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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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Can yall replace/repair a transmission? Please advise. Thank you! 2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Hi - your symptoms suggest a transmission that needs serious repair or a rebuild. Unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic can offer at this time. I recommend you have a transmission repair shop perform an in-depth internal inspection of...
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Ac off due to high engine temp 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
Hello - there are actually 2 temperature sensors on your engine - the first reports temperature to engine management, which varies fuel mixture based on this and other variables. The 2nd temperature sensor feeds the temperature gauge in the instrument...
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When braking the entire front end rattles really badly, is this a brake problem or something else?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Considering the issue only happens when braking and there are no other signs of a suspension or steering component failure, you will want to check the brakes and the tires. The front brakes should...
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Hey, I had a questions about an 05 Chevrolet Malibu LS v-6 air conditioner.
If an a/c hose was cut and left open to the atmosphere for a substantial period of time, dirt and water could have gotten into the system. In your circumstance the only way to estimate this is to have a...
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Right front tire shaky and breaks go in n out
Hi there. What you are describing is common with a damaged wheel bearing. One warning sign of a wearing out wheel bearing is a loud grinding or roaring sound that comes from the tire area of your car. This is...
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2008 chevy Malibu 3.6 v6 over heating after water pump replacement
Overheating will warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage so be sure to get this resolved right away. Indeed, it is best not to drive the car if you know the engine is operating outside the normal...
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Will a 2.4 ecotec motor in 2008 malibu fit or hook up in a 2005 malibu it has 2.2 ecotec motor
Hello there. In short, the engine blocks for these two engines is nearly identical, so you wouldn't have motor mount fitting issues most likely. However, you are very likely to have electronics, fuel system and driveline connectivity issues. This is...
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I hear a creaking/squeak kinda noise when turning my steering wheel
Hello, thank you for the video. If the noise occurs when the vehicle is sitting still like the video shows, then you are less worried about any suspension components, and you want to focus in on the tie rods, ball...
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My car makes a loud whinning noise from under the hood, it's hard to turn sometimes, I feel like it grinds a little by the breaks
This suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a leak elsewhere in one of the power steering lines. The power steering system operates on very high pressurized hydraulic pressure (in some cases as much as 300...
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Hi Peter, I've noticed that when my car shifts from first to second gear I hear a sound almost like metal grinding, it's not loud
The first thing I would recommend is to check the condition and level of your transmission fluid. It is very possible that dirty fluid or a low fluid level may cause this issue. If the fluid is low or dirty,...
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I hear a squeak/creaking wood type sound coming from the front right tire area when turning steering wheel
Hi there. I watched the video and was unable to determine for sure what is causing this noise. However, it resembles a damaged tie rod or wheel bearing. It is true that if the component wears out too much, it...
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1998 Malibu dies while driving, started back up and made a horrible noise, dies, and will no longer run
The noise could be either the valves are burned up or the camshaft could have broke causing the engine to make a horrible noise. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose...
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Immediately after engine turns over power steering and dashboard loses power but comes back on after the car warms up.
Check to see if there is any loose wiring under the dashboard and if there is any loose ground wires. A loose wire will cause a circuit or multiple circuits to stop working. The wiring could be associated with a...
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2006 malibu not starting, not turning over can hear relay clicking. First time removed battery cables retried car started then ag
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity...
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Engine runs but the car does not move.
Check the transmission fluid level and see if its low. If the fluid is full and red in color, then the transmission is slipping. You can try flushing the transmission fluid and changing the filter. If that does not have...
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All my warning indicator's are on and the car won't start 2008 Chevrolet Malibu
Hi there - the security system is intentionally invoked after a battery replacement. Turn the ignition key to the "On/Run" position, and leave it for 10-15 minutes in this position. The security light will go out, then you can start...
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Rattle sound when going over bumps 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
Hello - I would try to replicate the noise with a linebacker friend or two throwing their weight on one front fender at a time. Your parts replacements thus far are the logical ones, and the ready-mounts (assuming they had...
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Rattle sound coming from the front suspension over bumps?
Hi Cory. I watched the video, but it was very difficult to pinpoint a unique rattling sound that wouldn't possibly be caused by driving on the gravel. In some cases when you drive on rough roads, a rattling sound will...
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Rattle coming from front end over bumps
Hi There, Unfortunately, the video is a bit tough to hear the sound specifically, however this may potentially be caused by loose or worn wheel bearings. You can check this by jacking the vehicle up and moving the wheels on...
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Water leaking from inside car from roof 2008 Chevrolet Malibu
Hi there - most sunroofs leak because of clogged drain tubes - usually the front 2 of course. They clog up with grit from tree leaves and road grime. Take a length of monofilament fishing line (25 lb test works...

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