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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu
While many people thought that Toyota and Honda had taken over the mid-size family sedan market with models like the Camry and the Accord, Chevrolet surprised the whole market with the Malibu. Available...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu ECO hybrid is an interesting car in the world of mid-size family sedans. Unlike other popular hybrids, it doesn’t have a full-sized electric motor that takes over when...
2012 Toyota Camry vs. 2012 Chevrolet Malibu: Which One Should I Buy?
Mid-size sedans are the perfect family vehicle; offering just enough space for you and a few kids, but not so much that a small family will feel lost in them. This class of vehicles is slightly larger than...
2012 Chrysler 200 vs. 2012 Chevrolet Malibu: Which One Should I Buy?
When you are looking for a small-range sedan, you need to get somewhere quickly and inexpensively, and may even need to take a few kids with you. Slightly larger than a commuter car, these mid-size options offer decent...
2012 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2012 Ford Fusion: Which One Should I Buy?
When you want a midsize sedan, you’re looking for something that will offer you the best fuel economy for the size as well as additional safety features that will keep your family safe while you’re driving across town...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Safety is #1
Maybe you’re a parent buying the first car for your teenager, or perhaps you’re a new parent and the safety of your little one is of the utmost importance. Or perhaps you're...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need a Lot of Trunk Space
Many people focus more on interior room than cargo carrying capacity. That’s natural if you have a large family or regularly carpool, but what about drivers who need to carry a...

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Running at 50mph and higher speed my car front wheels starts to go crazy and braking by itself
You will need to have all the vehicle systems scanned for failure codes and then have the brakes scanned and ABS checked to see if it is malfunctioning? The problem may be in the transmission and not in the brakes...
Both Of My Car Fans Keeps Running While My Car Is Off
If the fix consisted of disabling the automatic control of the cooling fans, it will actually be easier to just fix the original problem and restore the car to normal (intended) operation so that you don't have to use the...
Can this issue be a cause from water damage or car flooding due to hurricane?
Not all of the causes of reduced power are related to water infiltration. So, to answer your question, it will depend on exactly what the cause of reduced power is in your case. If electrical connections, or perhaps the PCM,...
Replaced throttle body in 2010 chevy malibu and now it will not relearn.
On this particular re-learn, the scan tool is helpful because it can re-set learned airflow values to zero. However, as you can see from the Factory Service Manual instructions, merely driving the car after an unsuccessful "re-learn" will cause the...
Car stalled and couldn't go over 25 mph, also the steering wheel locked and couldn't move the car until I shut it off and start it
P0013 sets if there is an open or short in the circuit to (and from) the exhaust camshaft oil control valve. That valve is an actuator or solenoid controlled electro-mechanical device. The underlying fault that caused the code to set...
I put a torque sensor and electric motor foe the power steering on much 2012 Malibu and still no power steering
Hi Richard. Thanks for the question. Typically the repair for fixing a power steering system that is faulty is first discovering what symptoms may have been present, any OBD-II error codes found and identifying what is actually causing the failure....
My elctronic power steering stops working when im driving
If a rusted fuse were causing an intermittent connection, of course that might explain the periodic steering interruption. Simply replacing the fuse though won't be sufficient. The contacts in the fuse holder will have to be carefully cleaned of all...
Why are the rpms going crazy
My best recommendation would be to have a check engine light is on inspection performed by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of this issue. It is very likely that the check engine light being illuminated has something...
have to pump to start and now recent keeps cranking aftre i let off the key to try to start
The starter motor should stop once you release the ignition key. If the starter motor doesn't stop, that means there is an electrical malfunction somewhere in the starting electrical circuit but that fault can be pinpointed and fixed. If the...
2013 malibu battery keeps dying. replaced the battery and kept dying so replaced the alternator and still having the same problem.
It is possible that the vehicle could be having a parasitic draw. This is when the electrical system gets drained while the engine is not running. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine where...
If my car is overheating and smoke is coming from the hood, should I replace the hose or is it something more serious?
There can be many different causes for overheating and getting low on coolant and recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and diagnose the problem. It may be a leak or electrical issue with fan or...
When I pour water or coolant into my 2001 chevy Malibu it comes straight out of my overflow like a facet
It sounds like you have a hose that came off or something not closed. If the overflow is cracked then it will need to be replaced. If you need assistance then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to...
05 Malibu 2.2l cranks wont start
Pumps are tested while installed in the fuel tank to ensure adequate lubrication and cooling from the fuel. If the pump is not working on the vehicle it is unlikely to work once removed from the vehicle. To test the...
Received code p0826 on my 2005 Chevy Malibu.
The code is for the cooling system sensor or thermostat and will cause the check engine light to come on. If the light is on then you will fail the emission test.
2008 chevy malibu code p0641
There are two 5 volt reference circuits for vehicle sensors (denoted circuit 1 and 2) each of which are monitored by the vehicle computer. When the code P0614 sets that means that the voltage on Circuit No. 1 is out...
How much will it cost to fix low engine power issues
Many different types of faulty vehicle components and/or sensors can cause reduced power. Inasmuch as the cost to repair will depend on exactly what must be repaired, a diagnostic to pinpoint the faulty parts must be performed first. That diagnostic...
2006 malibu info center showing “Power Steering” but the steering works how do I fix it or get it to clear
There is at least one GM power steering related recall affecting your model and year. If you are not up-to-date on recalls, or are not sure if your car has been checked and/or serviced, you can supply your VIN number...
My car is saying engine reduce power will the ignition circuit have nothing to do with that are the alternator because I changed t
The alternator is easy to test and testing will rule that component in or out as the cause of any problem. If the battery is recharging, the alternator is probably OK though. Reduced engine power is not unusual and mechanics...
Is the OLM in a 2011 Chevy Malibu LT calibrated for a specific type of oil, such as a synthetic blend or full synthetic oil?
The algorithm in GM's oil life monitor system does not "know" anything about the quality, type, brand, rating, certifications or viscosity of the oil you are using. Rather the remaining "life" of the oil in your vehicle is inferred based...
How many quartz of engine oil should be put in during a oil change?
If you have the 2.0L engine, and are changing both the filter and the oil, add 6.3 quarts of oil. All other engines on this model, that is the 2.4L and the 2.5L, require 5.0 quarts if you are changing...

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