A couple months ago I had the transmission cooling line replaced because of a leak. Over the last month I had noticed dark spots on the driveway but didn’t see any oil like the first time with the Cooling Line. In the beginning I thought it was one of my kids cars. So I started to park the Malibu in different areas in the driveway and noticed more dark spots but no oil puddles. Yesterday I looked under the Malibu and seen oil residue on the Transmission.. I told myself No F-------Way. So I took a rag and put it on a stick to touch an area that looked wet, sure enough it was Transmission Fluid. Called dealership today for appointment again. It has been one problem after another with this car. Has anybody else had any Transmission problems? PS. THE CAR ONLY HAS 14,000 + MILES ON IT.
Last edited by 08chevymalibultz; 08-19-2010 at 09:09 PM.
My Malibu needed a new transmission seal at only 30,000 miles. Unbelievable for such a young car. The transmission jerking at slow speeds (that many owners complain about) probably doesn't help either.
Sucks for the owners who will have their seals in need of replacement when the time comes, and they are out of warranty. I will get rid of this car right before the MajorGuard extended warranty runs out.
Everyone should go under their car and look at the transmission and see if its wet with the pink fluid. If its not bone-dry, then your transmission is leaking, and you can thank GM for not building a quality product.
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
3.6L DOHC V6
Black Granite Metallic - Brick & Ebony
Fairfax Plant, Kansas - Assembled 12/2007
Current miles 66k-67k
Took the Malibu to the Dealership on Wednesday for the Transmission leak. They Could not find the exact location of the transmission leak but can see that there is definitely a leak. They told me they put a Die in the Transmission and to bring back the Malibu on Monday so they can look for the leak. The Car will most likely be there for a few days. They told me that they may have to even pull the tranny to find the leak. The dealership has been very good to me but it really sucks to have so many problems with a newer car.
Last edited by 08chevymalibultz; 08-27-2010 at 09:13 PM.
Took the Malibu back to Dealership for the third time for the Transmission Leak. The very last time they still could not find the leak even with the suppose die that they put in the transmission. I had showed the Service Advisor a paper towel that I had touched the area that was wet. (It was Pink, don't know what color the Die is?) Told them I would gladly show them the leak. After some waiting they finally found the leak. They said it was coming from the housing area and had to order parts. Took the Malibu in on last Thursday and the parts won't be in until the 20th of this month. A long time to wait for parts! Good thing I own more than one Vehicle. They really didn't say exacly what part or parts are being ordered but I will ask more questions on the 20th when I bring it back for the forth time. Thank God they are going to fix my Transmission that only has 14,000 + miles on it.
Last edited by 08chevymalibultz; 09-14-2010 at 06:49 PM.
It sounds like the problem in this TSB http://cid-54465800aad91b49.office.l...-07-30-006.pdf, "Transmission Fluid Leak Due to Transmission Converter Housing Seal." If so, I hope they are equipped for the work. The dye fluoresces under the black light source and thus you obviously couldn't tell with the naked eye (is it possible that neither could they?).
Thanks for the information on the Transmission Housing Converter Seal. This sounds exactly what is going on with my car. I really like my car, just wish I didnít have so many problems with a newer car with low miles. Again thanks for the information.
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