxx Problem [glennb] (Fixed!) [glennb]
Jul 04, 2008 (3:48 am)
That is great! I hope my problem is the same and as cheap to fix. Did your RPM,s fluctuate at all speeds on the highway and in the city? My RPM's go from about a 1000 to 1300 when I do not press on the accelerator. Thanks man.
#7 of 19 Re: 2006 malibu Maxx Problem [glennb] (Fixed!) [glennb] [burnt_3]
Jul 04, 2008 (6:02 am)
I would say my trans problem was less of a out and out fluctuation, and more like the trans was slipping into neutral when I let off the gas, and then the engine would rev as I tried to re-accelerate. It would then eventually drop back into gear, which was very noticeable. Does your +,- toggle work on your shifter? Or is it malfunctioning like mine was? That seems to be the common component that Chevy doesn't have much history on (or my dealer's service manager was just lying to me!)
#8 of 19 Re: 2006 malibu Maxx Problem [glennb] (Fixed!) [glennb] [burnt_3] [glennb]
Jul 04, 2008 (6:55 am)
Yes my +/- shifter does work, maybe it is not at the point of malfunctioning yet. i do appreciate your help regarding this problem. I was just trying to narrow it down and I was hoping it was a quik fix like yours.
#9 of 19 eng pwr reduced dic message
Oct 09, 2008 (5:51 am)
I was driving home the other evening when my traction control indicator with the line through it went off, the check engine light came on and a dic message appeared saying eng pwr reduced. This is an 06 malibu maxx. The engine seemed to slow also and I had a very hard time getting up past 30 mph. Anyone else had this problem. If so what was the fix? Thanks in advance.
#10 of 19 Broken shifter cable
Mar 10, 2009 (3:29 pm)
The shifter cable broke on my 2004 Maxx. The problem is that GM cannot find a replacment part anywhere in North America. The scrap yards are also without this item.
Does anyone have any suggestions.
#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.