Chevy Malibu

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.

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Fuel Pumps
Chevy Malibu

How much does a fuel pump cost for Chevy Malibu?

I had to check prices on my 2001 Chevy Malibu in January 2011 and the prices were between 340.00 and 380.00 depending on where I bought the parts from. You have to buy the entire assembly and I priced at Auto Zone, Napa, Chevolet dealership, Advanced Auto Parts, and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Prices have probably gone up since then and will vary depending on where you live.

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Ford Thunderbird
Chevy Malibu

Can loose rocker cause bent push rod?

Sure can, Quick

A bent push rod will cause a loose rocker

A loose rocker has no way to bend a push rod, there is no pressure.

Chevy Malibu
Check Engine Light
Toyota RAV4

What are the top reasons a check engine light will come on in a 1998 Chevy Malibu?

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, make sure you click it over more than 4 times. Give the car some time to realize it's ok and the engine light should come off.

Usually it is the mass air flow sensor or the O2 sensor. Also, the theft system is known to turn the engine light on.

Why guess when you can go to Auto Zone or other parts stores and have the codes read for free.

Mine Came on after about 100,000 miles and it was just dirty spark plugs. Changes the plugs and the wires and it never came on again. Car was stuttering when going up hills and it fixed that too.

A loose, cracked, or defective gas cap may also be the culprit.

Mine was a small 4.5 inch vacuum hose that was cracked, located right in front on the top of the 2.4L engine. It is an easy & cheap thing to check before replacing sensors.

transmission fluid level is low

- I had a temperature sensor malfunctioning and sending a poor mixture of fuel to the engine. When I was accelerating a lot the engine would hesitate and jump. Repair was $200 and works fine now.

I had the same problem with my 2002 Malibu and had to have the catalytic converter replaced in it. You would have to visit the dealer to make sure, because advance or other similar stores cannot tell you what is wrong with it. A sure sign that it needs replaced is if the check engine light stays on and your losing power.

I had a 0403 error on my 98 Malibu and one place said it was the cat converter and both O2 sensors and wanted $550 took it to another place and they said it was just the cat converter and replaced it in 25 min for $220. That fixed the problem and I passed inspection ok.

Just to correct the one above me, I'm assuming that was a P0430, as p0403 would be an EGR code. And most places will not warranty a cat if you don't replace the O2 sensors with it. And not all cat failures involve low power, that only happens if they clog. To answer the original question, there are hundreds of reasons why the CEL can come on. And the theft system will not set a check engine light, though it can store a P1626 in the PCM for excessive cranking. That code doesn't request the check engine light though.

Brakes and Tires
Chevy Malibu

What tire sizes used Chevy Malibu 2001?

"Listed on the driver's door post." it usually is listed on door post but on mine is not but i believe it takes P215/60R15

Chevy Malibu
Pontiac Sunbird
Chevy Camaro RS

How do you replace the thermostat housing gasket on a 87 Pontiac Sunbird 2.0L OHC?

Drain about 1 gallon of coolant from radiator Follow the upper radiator hose to engine compartment - should end at thermostat housing Remove 2 mounting bolts Remove housing Clean both surfaces Replace gasket Re-Install housing Re-fill coolant slowly to prevent "airlock" Start engine Watch for leaks Run engine to normal operating temperature with heater on Check coolant level

Car Smells
Catalytic Converters
Chevy Malibu

Why might your 2004 Chevy Malibu smell like exhaust inside the car?

the inside of your car will smell like exhaust if you have C.F (cabin filter) in you car and it has not been changed recently This may sound dumb, but some people may miss it. If you have a car in front of you that smells bad, or are in a smelly environment, and you don't have the recycle air button on, "fresh air" will enter the car.

Car Fuses and Wiring
Dashboard Lights and Gauges
Chevy Malibu

Why are my dash lights not working on a 2006 Chevy Malibu?

check your fuses, your owners manual will tell you the location of the fuse.

