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Chevy Malibu

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First introduced in 1964, Chevy Malibu is a mid-size vehicle manufactured by General Motors and marketed in Canada, United States, Brazil, Middle East and Mexico. The first Chevy Malibu was a top-line subseries of the Chevrolet Chevelle marketed between 1964 and 1972.
I you're talking about blower speeds 1 and 2 not working, then it's the resistor. Instructions on how to replace it are here:http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=175159
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These instructions are for the 3.1 L engine with serpentine belt.To change the belt, you need to remove the engine mount first. But before you do that, you must support the engine so it won't tilt after you remove the engine mount bolts. You would also need at least one helper. Here's step by step: …
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it could be a few things......if your car has an anti-theft system in it, it wouldn't let power to your car if its activated. also, check your starter relay, it is, on most cars, inside the driver side wheel well(you must take the tire off, and the splash guard too), it will be right there. after yo…
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Answer Look at the socket itself. Wires could be burnt or even inside socket corroded or burnt. The light bulb socket assembly cost around $40. It is best to change it. Pretty much self explanatory. You can wiggle the bulb and sometimes it woill work for awhile but it is a pain to keep messing w…
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For your 1996 SATURN SL: FIRING ORDER FIRING ORDER 1-3-4-2 Front of Engine (Belt end) --- | 1 | | 2 | | 3 | | 4 |
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Hey Ed==It is different in different parts of the country. I would call SEVERAL local shops and dealerships and see what they say. Goodluck Joe $1700. in NYC I once got an estimate for $1200 in Dallas TX Its probably cheaper to get it replaced at a junk yard
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From Haynes Repair Manual for 1997 thru 2000 Chevy Malibu. WARNING DO NOT LET ANTI FREEZE TO COME IN CONTACT WITH YOUR SKIN OR PAINTED SURFACES OF CAR--WASH OFF IMMEDIATELY-ANTIFREEZE IS HIGHLY TOXIC IF INGESTED-DON'T LEAVE PUDDLES OR OPEN CONTAINER THE SWEET SMELL MAY ATTRACT CHILDREN OR PETS-DISPO…
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A quick fix until you have about $300 to fix it is to turn the key to the ON position for 10 minutes, and when the theft system light stops blinking you can start it right up. You can also just slowly turn the key to the on position (not accessory or start), shift the transmission into neutral (yo…
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Check Engine LightFirst check the gas cap. If not closed properly or it's cracked or broken, gas fume emulsions are escaping and the check engine light will come on. When you place the cap back, make sure it is a good, tight fit. Or if you have one of those caps that "click" as you turn to close, ma…
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Hey Joshua===Remove the front wheels then take out the two pins that hold the calipers which requires a 3/8 Allen wrench. Then pry the piston in some to be able to remove if off of the rotor. remove the caliper from the rotor and hang it with a coat hanger so it doesn't hang by the hose. Take the pa…
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If no leaks are visible on engine or radiator, check floor inside car, could be heater core, if no leak there, check engine oil dipstick & under oil fill cap for white or milky fluids, if any there will be most likely bad head gasket, cracked head, or cracked engine block.you should pressure tes…
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the ignition lock cylinder is located on the upper right side of the steering column.the ignition switch is inaccessable unless the steering column is lowered.so the column must be lowered carefully and supported to prevent damage. remove lock cylinder-(note:pull actuating rod for switch up until a …
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Calipers do not have a grease fitting. The only fitting is a bleed value and this is for brake fluid to come out of when you bleed the brakes. I bet you are trying to lube the caliper pins. Simply remove the pins holding the caliper on and use the appropate brake lube. You can pick up the correct lu…
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You will be replacing your plugs with Platnum plugs they are pre gapped but you can also ask your auto parts store to check to make sure they are at the correct gap.2001 Malibu 3.1L Platinum Plug gap is .060 thousands  Dont listen to the advice of someone who claims that plugs are pre gapped. …
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turn 1/4 counter clockwise= fromright to left. use pliers, very difficult to grasp-no room. petcock will turn and pop out enough to let water flow.twist-n-pull seems to be all the rage in detroit. simple, but effective....read--CHEAP
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: The overflow cap (radiator cap) is on top of the tank that sits on top of the dr. side fender under the hood. some of the newer cars do not have a "radiator cap" it goes in to the overflow tank . i would not suggest using radiator stop leak because it can clog up the radiator and heater core on th…
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Take off the negative battery cable then the wires on the alt then the bolts that hold it on. First take off the serpentine belt. There should be a schematic of how to reinstall it on the fan shroud. if it is not there you can draw your own before you take it off. Don't rely on memory.
