Chevrolet Malibu Problem Report
Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723
Vehicles with a 6speed automatic transmission may develop one or more of the following faults related to a broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission: Illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723, loss of reverse gear, slipping or harsh 3rd or 5th gear shift. Removal and dis-assembly of the transmission will be required to replace the broken 35R wave plate. It is also extremely important that all debris from the failed part be cleaned from the transmission while it is disassembled in order to try and prevent future problems.
Last week my transmission failed on my 09 Malibu. "No Reverse/ 3rd or 5th Gear, DTC P0776". I am 10 months out of power train warranty. GM has been contacted and may or may not assist with a partial payment of the repair cost. Any suggestions on how to approach this matter further. - colkel
No reverse. Trans needed to be rebuilt. Main shaft badly scored needing replacing. NO TRANS DIP STICK FROM FACTORY TO SHOW FLUID LEVEL. Wave plate broken in three pieces. Fluid dark and burned looking. Repairman stated this is an ongoing problem with the General Motors 6-speed automatic transmissions. - junkchevy
Vehicle wouldn't shift out of 3rd gear and RPMs were very high. Dealer said that the wave plate broke and damaged the speed sensor. They wanted $2100 to replace both. I was upset and said I was going to take it somewhere else. Then they said $1100 to do the repair with a used wave plate. The part new only costs $20. I hate GM products and the customer service is terrible. They were willing to take $1000 off and say they could do that if they used an old part. That makes no sense when its an inexpenisve part even when bought new. My research revealed that the Chinese wave plate used in the late 2000's is faulty and explodes once it gets brittle from heat. Why no recall? Don't buy GM. I'm still arguing with the dealer about this. - Visitor
Same issue. Faulty wave plate. GM needs to stand up and take care of this for their loyal owners. Im very disappointed and will not buy another. Ive owned 2 Toyotas and never had a tranny issue. - Visitor
Clutch wave plate won't go In reverse - Visitor
Wont shift out of first gear and shows a check engine icon. I checked OBD tool and had two fault codes P0700 and P0717 - Visitor
no reverse , slipping at speeds above 25 , not fixed yet. - Visitor
Car would come out of first broken 35r took out the techem drum and torque coverter cost to rebild 3200 - Visitor
check engine light went on and unable to put car in reverse...vehicle towed to dealer...broken wave plate...transmission may or may not have to be replaced..... - Lindyr
35R Clutch failed causing problems across the board with transmission operations. Could not reverse and had trouble in low gears probably due to the failed clutch pieces gumming up the transmission. - Visitor
Transmission not changing gears - Visitor
HAS HAPPENED 3 DIFFERENT TIMES. - Visitor
Cost is $3,900 to repair - Visitor
Same as a previous owner, no acceleration pass 45 mph and can not go in reverse. - Visitor
driving along with no warning the transmission got stuck in first gear drove to the side of the road got towed to the dealer was told i needed a new trans. GM told me i was out of warranty and wouldnt cover it even after having the trans fluid changed by the dealer at 80,ooo.The bottom line rebuilt trans from dealer $3,800. - Visitor
Transmission would slip or have trouble shifting out of 3rd or 5th gear. Dealer offered either replacement of affected parts including the wave plate in the transmission or a completely rebuilt transmission from the factory. - Visitor
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