Question about 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
I have a 98 Chevy Malibu that kept overheating , so I replaced the thermostat and was going to replace the water pump but now it won't start. My water pump ain't completly out and regardless it shouldn't stop the car from starting . Any suggestions?
Replace thermostat did bleed coolant system check coolant level.because if not engine could have overheated and blowed headgaskets warp or cracked the heads check engine compression.sound like engine got too hot.
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Yes, you can change it yourself and yes that is a reasonable estimate on the labor.
That being said, let me explain. The timing chain is a very important part. It controls the timing of the intake and exhaust valves opening and closing at the right time in relation to the pistons moving up and down in the cylinders. If you make a very small mistake in changing the timing chain, you will cause major engine damage. On top of that, it is not very easy to get to in the first place.
I would recommend getting a second opinion from another dealership, but if you are asking this question then I would recommend having a professional do the work. It is likely to be less expensive in the long run.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
What size motor If it is a v6 most of them you are easy drian the radiator down take the pulley of the pump and you will remove the bolt and pump
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
take loose the motor mount bolt and jack the front of the engine up to clear the oil pump and remove the pan,.the bolt the runs thru the center of the mounts ,the easiest way ,hope this helps you, thanks robert b.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
If your car is equipped with a 3.1 or a 3.4 litre V6 and you have preformed all of the above listed work then I would have to say its the intake manifold gaskets. They commonly blow on these motors. Just a design flaw, nothing but replacing them when they leak can fix this. Also run a coolant pressure test on the system to check for minor things like a leak that you cant see from visual inspection. Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
The turn and hazard flashers are integrated into one flasher on these models. The flasher is located in the hazard warning switch and the hazard warning switch is located on the trim plate. Replace the flasher by unplugging the old one, removing it from the panel, and plugging in the new one.
Remove the bezel from the ignition switch
Carefully remove the instrument panel accessory trim plate.
To remove the trim plate, use a suitable prytool to carefully apply pressure at the retaining clip points . . .
. . . then gently pull the accessory trim plate away
Detach the electrical connector from the hazard warning switch.
Unplug the electrical connector from the hazard warning switch . . .
Unfasten the screw securing the hazard warning switch and remove the switch.
. . . then unfasten the screw securing the hazard warning switch and remove the switch from the vehicle
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
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