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  1. Gen 7 Do It Yourself Maintenance
    2008 Malibu. About to replace rear brake pads and rotors. What’s the correct and/or center point to use a hydraulic Jack and lift ? And then I’m guessing the Jack stands sit near the rear tires. Any tips? illustrations? 2 chocks per front tire? Things to be careful with? THX !
  2. Gen 5 & 6 Do It Yourself Maintenance
    I was driving with a cruise control on when I was sitting inside the lake with all scraping dragging from underneath the front driver axle area I immediately pulled over and look under the car there was nothing underneath it that was hanging or dragging. I just had recently replaced the brakes...
  3. Gen 7 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    Hello all! It is my first time posting in this forum, out of nessesity, but have noticed you all are very helpful. I currently am driving a 2011 Malibu 1LT with approx. 154000 kms. I have been noticing a few issues with my vehicle while driving (will attach photos/videos below) that I just...
  4. Gen 8 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    Creaking sound emanates from the front passenger side when braking. Doesn't become apparent until 40 or so MPH as it corresponds to the velocity of the wheel. Approaching a stop, the creaking sound gets louder and "slower." Took the wheel off and there is decent pad left. Noticed there's a very...
  5. Gen 8 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    Just purchased 2016 malibu limited with 70k miles on it, there is a strange noise clicking when I put the brakes on, i brought it back to dealer to check it out and they said they could not find anything wrong and sprayed the breaks and now the noise is gone, i will be picking it up tomorrow but...
  6. Gen 7 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    Hello. I don’t usually ask my own questions, but this one has me stumped. For probably three years, my wife’s 2011 Malibu LTZ Flex Fuel has made a god awful squeaking after it has been driven for a little while. It seems to be in a round-type issue as it will squeak and then pause, squeak and...
  7. Gen 7 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    So I've got a 2008 Malibu LT2 118k, 2.4 ecotec.. I've had her about three years with little to no issues... About three and a half weeks ago I started experiencing sticking brake issues... I pulled off the left wheel cracked the bleeder and nothing come out, so we replaced the left front brake...
  8. Gen 7 General Discussion
    Hello and thanks in advance for your time. I am trying to replace the rear brakes (hoses, calipers, pads and rotors, and passenger side hub/bearing assembly) on a 2010 Malibu. I am having some trouble figuring out how the pads fit into the calipers, as there seems to be a little nub on the...
  9. Gen 5 & 6 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    I recently changed my drivers front caliper because the boot was torn and the brake pedal was extremely stiff, and occasionally the brakes would lock up and the car wouldn’t move. After changing the caliper and attempting to bleed the brakes the brake pedal goes to the floor and doesn’t build...
  10. Gen 9 Do It Yourself Maintenance
    Hey everyone, I tried to do a brake job on my 2016 Premier this week (recently purchased hence the new user ID). Front was straightforward, just like any typical car. When I did the back, I really screwed up. I have never done a brake job on a car with an electronic parking brake before so I...
  11. Gen 7 Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting
    Ive been having some issues with my malibu, 2011 LS model, Including very loud noises when driving over any bumps and an intermittent grinding noise, all from the front driverside wheel. My local mechanic said that its a bad control arm, but I couldnt find anything about the grinding noise being...
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