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Trouble codes Chevrolet Malibu

Diagnose and fix multiple trouble codes Chevrolet Malibu If you have trouble codes on a 2016-18 Chevrolet Malibu, this may be the fix for you. GM has done it again; routed a main wiring harness next to a sharp component (will they ever learn?). Shops are reporting multiple trouble codes: P0089, P0101, P0121, P0236, P0237, P0336, P0557, P057C, P0575, P057E, P0641, P0651, P0700, P1101, P15F6, P15FD, P16E4, P2227, P2230, P2544, P3051, U0014, U0073, U0101, U0121, U0140, U1814, U18A7 due to this wiring harness chaffing against the battery tray. The wire … Read More

Gas gauge is erratic – GM

Gas gauge is erratic – GM GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 06-08-49-008A to deal with an Erratic fuel gauge on the following vehicles: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx 2006 Pontiac G6 with 3.5L Engine Built Prior to January 12, 2006 If you find that the fuel gauge fuel gauge operation is erratic (does not go to Full or moves off Full too quickly), the cause may be the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) calibration. However, before updating the PCM, you must first update the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve. Refer … Read More

Why does my Malibu Stall

Fix a stalling Malibu If you’ve got a 2004-’05 Chevrolet Malibu with the 2.2L engine and notice severe hesitation and your Malibu Stalls and RPM Drops, this may be the fix. The problem can occur if you’re doing parking lot maneuvers or during a deceleration. The cause is a voltage spike from the radiator fan that scrambles the electronic ignition controls. Don’t waste your time replacing the crankshaft sensor—it won’t help. Instead, install a diode protected jumper harness (P/N 15242641). Splice it in into the cooling fan circuit using the … Read More

Water pump leaks on GM

Leaking water pump on GM Water pumps are built with a hole directly below the seal assembly. The purpose of the hole is too allow the seal to breathe as it expands and contracts from heat. During those periods of expansion and contraction, a small amount of coolant may seep past the seal and drip out the hole. To most of us, coolant coming out of the “weep” hole is the sign of a pump about to give up the ghost. In this case however, it’s considered normal. Changing the … Read More


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