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Answer There should be a schematic on the fan shroud for the serpentine belt I don't know about a '98 Riviera but I have a 1996 Riviera & it's in my original owners manual. Athough I do not have a engine belt diagram on the fan shroud, I do have a decal for the enviormental control system. …
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There is a anti theft system built into the 2001 Malibu that may self engage shutting off the fuel pump (passlock system) When this happens turn the key to the ACC position for 10 to 15 min. The theft light will flash. When the flashing stops the cars computer will reset. Turn the key off and then t…
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there is a service bulletin on this take it to your dealerFix: Clean throttle plate with carb cleaner, make sure to scrub carbon buildup off, can crank adjustment screw very slightly to give throttle plate more clearance Use throttle body cleaner and an old tooth brush to clean up the throttle plat…
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there is a recall on the hazard switch call the gm dealer  The recall on the hazard switch only applies to the 2001 Malibu. It is accessible by removing the front dash panel. It's located behind the hazard button. Actually the hazard button is part of the switch assembly.  I just had the…
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In my experience with a 3.1 in my Lumina it is on top on the drivers side. Trace the hose from the radiator and you should find the housing. Be sure to refill and bleed both bleeder valves in the system. This is critical in the vehicle not overheating. Email me if you have any questions.I have a 98 …
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Answer Sitting in the driver's seat, facing forward, the white coolant tank is on your right side inner fender wall. At the bottom front of the tank, there's a connector attached. This connector is for that coolant level indicator on the dash. Unplug it to see if this turns off the indicator, if …
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If its a 6 cylinder, the water pump is very easy its closest to the front passanger side. Remove the pulley and theres a few 10mm bolts remove them ,remove the water pump and clean the area and reinstall the new pump. Its a 20 minute job.remember to drain your antifreeze other wise it gets a little …
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The lower intake is 10 ft lbs the upper is 18ft lbs. If you go to autozone.com and read there specifaction area its listed there. That's were I found it!
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1999 3.1L model. On each side there is a flat shroud roughly 9 inches long held in place by one screw with a rather large washer. Remove this screw and turn the shroud out of the way. Beneath you will see two tabs per fixture with semi-circles towards the front of the vehicle. Lift these tabs strai…
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On mine it was the fuel pressure regulator. I have a 4 cyl engine with 185 K miles on it. Over the life of the car, I have replaced the regulator several times. I tried an aftermarket regulator, that lasted only a few thousand miles. The factory equipment unit is more but worked about 5 times longer…
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Are you sure the dirt is on the inside? I detail headlights at used car dealerships and sell a product called Crystalenz to clean gauge panel plastic. Crystalenz is made for cleaning headlight lenses but it works really well on gauges.
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You will need 8mm and 10mm sockets, and wrenches, 1/4 inch rachet and a good size pry tool like a screwdriver. I changed mine without removing the belt. The pump is behind the larger pully on the top front of the 3.1. It is smaller than the pully so you won't see it until you remove the pully. It's …
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This sound like your lighter fuse is blown. Check the fuse box located below the steering wheel, somewhere above the brake pedal. The cover of the fuse box should guide you to the correct fuse related with the functions of the cigarrete lighter. Replacing the fuse if blown should correct your proble…
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Water pumps on this engine, as far as I know, are internal. There is a water pump housing that looks like most conventional water pumps. The part you replace is inside the housing, an impeller more or less. Since the same housing is used it is common for owners to accuse mechanics of charging them f…
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It should be at the end of the big radiator hose on top of the engine but if your car is over heating its probably the head or intake gasket leaking. look in your overflow tank and see if its bubbling or pushing out fluid with cap of or blowing white smoke out exhaust.
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ok i actually have a 99 mailbu and my cap also just came off, my husband had to litterly pry it off. that's the only way that thing comes off.I don't have an answer I am also wondering since I went to take mine off today and the inside apparently that has the threads connecting it to the overflow ta…
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14.3 US gallons My 2000 Malibu Manual says its 14.3 gallons, but it usally fills up around 12 gallon My 2000 Malibu 3.1L V6 takes 13.3 Gallons from empty to top of filll pipe.
