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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

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the key will not turn??????

car shifts fine then at 30 seems slow shifting so guess its slipping.rpms seem to be fine as it will rev up if you drop down to 2 on gear shift it slows down going up hills.i am thinking of buying this car for $650 but not sure what the problem is or how much it will cost to fix.

I replaced the water pump and the thermostat and the manafold

I check the fuses and it wont go up or down back or forth

changed. They were not on before battery went bad.

Cleaned rust on plug; some rust on connector plate--sprayed cleaner. Originally only 1 light out. It keeps changing but right now my parking light and turn signal is working where my turn signal is supposed to work; neither parking light slot is working or backup light. Replaced connector plate with after market Dorman plate--plug would not fit and put old plate back in so I would at least have some light on that side. Noticed turn signal light on dashboard is faintly green and blinking slow only when car is running. What is your suggestion or should I just take it to a repair shop? It blew one fuse and a relay and I replaced both. Recently my door locks also started acting up as well.

someone said that it was the fuel pump1 another said that it might be the fuel filteror some thig under the car pertaing to the fuel might need cleaning out .

In addition to the doors no longer unlocking when I turn off the ignition, I also can't manually lock the doors with the power lock switch intermittently. Sometimes, if I keep trying to lock the doors 15 or 20 times, the doors will unlock rather than lock! When that happens, I have to go around the car and manually open and lock all of them. What's happening?

how do i fix this or do i have to get whole knew door handle?

Its happened about 4 times in the past 1 1/2 weeks. The car won't start. My wife or I have to put the key into the ACC position for 15-30 minutes, then the car will start. It's just happening more and more frequently. I'm afraid the system will permanently fail sometime. A website I saw about this tells me that my car will not have an anti-theft system if I do this. I'll manage that.

My power locks no longer lock when I start my ignition or unlock when I turn the car off. They also won't unlock with the power lock switch. When I get out of the car and try to lock the doors with the power locks, they either don't respond at all or, after pushing them a dozen times or more, they unlock rather than locking. Any ideas?

Car started making a pingy knock noise and performance went way down but we shut it off pretty quick

Can I self repair?

The key gets stuck in the acc. position. The only way i can remove the key is by shifting from park to drive and back to park a few times. Sometimes the key returns to off and i can remove the key with no problem.The shifter seems to be working OK. The car only has 39900 km. Can this be a shifter (switch) problem or do i need to replace the ignition cylinder. I just purchased the car 1 month ago and the key got stuck 2 or 3 times in the last week but now the key gets stuck almost every time i use the car. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thank you Bernie

After replacing the battery the gauges on the dashboard went out. And some lights its like half of the dash is working and the other side out