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Speeds 1,2,3, and 4 went out gradually over a period of time. Have a problem with leaves and acorns falling into grille.
I have one with 115000 miles and the belt has not been replaced this engine has no valve clearance so I want to replace it at the proper interval
What would you estimate the cost to have this done.
Car was purchased new back in '02, no real issues until last year when this started to happen, has 67,310 original miles on it. Car hesitates, no acceleration past 35 mph, problem is getting worse. Actron super AutoScanner gives no code/MIL set. No check engine light alert. Car does not shake or make any noises, seems fine except for the acceleration issue. Car has acted odd a few times upon starting, turned it off, restarted and car was fine. Car died once at a stop light but restarted right away. Problem began months ago with just struggling to get up hills, but now it's bogging down all the time. Here is the list of parts I've replaced to try to fix the problem with no effect.
Spark plugs, spark plug wires, PVC valve, fuel filter, both O2 sensors (upstream & down), coolant temp sensor, EGR valve, upper & lower manifold gaskets (lower did have leak & cleaned inside and out, lower injector O-rings, MAP sensor, throttle body gasket (cleaned inside & out), switched out with good MAF & IAT sensors (no improvement).
Checked fuel pressure - ok
Checked Coils - ok
Checked fuel regulator - ok
All this has had NO effect on the lack of accleration.
Any ideas? Any suggestions?
i just changed my oil and oil filter and it only got worse
so i put a aftermarket stereo in my 01 malibu and i was not aware i needed the adapter box so i lost all my dashboard lights and shift lights. is this a perminent problem of can i fix it?
oi believe it is freezing up. Once it gets a little warmer, around 30 degrees then it works again. this is a problem when it gets messy out because i am unable to clean my windshield. Is there anything I can do?
Changed oil, did engine treatment and gas treatment with new fuel. Replaced battery
I've a 2005 Chevy Malibu 4dr-LS V-6 eng. My code reader says P0751 Shift Solenoid A CKT Performance Or Stuck Off. The traction control light comes on while drive under normal conditions, then the front wheel drive becomes a little stiff to drive, but still able to drive. Done check the all brakes, and transmission fluid, all in great shape. Hope someone can help. Don't really want to goto exspensive auto shop if possible.
When I take the battery out, cutting all power to the car, is there anything special I have to do first, like make sure the radio anti-theft code is unlocked, or something similar?
I think all of my electrical problems are steming from the electrical wiring behind the stereo component. Would like to check the wiring connections out, but can't get to them.
I was told if the body control module had poor terminal contact, it could be the cause of my problem.
Have a short in the electrical that controls most of the dash components and also the radio, cigar lights door locks. how do i gain access behind the radio?
The problem of hard-shifting at 15, 30 & 45 mph happens every time I am stopped and start to drive. In December, the local dealership said the pins in the TCM needed to be replaced ($400 and 17 days later). Within 2 weeks, the same exact problem started again. Their next diagnosis was that the Transmission Harnesses were shorting and needed to be replaced for an estimated $1100. Today they call back and say it's not the transmission harnesses but they found water in the transmission. They asked when the last time my radiator was replaced which was 2 years ago. They have misdiagnosed my troubles twice in less than 2 months. The dealership is now telling me that the problem isn't the transmission harneses but that I need a new transmission. The car has 132k miles. It's been a wonderful car almost trouble free. Could the problem be anything else besides a faulty transmission? I hope you can help! Tammy
ANY OTHER THOUGHTS, WIRING HARNESS LOOKS GOOD, COULD IT BE A SENDING UNIT, CAR HAS 142000 MILES , IT CAME ON TUESDAY AND STAYED ON TILL SHE TURNED CAR OFF, ONLY TILL SHE COULD GET TO SHOULDER, AND SET FOR AFEW MINUTES, RESTARTED AND IT STAYED OFF, CHECKED OIL AND WAS 1/2 QT LOW, ADDED OIL TILL TODAY , HAVE CHECKED FOR CODES, SHOWS NONE
When the car is full of gas the gas meter use to go to full then immediately move to the empty line with the light. After replacing the gas sensor the gas meter is stuck in the middle and the wrench tool light is still on.
I have already turned the car off and it still stays on
MY WIFE WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AN THE CAR JUST STOP. IT WOULD NOT TURN OVER LIKE THE BATTERY WAS DEAD.CHARGED IT HAD IT CHECK OUT AN IT WAS GOOD. SO I HAVE RULED OUT THE THE FUEL PUMP,AN THE ALTERNATOR.
I parked the car at 5a and went to use is again around noon & it wouldn't come out of park. My back passenger brake light has been out for awhile, not sure if that could have anything to do with it.
When my car is idling for a few minutes these will come on. I took it to autozone and they said there was only one code, "Cylinder 2 misfire". This has happened before and before I could get the code read the check engine light turned off, so it had stayed on about a day and a half. Also, it seems that at least the traction control is still working. Is this anything to worry about and what would I do to check this? Thank you in advance.
I shut key off it returns and restart it returns to normal sometime it last and sometime drop back to empty
My transmission has given out. What can I expect to pay to rebuild it?
My car is a Malibu Classic (2004. Driver's bag has hole in it. I think the passenger bag didn't have a hole. If not damaged, can it be repacked?
When i took the bolt out to replace the belt tensioner i got screw filler shavings or what looks like a boltscrew holder inside.. What are the called and how do i ask for them???
steering making a knocking noise when we turn it.
And after that I took to the best buy guy and he hooked up the new stereo. And still don't work... what should I do? Could there be a fuse.. if so which one?
replaced ignition lock and housing (new tumblers, springs to match to original key. Worked fine at home, put it in the car key was turning, after putting the cover, battery and GEAR SHIFT back to park position the key won't turn anymore. I took the cover off the shift assembly and manually shifter gears back and forth to make sure it's sitting it park position. I am able to put the key in and out, but no turning.
turn key nothing check all voltage points power everywhere could not get to park netural switch to check but i think it's ok. have not filled fluid level in steering pump till it is running.
Gas indicators fluctuates between full and 1/2 tank otherwise shows empty most of the time. Tried fuses several times and within 2 weeks the fuses are blown. I find also that my left signals and/or headlights have had to be replaced 2x in past year but have never had to replace the right side. I have had this car 4 years.