Thermostat's starting to stick. Needs replacing a.s.a.p.
Most Malibu with the 3.1 engine have the same problem and it's your intake manifold gaskets that are probably bad... Intake gaskets are located in the middle of the valve cover and reach the bloc (V). Look with a flashlight near the bloc under the thermostat housing (rear) and behind the Power Steering pump (front)if you see coolant in these areas your intake gaskets are probably bad. Check engine oil dipstick for indications of a milkshake and high level of oil... on my car, oil was clean but changing intake gaskets solved the coolant slowly leak problem. Before attempting to replace your intake gaskets, have your head gaskets tested by a mecanic. Because if they are bad too (will appen if you wait before solving the problem and that your engine overheat too much), one you have reached intake gaskets, it's not verry complecated to to replace them too. Only exaust manifolds will be on the way before removing the heads. If they are good, just search for the procedures on sites like autozone.com or search in Google... on how to replace intake gaskets. I've already written the entire procedure I think on this site. I'm not a pro and I've done the job myself. Have your cooling system bleeded by a mecanic after you've done the job... By doing it yourself, you'll save hundreds dollars!
it is low or out off coolant.
if coolant is ok!! then check coolant sensor.
it looks like a radiator with coolant in! it should be red.
the low coolant light is only for radiater coolant,does not have anything to do with fuel pump!!
Its Like A bucket with a arrow pointing down.....Thats the low coolant light
Make sure the coolant level is ok, add fluid if needed, that should make the light to go out if light still on you will probably have a bad coolant level switch and will meed to replace it
Check your fluid levels.
lOW COOLANT OR BAD SENSOR
Your coolant is low. Add some antifreeze to the reservoir under your hood.
you tell me how to change head light bulb on 2009 chevy malibu.
Bring to a shop that has an ABS scanner to determine problem or clear codes
check for a bad door switch.
You need coolant. This happened when my water pump went bad and I needed to refill the coolant.
Low coolant, stuck thermostat, blocked hoses.
approx, 2 gallons. enough to get to the nearest station.
When an anti theft system light comes on while driving a 98 Chevy Malibu, the problem is usually caused by the Security Module. The security module is part of the Ignition Lock Module.
The coolant in a 1998 model has dex cool antifreeze. It is red in color and not green. It is suppose to be good for 5 years or 150000 miles.
coolant sensor replacement need it
Alternator is not charging. Have it tested and/or replaced.
yes? and why?
Yes it does.
possibly the water pump
If coolant level is correct - could be a defective sensor