Chevy Malibu
Chevy Avalanche
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The Difference Between

Is 1405600 good horsepower?

no such animal. i think you mean 146.56 hp if so it depends in what ride. for instance 146 is good in say Toyota car because of weight and size but very bad if in 1ton dually truck for same reasons.

Chevy Cobalt
Chevy Malibu

Does chevrolet's 2.4 liter econtec 4 cylinder engine have a timing belt or a timing chain?

It has a timing chain. The chain is inside the motor, and runs across both cams and down to the crank shaft, which is located on the left hand side of the engine block.

Consumer Electronics
Car Stereos and Speakers
Chevy Malibu
MP3 Players Audio and Sound Systems

How do you find the remote wire in the back of your CD player?

Usually the remote wire is the blue wire. Although not all CD players have a remote wire. The easy way to find out if you're player has a remote wire is to go onto the manufacturer's website and check the spec's.

Chevy Malibu
Vehicle Cigarette Lighters

Where is the cigarette lighter fuse on a 1998 Chevy Malibu?

the lighter fuse is in underhood fuse and relay box, it is # 34. and it is a mini fuse.

Chevy Malibu
Fuel Economy and Mileage
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

What is the estimated gas mileage of a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 dr sedan?

You can look up this information under the "Specifications" tab for any car at .

I have gotten almost 34 mpg on the highway driving alone doing no more than 60 mph. I may do better at 55 mph.

-Addition - I drove from Maple Falls WA to Bridgeport WA (225mi) alone with a topped off tank and could only fit 5.5 gal in my tank when i got there. It took me about 4.5 hrs and when i did the math it came out to an exact 40 mpg. (does speed conv. quickly)... i guess i only averaged about 50mph, which makes sense for going over a mountain pass on 35-60mph roads.

^i have a cold air intake

Chevy Malibu

Rocker arm bolt torque for 1999 Chevy 3.1 liter?

14 ft/lbs + 30 degrees

Starters and Ignition Systems
Chevy Malibu
VW Cabriolet

How do you repair the ignition switch on a 2001 Chevy Malibu?

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 (you have to step on the break first) and then start it. This won't work if you have tried to start it and the THEFT light is flashing, see the above answer.

the quick fix is to just wait ten minutes for the theft deterant to cut off, the problem isn't realy the ignition but the system itself and its more like 600 hundred to fix at the dealership


Take all the other keys off your keyring, the weight of the other keys maybe causing the ignition key to be unreadable.also it depends on what is wrong with the system. if it the anti-theft system it may be very pricy, but if it is the ignition lock cylinder than it will cost you about $100 for the new lock cylinder and several hours of labor if you are very good at working with cars.

Oil and Oil Filters
Chevy Malibu
Buick Century
Cadillac CTS

Where is the oil filter located on a 2004 Chevy Malibu 2.2L?

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.

Answer if you look on this page it shows the 2.2 ecotec oil filter its top mounted, its black it has a cover so you have to remove that before removing the oil filter

The filter is a cartrige type. it is actually under/ beside the intake on the front of the motor on the drivers side mounted to the block. has a black cap that its best to use the special socket made for the ecotec engine oil filter cap. it is shorter giving you the proper clearance to remove the filter cap without jamming the socket against the intake.

Chevy Malibu

Where is the Voltage Regulator at on a 1998 Chevy Malibu?

they are built in to alternater!

Chevy Malibu

How do you replace a blower resistor on a 1998 Chevy Malibu?

This has been discussed many times here before, and I thought I would bring all of the information together in a "how-to." I have personally replaced this part with one purchased for $20-25 (Local Autostore, I.E. CarQuest, Autozone, Discount Auto) . The repair will take about 30 mins. to one hour to complete.

Problem: HVAC Blower motor only works on fan settings 3, 4 & 5.

Reason: Blower Motor Resistor is bad, and needs to be replaced.