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To install a sun visor on the driver's side of a 2000 Buick Grand Sport pry the plastic cover off with a flat head screwdriver. Place new visor and put the screws back in by hand.
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unplug the battery if that don't work place the key in turn it to start maker then back to off and back to start, don't turn it over though.... only to where it is allowing the music to play, - it should be fast at a count of 10 times on off on off on off... last try locking the car from outside wit…
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It is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 and the dist turns clockwise. 1-3-5-7- are on the drivers side.
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in my malibu, I loosened the belt tensioner first. There is a motor mount just in front of the belt that ou have to take one side off of. I lut a jack under the engine and jacked up the one side about an inch and slid the belt between the mount and the frame. Replacement belt should be put on using …
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OK LISTEN UP! I own a 1992 Camry, V6, 3VZ-FE I did the job myself in a bit over 1 hour and it's very very easy: 1) The spark plug gap on just about all Camry engines 92-96 is 0.043 inches2) DO ONLY 1 plug at a time.3) start in the back because they are hardest to remove.4) All you need to do is sq…
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The new bulb is simply plugged back in after it is installed.
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Yes, but never trust them to work. Every six thousand miles the drums should be pulled off and brakes cleaned and adjusted. That is when the tires are off for a rotate anyhow.
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Take the 2 bolts out of the back. After the 2 bolts are out hit the broken cylinder with a hammer to shake it loose, then pry it off with a sturdy screwdriver.Remove the brake line with a flare nut wrench and the bleeder bolt. The bolts attaching the wheel cylinder to the backing plate are also on t…
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you have to pull the timing chain cover off which includes the harmonic balancer loosen the timing chain then once you have done all that you can un-bolt the water pump from the mtor and the timing chain housing and it should slide right out be sure to mark your valve gears and your crnk so you don'…
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this is all from memory so, FIRST, remove serp belt, by unloading it at the auto tensioner, i use 3/8"breaker bar, if i remember right, next, drain out, coolant into pan by pulling raid plug out. hold the water pump from turning by insert straight screwdriver between two other bolts, catching the tw…
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The only Anti Theft System on a 2002 Eclipse RS is for the RADIO/CD player. If the sound system is stolen, it has to be reactivated by a dealer (actually, you can do it yourself by reading the owner's manual).As far as I know, there is NO Anti Theft System for the car itself. From Curtiecia Yes the…
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The 1999 Chevrolet Malibu brake light switch can be found beneath the dashboard, next to the brake pedal. The brake light switch simply plugs in and out.
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On the Malibu the Thermostat should be if I'm not mistaken Somewhere near the Manifold it looks like a copper colored spark plug it's thin and you should be able to remove it by using a small open ended wrench after you remove the sensor wire.Um, no. That is an oxygen sensor. The thermostat is locat…
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Reset the computer by disconnecting the negative battery cable for a couple of minutes then reconnect. This will erase the codes from the computer. If everything is okay, the CHECK ENGINE light will stay off. The codes are stored in the computer when there is a problem. Even if you fix the problem,…
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I recently replaced the alternator on my 99 Malibu. It is fairly easy. First loosen the belt using a 3/8 breaker bar on the belt tensioner. Using a 15mm socket, remove the bolt from the front and side plus a nut on the side/rear (use deep socket or wrench). Remove the single wire bolted to the back …
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%DETAILS% Answer dead battery or a broken wire between the battery and the starter
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Most likely it is the fuel level sender in the fuel tank. I have seen many of them go bad. the tank will have to be dropped to do this
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It is part of the hazard button on the dash. They all go bad. There may be a recall on yours. check with your local dealerTurn signal flasher is located above the fuse box, under the dash. It is the same flasher for the emergency flashers and they use separate circuits inside the flasher. Sometime…
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parts and labor will cost around 450.00 dollars
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on a v 6 motor the water pump is located just above the air comperssor with a diagram of the belt route take the 4 outside pulley bolts loose first then take off serpentine belt it makes it easier to hold the pulley then 5 bolts holding the water pump 1. Take timing cover off. 2. Take motor mou…
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The parking mechanism isn't working and the magnet probably needs replaced. Take it to a garage as it has to be soldered in.
