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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

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I had no signs of a transmission problem.no check engine light an no gears slipping..what could be the problem?

have reset 2 months ago no problem until few nights ago when shut off can't get it to start again...

While driving and I accelerate it feels as though the car looses power, it kind of feels like it backfires but theres no noise, and the speedometer needle jumps around(I don't know if the problems are related) .

While driving and I accelerate it feels as though the car looses power, it kind of feels like it backfires but theres no noise, and the speedometer needle jumps around(I don't know if the problems are related) .

My car sat in one spot for 5 days,during that time there was some freezing temperatures ,prior to that it ran fine, when I return to my car it would not start. I Had the vehicle towed to my house, got in the vehicle and turned the key and it started write up, but my fuel gauge read empty even though I filled it up,my check engine light is on, rpm gauges does not work,my headlight switch does not turn on automatically anymore, have to do it manually, and I notice when I fill the tank up, the pump keeps kicking off,as if their is to much pressure in the tank. So I replaced the fuel and it did not solve not one issue. NEED HELP

I have a 05 chevy malibu classic base model. similar problems. there are 3 settings on the lights. Auto setting allows the odometer to be read and radio back-lights come on. but in parking light setting or lights on setting the odometer dims to almost unreadable and radio lights go out even though you can hear the radio playing music. None of the ac heater lights work and the dash doesn't light up except for the dummie lights. The horn was working, Now the horn has stopped working and the lights on window switch don't light up. I have replaced dimmer switch, turn signal-light switch and dash cluster. I am now told it might be the BCM(body control module)and apparently it needs to get flashed or replaced and reprogrammed at the dealership. Also, when in auto during the day the odometer and radio are illuminated but when it gets dark they go out. No blown fuses now, have jiggled all wires and looked for cuts and shorts in wires. But the I have a 05 chevy malibu classic base model. similar problems. there are 3 settings on the lights. Auto setting allows the odometer to be read and radio back-lights come on. but in parking light setting or lights on setting the odometer dims to almost unreadable and radio lights go out even though you can hear the radio playing music. None of the ac heater lights work and the dash doesn't light up except for the dummie lights. Now the horn has stopped working and the lights on window switch don't light up. I have replaced dimmer switch, turn signal-light switch and dash cluster. I am now told it might be the BCM(body control module)and apparentlyit needs to get flashed or replaced and reprogrammed at the dealership. panel fuse kept blowing before replacing all the switches mentioned above and the dome light and harness.

I don't know whether its a fuse are its just stuck.

When I get this msg, I lose all power steering. But, then, I just shut the car off and restart and that temporarily fixes the problem. Also, the steering wheel starts moving on its own and makes wierd noises

I recently changed my turning signal light switch, but now the blinkers start blinking and sometimes stop blinking like if they turn off

It seems to have started now that the weather is below 30 degrees F. Is this common? Where is the water pump?
I can't see anywhere else the coolant may be coming from. It also looks like the pulley is throwing the coolant onto the serpentine belt tensioner arm.

"i have a 2005 chevy malibu when i drive for 15-20 minute straight like on a highway, once i get to a stop sign or traffic light, or behind someone because they stop, my car would shake alittle then turn completely off. I just have to crank it back up and it starts to drive ..."

Purchased car 5 days ago with 138K.

Engine light came on 24 hrs ago and is still on. checked gas cap, it is secure. Had engine checked at Advance Auto

is it possible I might have a blockage in my heater core,cause there's no heat blowing from the fan.

I've had the thermostat changed and I think someone did something to the radiator or water pump a while ago, but so far, no fix has worked, or at least not for long. It only overheats in hot weather in stop and go driving or low speeds. If I put the A/C on, this fixes it. If I'm on the interstate going fast, the temp is generally stable, at least for shorter drives. I'm tired of paying people for fixes that don't fix the problem.