Affected Model Years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Permanent Fix:

You will need: 1/4" Socket set -or- a 3/8" set with a universal joint . 1/4 " prefered & universal with 5.5 or 6mm socket will work

1. Remove the plastic cover from the underside of the passenger dash under the Glove compartment, held in by four bolts. Note how the two air ducts on the left and top are connected, and how the other plastic cover piece is connected to the piece you are removing. This is helpful when you go to reinstall it.

1a. I found it helpful to remove the glove box. 7 easy screws and I had access to everything behind it and could see what I was doing.

2. Slide the Control Module to the right and pull it down carefully. Push it to the right being careful not to damage the wires.

2a. Control module on some cars is on the right and fit in a slot on the top of the module. This can remain where it is.

3. Remove the blower motor power cable located on the forward side of the blower near the firewall. Not necessary on some models.

4. Remove the jumper cable link to the blower motor resistor located on the resistor near the forward side of the blower.

5. Remove the blower motor held in place with three 7mm bolts. You may not need to do this, but it helps give you some room to work. It will also let see the blower motor resistor before proceeding. Not necessary on some models. Resistor is just ahead of the blower motor and removing the motor doesn't give you any more room.

6. Remove the two 5.5 mm bolts that hold the green (or blue) blower motor resistor (This will be the item you disconnect the cable from in step 4).

7. Install the new resistor using the two retained bolts. The improved part will be longer than the original, and will be black in color. Don't forget the soft gasket on the resistor.

8. Re-install the blower motor using the three retained bolts, if you removed it originally.

9. Re-connect the blower motor power, and the resistor jumper.

10. Test the blower fan settings prior to putting the dash back together.

11. Align and push the Control Module up into the slot and slide it back to the left.

11a. You will need to tie a piece of string around the hose like duct to guide it into the plastic cover on replacing, IF you have not removed the glove box.

12. Re-install the plastic cover using four retained bolts. This is where it helped to pay attention to the ducts and the other cover when removing.

*Note: on the 2.4L '98 Malibu, in step #1, there are only 3 bolts & 1 duct. Steps 2 & 5 are not necessary. I recommend buying the new resistor first, or looking at a new one so you know what you're looking for.

Transmissions and Drivetrains
Transmission Fluid
Chevy Malibu
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Where is the transmission dipstick located on a 1998 Chevy Malibu if there is not one how do you check the fluid level?

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 remove it. Observe the fluid as it drips into the pan, indicating correct fluid level. The fluid level should be at the bottom of the check hole. Double check to make sure the car is level. If no fluid drips from the check hole, some fluid should be added via the red cap. But add only a little at a time until the fluid is at the bottom of the check hole.

Chevy Malibu
Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Oldsmobile Alero

Exactly where is heater blower resistor on a 1999 Alero?

Chevy Malibu
Oldsmobile Intrigue

Where is the wheel speed sensor located?

Wheel speed or ABS sensor's are located on the suspension Knuckle Front and Rear.

Chevy Impala
Chevy Malibu
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you deactivate the anti-theft system in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala?

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 it has a procedure in it for deactivating that system. In a ford I just had to leave the key in it for 10 minutes in the correct ignition position, and then it started right up.
Check Engine Light
Chevy Malibu

Will a bad catalytic converter cause service engine soon light to come on?

Yes it can.

Timing and Firing Orders
Chevy Malibu
Lincoln LS
Saturn L-Series

What is the firing order for a 1996 Saturn LS?

For your 1996 SATURN SL: FIRING ORDER FIRING ORDER 1-3-4-2 Front of Engine (Belt end) --- | 1 | | 2 | | 3 | | 4 |

Car Sounds
Car Starting Problems
Chevy Malibu

Why would a car make a ticking noise when the accelerator is pushed?

Hey Teisha===If it sounds like the noise is in the engine it can be a loose spark plug or an ex manifold gasket leaking. It really has to be heard to be diagnoised. GoodluckJoe


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