2003 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

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Is it a hub type,sealed,tapered,or axle mounted

Turning the key on and stepping on the gas pedal it eventually will start. This dosent happen all the time

This vehicle runs fine until it reaches about 110 degees, and then has a dramatic loss of power with some surging. Fuel and air filter changed. Determined to be heat related. Put 1K ohm resister in coolant temp sensor circuit to make the ECM think the engine is cool and the car runs great. Replaced temp sensor, but problen still there.

The Drive Cycle and Emissions Readiness Monitors? This site has been most helpful in explaining what it is, but can't find the requirements for this vehicle anywhere. Even the tech who made the repair doesn't know.

the check engine light is now on with an error code 420, what causes this.

Transmission fluid has been changed and no other problems.

then stayed on

It started while I was driving down the street. It started a loud knocking sound upon acceleration.

also when I hit the lock doors on the remote it won't stop honking.

I got a new gas cap(factory)and a new cannister vent solenoid installed but after a week the check engine light came on again the codes showed that these 2 things were the problems. What could it be now?

I had this code the mechanic said i had a bad egr. I replaced it and 20 miles later the mil was back on with the same code. The car has 100000 on it

Now it still running hot. What can be the cause?

Last fall the dashboard in the car suddenly began to smoke when my mother tried using the cigarette lighter. Apparently the wires heated up to the point it melted the insulation around the cigarette lighter wires and other wires' insulation. She just bought a new malibu because this one had over 150,000 miles on it and she said whichever one of us kids can manage to get the car fixed can have it. I'm a typical broke college student and if i can get it fixed it would be great. So i'm wondering how do you take the dashboard out, what kind of things should i take note of so i don't accidentally set an airbag off or get things switched up, and which wiring harness should i be looking to replace because now the dashboard gauges don't work except maybe the gas gauge and the battery may be getting drained when it's left hooked up(I'm not sure about this because this all happened while I was away for college, but my father seems convinced) . I don't smoke so i'm not even going to worry about getting the lighter working again. Thank you for your time and help

hello i just bought a 2003 chevy malibu and get this not even 24hours of owning it the intake goes out and theres nothin the dealer ship will do so just wondering if i put the newer metal intake gaskets in will i have this problem again? and or could there be a chance somethin els could be wrong? it never over heated just went a hair over half so im hopin alls i need to replace is the intake gaskets thanks

how do I replace skeeking shocks could be the shocks when I have wr in the back seat