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Hard Job---TAke the trim panel off by removing the door handle then all screws you can find then the retainers around the sides and bottom of the door. The reetainers require a special tool. Be careful as there are sharp edges that can cut you BAD inside the door. Also there is spring tension on the…
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how to take off old serpentine belt and insall new belt   how to take off old serpentine belt and install new belt need helpfirst u need to loosen the engine mount located in the passenger side close the coolant refil container . before u do that make sure that the engine supported by the jac…
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You need to take off the trim piece that goes across the entire dash. There are spring clips on the passanger side and a few screws around the IP panel you need to take out. the dimmer switch & hazzard switch both have clips on the back that need to be lifted before it will push thru (or just di…
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Here's your somewhat detailed solution: Take a flat screwdriver and pop off the trim that surrounds the radio and heater controls. Oh yeah... the trim around the key hole has to come off also. Don't unhook the wires from the radio or the heater controls. You will need a small socket set or a good p…
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The bulbs screw in from the rear. If you can't get to the back, take the light assy off of the car.when you open the hood of the car there are two square plastic tabs on either side of the light, pull up on those (they only move 1/4 to 1/2 inch) and the headlight assembly will come out giving you ac…
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Purchase them from auto zone.store rep.will replace them for free.
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go to a chevy dealer and im sure they will tell you, for no cost ! maybe they can tell you at auto-zone etc.
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If you fuel gauge is not working and your check engine light may be on, you need a fuel sending unit. The dealer may tell you that you need a whole new fuel pump. You do not! I have sold and/or installed over 500 of these. I sell brand new, OEM, Isuzu Factory fuel sending units. You can buy one from…
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First, remove the "sail panel". The sail panel is the small triangle shaped thing located toward the front of the door (towards the front end). To remove this, pry the top off first. The top is held by a clip that pulls straight out, but it can be tough and the plastic holding the clip may break. Th…
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It is to the rear of the tank, dead center. Just changed it out today. It requires special tools to replace, but they are cheap at the parts store. Some good ramps and or some car jack stands are useful to get to it. If you are uncomfortable with attempting this just take it to any oil change shop a…
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1: Remove plastic cover over headlight, 2:Pull or pry up the two tabs that secure lamp assy to car, 3: pull entire lamp assy forward, 4: Remove bulb retainer ring by twisting, 5: Remove bulb. Replace everything in reverse order.
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You can spray (with carb spray or special fuel injector linkage spray) the linkage around the throttle body, but the injectors, which are really the main part of the system are always being cleaned with gas while you drive. Gas is a great cleaner, so the simple answer is "no". That's one of fuel inj…
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Drain the water from your 2002 Chevrolet Malibu cooling system. Remove the water pump return hose. Remove the water pump retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new water pump.
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You must remove those pieces that don't seem to flow with the door panel (they pop right off with a screw driver), then you will se screws underneath them... unscrew these screws and the door panel should easily pop right off.
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Take the remote apart and it says to push the buttons once each or twice each try this
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The blower resistor is ahead of the blower motor under the pass. side of the dash. It is butt up against the firewall and held in by 2-3 bolts. 5.5 mm heads. Very difficult to get to. Will need a special swivel socket to get ot the bolts. found out this is a resistor pack under the glove box -sunil …
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If the blower doesn't work on certain speeds, replace the resister pack, located just behind the blower, against the firewall. If the A/C light is flickering on and off, replace the AC head unit. If it's just the blower that's causing the trouble, passenger side. There are two pieces to remove to ge…
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Get a manual if you need pictures and it will tell you how also.
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Had the same problem... First take off the steering columb covers( top and bottom). There are 3 screws holding in the bottom steering columb cover. After removing the steering columb cover, you will be able to remove the signal switch and the wiper blade switch very easily. The signal switch and the…
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where is the AC low pressure valve locted? check on passengers side, between firewall and engine, about 1 to 2 ft down!! the cap has a (L) on it!!
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The best answer to this is to go to your local auto parts store, and buy a Haynes manual. It has step-by-step instructions with pictures that should make it fairly easy. To do this job properly, you will need to also remove the rotors and take them somewhere to be resurfaced and checked for thicknes…
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Quad Four is 1 3 4 2 V6 is 1 6 5 4 3 2
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Your car probably has antilock brakes w/ traction control. It would be very wise to let professionals repair your brakes. This is a very complex system, and you are going to end up getting yourself in trouble. If you still want to strike out on your own, buy a repair manual for your car, or go and r…
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The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer. You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.
