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  1. RalphP
    07-20-2013 06:30 PM - permalink
    Mrs. Znavor - It could be the A/C compressor, the water pump, the tensioner, the two idler pulleys, or the power steering pump. It will be almost impossible to troubleshoot without actually tracing the sound down at the car as it is running.

    I would suggest some time with a mechanic's stethoscope - or some time with a competent mechanic - to find the source of the growling sound.

    Disclaimer: If you DO go for a water pump, let me know - I bought one for mine about two months before the surge tank blew, and never put it on, so it's sitting at the house collecting dust.

  2. Mrs.Znavor
    07-20-2013 04:59 PM - permalink
    i just bought a 00 malibu, and i dont know if the water pump is going out or if its just a pulley whining. Its making a like growling noise but the lady said the a/c compressor doesn't work could that b the noise im hearing?
  3. chevy_malibu
    04-20-2012 04:29 PM - permalink
    any help for me? you helped me last time i had problems.
  4. mdufficy
    11-01-2011 05:55 PM - permalink
    Ohhhh then that makes sense. Alright then I'm just thinking about doing projectors and that was why.
  5. mdufficy
    10-30-2011 01:59 PM - permalink
    I see you have HID for the high beams, do you just have the plug and play or retro projectors??
  6. 96MN12
    08-22-2011 08:04 AM - permalink
    Wondered if anyone would know what MN12 was!! When I got the Malibu, I traded in my 96 TBird LX.Had over 200K miles. I sure do miss that 4.6 V8 & rear wheel drive. I wish I would have kept the old Bird & restored her. I still have a login on TCCOA but haven't been logged in for 2 years. One day soon hope to buy another Bird (my 96 was my 3rd Bird).

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    Northwest Louisiana
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    335K miles on original motor and tranny (only motor work 2 x LIM replacement), Monroe SensaTrac struts front and back (new at approx. 300K miles), and Alero discs in back. LS fogs added with custom wiring. HID high beams, HIR low and halogen fogs. Raybestos Pro Grade front rotors and Bendix D747 ceramic pads on front.

    Addendum: Rest in peace. Surge tank blew, motor overheated, I think she's lived a long and useful life.


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