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Why does my 04 malibu take 03 brake pads? - Malibu Chevrolet Cars & Trucks

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  • mdcliff Jan 02, 2011

    Check the date of manufacture against the advertised year model. Depending on when it was built, you may have something of a "bastard" model that has aspects of both years.

    If it was one of the first '04s built, it was built perhaps as early as Aug. '03



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Look inside drivers door jam there should be a manifactures date on sticker [ example=02/98= ] depending in the date shown decides what year parts you need some parts change shortly before or after the new year.

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