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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 car burns coolant in a 2002 Malibu
Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump, etc. or internally due to a leaking head gasket and sometimes a leaking intake manifold gasket depending on the engine design. External leaks are typically found by simple pressure...
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Charging system
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Charging system
It sounds like you have an electrical system drain of some kind. When this happens, the ABS light and electric power steering will begin to fail as a result of the low system voltage. I would suggest having the alternator...
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Car not starting 2005 malibu
You possibly have a faulty starter. You can confirm that by probing for 12 volts at the starter solenoid with the key held in the start position. If you measure 12 volts there, with the key in the start position,...
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Catalytic converter
I would first check with another exhaust shop to get a second opinion. Sometimes the metal used or the flex pipe location will not allow a new pipe to be welded in.
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Hi my chevy malibu while stopped will not shift gears. I shut it down and then it will shift gears for a short time only.
Many newer automatic transmissions have temperature-sensors in them that, on a stone-cold start, restrict normal shift to only the lower (or non-overdrive gears) until the engine coolant and transmission fluid reach a certain level which in many engines, is around...
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No power at all after resetting the oil life on dash...
Unfortunately, complaints about electrical problems, stalling, and no starts are relatively common on the 2012 Malibu as seen in the complaint history in the NHTSA database. Many of the complaints are hard to resolve as they involve intermittent failures. However,...
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Flex pipe
As I said before it can be replaced without replacing the entire converter assembly. If you google search the exhaust on your car you will see the flex pipe can be purchased separately. All you need to do is get...
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I drove threw a big puddle last night while it was storming and my car wont start
Hi Lisa. Thanks for contacting us today. There are two possibilities here. First, it is possible that some water may have entered the engine and caused a hydraulic lock (which essentially makes the engine useless and will require complete rebuilding)....
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Flex pipe leak
The flex pipe broke due to the motor mounts are bad and mounts should be repaired first and then an exhaust shop should be able to just replace the flex pipe for you.
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Throttle body re-learn
As you may know, after cleaning or replacing the throttle body your car needs to go through a "re-learning" process to bring the idle back down. Try doing the following which should bring the idle back down to a normal...
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My car over heated and wont turn on
Hi Christal. Thanks for contacting us today. If your car is losing coolant, then that is likely the source of your overheating problem. The leak could be coming from the thermostat housing, water pump, a damaged coolant hose or faulty...
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Guys to replace a timing cover gasket for a chevy malibu 2012 ls 2.4 do I meed to jsck up the engine?
The position of the engine is not changed. However, to remove the cover and the old gasket, you have to remove the right engine mount. The engine must be supported either with a bar support at top or from below...
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Car has loss of power when accelerating.
Loss of power on acceleration can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by a faulty EGR system, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or...
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Car won't shift to higher gear when going uphill
The loss of power can be from a clogged fuel filter or air filter or problems with computer sensors. You may also have transmissions issues also. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check the filters and...
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Code P0171 Chevy Malibu 2014
A number of things may cause code P0171 and P0174 to be triggered. As the codes indicate, this means there is a lean fuel condition which may be caused by a lack of fuel supply or in some cases, a...
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My engine power reduced light went on and I was wondering what to do or who i would be able to take it to?
Hi Noe. Thanks for contacting us today. A Reduced Power light usually indicates a fairly serious problem with the throttle system. When this light illuminates the vehicle will often go into a “safe mode”, which will severely limit the speed...
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Someone decided to put rocks and dirt in my gas tank I have a 2008 chevy malibu I haven't drove it or turned it
I would definitely not recommend to drive the vehicle in its current condition I would recommend having the gas tank replaced completely not just cleaned. It would be nearly impossible to get all of the rocks out of the tank...
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Ok my 2011 Chevy Malibu was just running fine I just got home realized I forgot to get something at the store hopped back in and
It is common for the shift linkage cable end to go bad and disconnect from the transmission shift lever linkage. Check the cable is connected to transmission and if not then replace shift cable. If cable is connected then it...
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1983 Chevy Malibu not getting fuel after fuel pump and filter replaced
You may want to check to be sure the fuel pressure regulator is working properly. The fuel pressure regulator is a device which controls the pressure of fuel supplied to the fuel injectors on an engine. This works by bleeding...

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