Question about 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

My '99 malibu is having a tranny problem... it slips from take-off, and when on the hghway, it feels like a slight bucking while it's tryng to shift. also, I just put a brand new starter in, but it still seems slow to start (not ''catching'' right away). I love the car, but it seems to be one problem after another lately. It only has 84k miles.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 3,640 Answers

I have a 2000 malibu, and when i had the same problem, i bought a can of maff sensor spray from the auto parts store. I took off maff sensor and sprayed it to clean it, and I also cleaned the intake air sensor in hose from air filter. make sure air filter is clean, because if it is dirty the maff sensor will pick up dirt particles. read and follow directions on can. if need be replace iat sensor for it is under 20.00 for malibu. I did this and it runs like a charm. good luck!! my car has 75,000 miles on it.

Posted on Jun 12, 2010

  • carl Jun 12, 2010

    if above does not work. replace tranny filter and fluid.

  • carl Jun 12, 2010

    one thing I forgot to mention is, check the tps because this also has an effect on shifting.

×

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

Not shifting after 40 mph, could it be something other than tranny issues??


Sounds to me like the car is in limp mode. This happens when the cars computers see something very wrong, and locks the transmission into second gear. This would explain the boggy feeling at take off and the limited speed. You should definitely get your check engine light checked out to see what code is there. Only then can you pursue the problem further.

May 04, 2014 | 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Sometimes the transmission will not shift


Make sure fluid level is correct. Level ground, shift through the gears, back in park, check fluid. If ok, could be transmission range sensor located on top of the transmission, connected to the shift cable linkage. 60 bucks and a few bolts. Make sure its aligned right when installing.

Apr 28, 2014 | 1995 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Hesitation or slight bucking when shifting from 2nd-3rd.


Why are you shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear ? is this a standard or automatic? If its a automatic its normal for the torque converter to catch up with the speeds of the tranny. To save the life of your tranny try to let the tranny do the work by itself and don't shift unless in adverse weather conditions.

Jan 14, 2011 | 1998 Mercury Mystique

2 Answers

My '99 Malibu is shifting hard when it starts to get warm. I've taken to a tranny shop and they couldn't find anything wrong. someone mentioned about the motor mounts? how serious is this? and will it...


the shift linkage to transmission may be out of adjustment. on the chevy malibus the tps ( throttle position sensor ) has a big effect on how tranny shifts. check tps first. it is on side of throttle body, at the throttle plate.

Oct 09, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

99 chevy lumina 94k mi transmission stopped working. Fluid good.


check fluid level, make sure proper fluid is in transmission otherwise take to trans shop to diagnse if level and type is correct(check at idle normal operating temp)

Oct 21, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

2 Answers

99 malibu


check idle, for a 3.1 it should be about, 750 rpms,

Oct 06, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Voyager transmission problem


Sounds like you need a solenoid pack to start, and possibly a service. If the tranny is not slipping, the solenoid pack is stuck and not tell it to shift up. Could possibly be a TCM, but not as likely.

May 30, 2009 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

2 Answers

Automatic transmission


my 99 Malibu is doing the same thing... it turned out to be a transmission pressure regulator. $400 it was fixed.

Jul 29, 2008 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Chevrolet Malibu Logo

Related Topics:

80 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75197 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7782 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...