You will have to take it to a mechanic you trust to check it out or to the Chevy dealer. Dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly. Bottom line -- a car's transmission should be good for twice what ours lasted. Another way to give more service work to the Chevy dealerships inb my opinion. The claim is to follow your owners manual when to have the transmission checked based on a set milage mark… There is no didpstick. The affected steering shafts may have a yoke that inadequately supports the u-joint bearing resulting in a premature failure.
The mechanic stated that the transmission would slowly burn out over months with little or no fluid in it. My husband got home went to put the car in reverse and it would not move. Foreign makes can not be any less problematic. The government wants us to buy American made, yeah right! Chevrolet has some serious car issues at the consumers expense. The recall began on August 18, 2014.
When parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter to come in to have the applicable bulletin applied. The easiest way to make sure it is correct is to take it to a Quick lube and have the transmission serviced. In January 2006, I returned to this dealer because the traction control light came on, the car would inexplicable jump from 5 miles an hour to 40 miles an hour and the engine would rev when I pushed down the accelerator but the car would not speed up. I pulled over and found that the cover under the car had not been bolted back to the bumper and a corner had caught the road and cracked. I have a 1998 Malibu, and was told that Chevy decided when they re-introduced back the Malibu in 1997, they would leave out the transmission dip stick. I could not do worse to buy a used piece of junk, it will cost less than fixing my nice looking 2005 malibu! We believe that some reimbursement would have been appropriate.
I picked up the car; once again I drove 5 miles and heard a banging and dragging noise from the front right side of the car. Bulletin 14116 covers model year 2004-2006 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx, 2005-2006 Pontiac G6 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from March 1, 2008, through June 27, 2008. And on top of that there is no way to even check the levels of transmission fluids in the vehicle. Buying a used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. Then the fuel gauge went out due to the electrical problems.
Check also our 2005 Chevrolet Malibu manual transmission catalog. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet , 1-800-762-2737 Pontiac , 1-800-553-6000 Saturn. Chevrolet Malibu builders screwed us consumers. Bulletin 14117 covers model year 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura built from February 1, 2008, through February 28, 2008. We carry a wide-ranging catalog of used Chevrolet transmissions for all applications including gas and diesel engines.
He also told me that there was no way this could be from a problem with the car and I had to pay for the new transmission; which I later learned was entirely untrue. She told me that when I turn the car in I will be responsible to pay for any damages caused by the faulty repairs and mechanical failures. We sell only high quality used Chevrolet Malibu automatic transmissions, with 1-3 years warranty and free shipping. Within a week took it to a transmission shop and was advised not to drive it to keep problem and cost or repair from getting worse. The total number vehicles being recalled is now 1,131,113.
Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668. I was told the 2000 plus models do not have the dipstick as well. It needs to be replaced again but the chev. The recall began on July 17, 2014. Mechanic said that transmission needed to be rebuilt and said that he has seen transmissions fail on the Malibu twixt 60,000 and 100,000 miles.
This is assuming your Malibu has automatic transmission. On my way from Colorado to Florida my Transmission blew up. You have to have car jacked up and then make sure its leveled. Why couldn't they just add the darn dipstick like everyone else. Obviously, the initial problem with the transmission had nothing to do with low fluid levels because of the length of time I had been driving the car. He and other mechanics I have talked to, told me that without fluid the transmission would not shift, and with low fluid it would not be months before the transmission burnt out, it would be days or hours. My next vehicle is Toyota Camry.
He also told me there were no records of this from the original dealer. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders. Our discount used 2005 Chevrolet Malibu transmissions come directly from a dependable network of modern junk yards. . If your Malibu has a manual transmission stick shift , then there is no dipstick for transmission fluid -- manual trannies get lubrication from the engine oil.