My wife has a 06 Malibu LT with a 3.5 and 130k.
In the past I have handled all of the routine and preventive maintenance on all of our personal vehicles but this is one I don't know too much about, being front wheel drive and cramped.
When we are driving and the speedometer hits 60, the steering wheel will shake and you will hear a faint rattle. Also when braking and moderate force is applied to the pedal the steering wheel will shake and the rattle is very loud.
This first started happening after we got 2 new tires installed, and alignment done at Pepboys. I have come up with a few ideas of what I think is the problem: alignment, wheel balance, warped rotors, and CV axles.
Does anybody have any suggestions on what this might be? She is also having problems with here fuel sending unit causing her gas gauge not to work.
We are the second owner of this car and it is very frustrating to me that we are having such major problems. I just replaced CV axles in my truck myself but I really don't think I can do the work on the Malibu. It is just too cramped and I no longer have access to a lift.
Thank you for all of your help as it is much appreciated.