Question about 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

1 Answer

My 2005 malibu console panel is reading "low coolant" do you have any idea if its air conditioning coolant or ???

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

It is probably your engine coolant. Check your coolant level in the resevoir. If it is low it has to be going somewhere, meaning you have a leak. Take a quick look under the car and in the engine compartment to see if you see or smell any coolant. If not, open the pressure caps on the radiator and check under the cap, MAKE SURE THE ENGINE IS COOL AND SYSTEM HAS NO PRESSURE BEFORE OPENING THIS CAP. If it has a brown slime inside it is possible you have a leaking intake gasket. I have had a Chevy V-6 that had this problem and have heard of others that have had this same problem. I hope it is something simple like a loose hose clamp.

Good Luck.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2005 chrysler van air condition leaking in floor


It is not the Air Conditioning leaking... It is your Heater Core that is a hole, check your Coolant System to see if it is low and then you have your answer.

Apr 14, 2013 | 2005 Chrysler Pacifica

1 Answer

The controls of air condition for my 2005 chevy malibu dont work


If the AC fails to provide cold when it is turned on have the AC system checked for a low charge of refrigerant due to a leak in the system. If it islow it is likely the AC compressor front shaft seal is leaking.

Feb 21, 2012 | 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

I keep putting water in my 1998 malibu, both fans are working but for some reason the coolant light rremains on. Any idea why?


the light is a low level indicator for the coolant tank. If you are not low, it is likely a bad sensor. If the coolant is low then you likely have a leak.

Feb 20, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Sensors on my car is causing my car to run hot and just shut off can you explain wjy its doing that?


The sensors are NOT causing the overheating, they are simply reporting existing conditions to the engine computer (ECU)

Overheating can be caused by
  • excessively lean mixture. Check the air filter and fuel pressure.
  • out of spec timing or slipped cam belt.
  • low coolant level
  • blocked radiator
  • failed catalytic converter or oxogen sensor(s)
The ECU is probably throwing an error code. Have the code read and this will provide a starting point for a more accurate diagnosis.

Jan 06, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

How to take the steering wheel off a 1995 2.2 liter pontiac sunfire to change the heater core


Replacing the heater core in a Pontiac Sunfire is a very difficult and complex process. The heater core is kept within the car's heating/air conditioning module behind the instrument panel. So many other parts have to be drained and removed from the car to reach the heating/air conditioning unit that you may be better off leaving this to a professional mechanic--especially one licensed to work on air conditioning units.
Things You'll Need:

  • Wrench
  • Container
  • Air conditioning reclaimer
  • Hose clamp pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Heater core
  • R134a refrigerant
  • Recharge service hose
  1. Removing the Core
    • Make sure the car is cool, the front wheels are facing forward and the ignition switch is off. Drain the engine coolant by removing the drain plug at the radiator and letting the coolant pour into a clean container, then do the same at the engine block's drain plug. Recover the refrigerant by connecting an air conditioning reclaimer to the system high and low side fittings as its instructions state.
    • Disconnect the evaporator lines to the evaporator by removing its bolt and disconnect the heater hoses from the core by loosening the hose clamps with clamp pliers. Remove the drain tube from the evaporator case. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    • Remove all the trim covers and panels from the instrument panel; some of these are screwed on and some require a flat bladed tool. Remove all air distribution ducts from the panel, the air bags, the steering wheel, the radio, the tilt and washer levers and all electrical connectors, then unscrew and remove the instrument panel from the car. Unbolt the cross vehicle beam, remove its wiring harness and remove the beam.
    • Remove the air outlet in the floor. Disconnect the wiring harness for the heater/air conditioner and the electrical connectors at the blower's motor and resistor.
    • Remove the heater/air conditioning module by removing its attaching bolts and the assembly screw. Remove the heater cover case by removing its heat stakes and screws and remove the heater core.
    • Install the replacement core into the heater/air conditioner module, then re-connect the heater core cover case. Install the assembly in the vehicle, aligning the mounting bracket to the front of the dash slot and mounting bolt hole. Reconnect the electrical connectors and wiring harness and install the floor air outlet.
    • Reinstall the cross vehicle beam and every component of the instrument panel. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
    • Install the drain tube back on the evaporator case. Connect the hater hoses and the evaporator lines.
    • Recharge the air conditioner. Connect a can of R134a refrigerant to the air conditioner's low side service fitting with a recharge service hose and a high pressure gauge to the high side fitting. Open the service hose valve while the car runs with the A/C at the max and let the vapor flow until the gauge reads between 225 and 250 PSI.
    • Refill the cooling system at the radiator filler neck. Use fresh coolant if the old liquid is dirty in any way



Dec 11, 2010 | 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

Where do i fill my coolant?


If you have the v6 3.5 liter engine the coolant jug is located at the back firewall it is a little clear jug with a black lid that is the only way to fill coolant if it is low, due to the fact they dont have a radiator cap like the older cars had, if you are changing your coolant you will also have to bleed the air out of the lines something like brakes if you dont your engine will overheat and blow a headgasket.

Nov 10, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

2 Answers

My control panel reads "low coolant" is it radiator coolant or air conditioning coolant?


Radiator, fill up the overflow reservior to the appropriate level with a mix of 50% coolant/ 50% water.

Oct 01, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

1 Answer

2007 Chevy Cobalt with p0128 and "---" temp reading


The P0218 Code is primarily intended to indicate a faulty thermostat.
Have the thermostat replaced

Other possible causes that could trigger this code would be:
Low engine coolant level
faulty cooling fan
faulty coolant temperature sensor
faulty intake air temperature sensor


Sep 08, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

2 Answers

What fluid readings show up on panel on 2004 Chevy Classic. Red box w/ wavy lines and arrow pointing down


that is the low coolant warning, these sensors are noted for false readings, so if the coolant is ok then replace the low coolant sensor in the radiator side tank.

May 04, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Coolant leaking out


Are you sure it's coolant and not just water? If it's coolant, then you have a bad heater core. Are you sure it's coming from the weep drain, "drain on firewall." Are you sure there's not a leaky hose elsewhere?

Sep 14, 2008 | 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

284 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75117 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7772 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...