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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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My battery is low but I didn't get a jump yet
If you installed a new alternator and battery and the battery has subsequently died, there could be something wrong with the charging system. The best thing to do is fully charge the battery, start the car and then measure the...
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How many hours does it take to replace the head gasket?
If a car engine has overheated, the time and cost involved in replacing a head gasket depends on whether the existing head and block are serviceable. A complication is if the overheating was severe, the head and block might have...
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i have a 2007 chevy malibu maxx it has stated to loose coolant i keep antifreeze available today i checked the antifreeze and i
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle has can be leaking coolant from many places, which makes something like this tricky. If the problem continues to grow and get worse, more damages can occur costing you even more time...
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I have a 2005 chevy malibu automatic transmission, 4cylinder,
Hi There, Code P0171 relates to the oxygen sensor reading an incorrect amount of oxygen in the exhaust gases. This combined with the poor fuel mileage and loss of power or wanting to die suggests that this may be caused...
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only had code P0171 then I went back and this time I also got a code P0068 throttle body along with the P0171
Hi there. Those codes may or may not be related. Proper diagnostic processes will determine the root cause of the failures. When the ECM detects a fault it stores codes. It does not know why or what caused the fault,...
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A/C smells musty/moldy.
Hi There, This may be related to a dirty cabin filter. Your vehicle has an air filter that filters the outside air as it is circulated into the vehicle when using the heater or air conditioning system. As the outside...
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2011 Malibu starts and dies right away.
Hi there. It sounds like you have a fuel pump failing. What may be happening is the fuel pump runs for a few minutes, heats up, then shuts down. I've experienced this same condition in my history. I suggest having...
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2001 Chevy Malibu lights turn on but won't start
It sounds like what you are describing may be related to a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is...
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I have a Chevy Malibu 2013 with 75757iles on it jeering forward while idling and pushing on gas but not after I accelerate and eng
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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My car is a 2006 malabu. It suddenly overheated on my husband and i one sunday while taking our grandkids home. He has changed the
Hi there. Are the cooling fans (radiator fans) working properly? If they aren't, then this could be the root cause of what has occurred. The continued loss of coolant with an obvious outside leak leads me to believe that there...
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Burning plastic-like smell when braked for more than 10-20 seconds
If the odor is coming from your car (as opposed to perhaps surrounding cars which can happen) and you are only detecting the odor on application of the brakes, a possibility is the brake caliper is failing to retract and...
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My car shakes very bad whenever I'm accelerating or driving uphill...Could it be a motor mount or transmission issue?
Motor and transaxle mounts, or an engine operating condition such as misfiring, are likely causes. A fault in the transmission is a less likely cause of the shaking that you are describing. Motor mounts fail due to separation or tearing...
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The car is cranking but wont turn over
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Catalytic converter issue?
Hi There, There are a number of things that can cause the engine to slow down or otherwise struggle to run as you have described, however what you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The...
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Which caliper do I replace when my car pulls to the left? 2005 Chevrolet Malibu
Hello - if your vehicle pulls to the either side while driving, it is not likely a brake problem (although possibly a dragging left side caliper in your case). More than likely, low tire pressure of the left, front tire,...
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Engine won't turn over.
Check all of the wiring to the starter circuits. Chevrolet vehicles are known to burn the wiring when the starter motors tend to get cold or hot very quickly. Look for any loose wiring and for any broken wiring to...
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My dad decided to push and clean my electric throttle body now my car is accelerating into second gear without me touching the gas
Remove the intake hosing to the throttle body and start the engine with the parking brake on and the transmission in park. Have someone throttle the engine as a snap throttle (to the floor and back very quickly but not...
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Transmission problem?
Hi There, Unfortunately, there are many things that can cause the vehicle to go into what is called a "safe mode" which is what sounds like your car is doing. You may have a transmission speed sensor that is wet...
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When I release the brake pedal, there is a clunk sound.
What you may be hearing is the brake pads shifting inside the brake pad caliper bracket. You should have the brakes inspected to make sure the brake pads anti rattle clips are in place and the pads are in good...
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Charging system warning light.
Hi There, This indicates you may have a faulty alternator that is not properly maintaining the charge in your battery. 11.7 and 11.3 are pretty low and definitely suggest that either battery is bad or the alternator is not charging...

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