Re: 05 Malibu Maxx Shifter Problem
may have a wire issue, not completely broken, but enough at times, to create a problem, if its intermittent, probably has a wire rubbing or rubbed through, and once in a while it will work ok. easy fix if you can access it. just need to open up the center console, around the shifter bezel, then you can get in there ok. the wire harness im talking about is small, very small wires, only like 2 i believe. you will find that they have rubbed through on the transmission shifter frame, all you have to do is repair the wires. just cut them and resolder them or use some butt connectors. if you can fix it, then you will save yourself a trip to the dealer, and probably 100-150 dollars. because i can tell you they will get an hour diagnosis, then price for wire repairs. and they will probably get an hour for it. even though it takes 10 minutes to fix.
just take a peek at it, if you cant find anything obvious, then take it to the dealer.
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