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IF THE 98 IS LIKE THE 97 ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS REMOVE THE PLASTIC SHROUD (THE 97 HAS 2 PUSH PINS ) TAKE THE ONE NEXT TO THE GRILL OUT SLIDE THE SHROUD OUT OF THE WAY YOU WILL SEE 2 TABS PULL THEM UP AND THE LIGHT ASSEMBLY WILL COME OUT
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This is not an easy job I suggest taking it to a garage.   Get a new regulator, and, you need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.
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The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer. You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.   Remove the steering wheel-USE a special tool 2 compress the LOCK PLATE & remove the SNAP ring-UNscrew t…
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The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer. You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.___________________________________________________________________ Hello , I am Ron , I have a Degree as an Automot…
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Malibu door panel removalI just did this on a 2003 Malibu. First, you have to locate the screws that hold the door panel. Two are under a plastic cover inside of the grip handle of the panel. Another is under the lever that you pull to open the door.After those are removed, you have to pry off the t…
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I know that if you have an aftermarket radio it will make it go off. the stock radio goes through the computer. you have to run a separate constant and acc power to your radio. or if you have a draw on the power to the fusebox in the engine compartment. .
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THIS IS A PROCEDURE THAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH GREAT CARE. IF IN DOUBT, DON�T GET A PROFESSIONAL The way you check the transmission fluid is. 1 put the car on a lift. 2 lock the parking brake. 3 start the car. 4 run the selector thru the gears just like any other car. 5 lift the car up (with the eng…
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The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer. You may want to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 Or, go to a Public Library.
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If it's anything like the 1999, there should be a grommet on the frame that you can get to if you fold the seat down and pull the trim out of the way. It sits right in front of the child safety switch, giving you access.
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%REPLIES% Answer www.yearone.com Answer Go here for Malibu interior and many other parts. http://www.dixiemontecarlodepot.com/malibu_catalog.htm
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the fuel filter on my 98 Malibu is located back by the tank. it is set slightly in front of the two rear tires in the middle. its easily spotted when under the car, its a silver cylinder about 5 inches long (at least mine was) and has a gas line attached at both ends. its pretty simple to access and…
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A hole Hello Amy. Your car sounds a little new for a gas leak , but here goes. Usualluy, a gas leak begins when a component on the vehicle (usually underneath) begins to rust, and the component becomes porous. If you live in the 'rust belt', it might be normal to find a fuel tank is leaking, the f…
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The estimate we just received was $50 for the belt and 1 1/2 hours labor for total of ~$200 in Mesa Arizona. I have a 99 LS and changed the belt myself in about fifteen minutes. The cost of the belt was under $20 Canadian. I am mechanically inclined, however, the diagram under the hood is easy e…
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The 1998 Chevy Malibu does not have a transmission dipstick. Instead there is a check plug located on the transaxle, near the pan, adjacent to the engine oil drain plug. Note: the vehicle must be kept level when checking the transmission fluid level. Place an oil container under the check plug and…
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Gap the new plugs, look at how the wire is routed and pull only that plug's wire off, and swap out the old plug for the new one. Snug the spark plug down, then tighten it a 1/4 turn. You don't want them too tight. Once you've done a couple you'll be able to guess at the torque. Find the correct new …
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It is located under a cap on the drivers side of the engine behind the exhaust manifold. Use a 32 mm (1 1/4 in) socket on the hex on the top of the oil filter cap, or an oil filter wrench on the outside diameter of the oil filter cap to remove. Do NOT use pliers or a wrench as damage will result. &…
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The radiator has a hard to see drain plug on the left drivers' side. There are 5 10MM screws holding the air deflector on. The block has removable plugs, one 14MM hex next to the oil filter and one in about the same location on the other side of the block toward the firewall under the exhaust manifo…
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the a/c has to be evacuated,evaporater case has to be removed to gain access to a few bolts.then you remove the dash from the car,to gain access to the heater plenum.this is probably a job for your local for lincoln/mercury dealership.
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if you have recently installed a new stereo deck this may be why: there is a wire that dimms and brightens the display on your stock stereo (which is connected to your dash and tail lights) and most after market stereos do not have a place to wire this in, so some time the wire is just pushed back …
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Use a Chevrolet Socket Part number 870245 (a hammer). Seriously though there is usually a control module under the driver's side dash.  2I would recomend taking it to the dealer because if it says LOC on the radio they have a code to get rid of it.  3Check your owners manual, sometimes i…
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