20 Most Recent 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Questions & Answers

Use amp meter and determine power draw against fuse size. Something is shorting - but if you can determine how much power is trying to go through you can devise a fix.

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 09, 2019

NOTE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL® (orange colored, silicate free) coolant meeting GM specifications. On these vehicles, if silicated coolant is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner; at 30,000 miles (48,000km) or 24 months.

Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

2.4L Engine
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Properly drain and recover the coolant to a level below the thermostat.
Unfasten the cover-to-outlet pipe bolt, which is accessible through the exhaust manifold runners.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Disconnect the radiator and heater hoses from the outlet pipe.
Unfasten the outlet pipe-to-oil pan bolt and the cover-to-outlet pipe bolts.
Remove the thermostat, then clean the old gasket material from the mating surfaces.

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 18, 2019

check the nuts on the wiper arms and make sure they are tight. If the nuts are tight then a linkage on the wiper transmission probably came loose or broke. You'll have to pull some cowling off to access it.

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019

Sounds like you have a faulty connector on the rear of the dash panel and you will probably have to remove the dash panel to access the connectors!

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

I bet updating the vehicle computer will provide no benefit
to a radio / stereo problem. If the stereo is a 2008 and there's
never been any service on it, there may be an internal memory
battery on the mainboard that has died. Higher function radios
have memory back-ups that retain user settings & instruction
sets. The fancier the features, the higher the likelihood. removing the fuse cuts ALL power to the stereo and forces
a re boot to the processor that runs all of it's functions.
leaving it fused but shut-off never turns it completely-off
and allows the system to get goofed up -
(without the back-up to retain things).
Just to find out will require removing the stereo from the car.
No dealership repairs stereos - search for DELCO car stereo
repairs shops to get an estimate, giving your symptoms.

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017

The AC condensate drain hole/tube is plugged, the drain is on the passenger side under the car close to the firewall.

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 27, 2017

My girlfriend has a 2008 Malibu. The door locks began to falter one by one until three of the locks had to be operated manually or by using a key. I checked the fuses, the BCM and the lubrication on the locks. The door lock actuators were the real problem. She was quoted about $1000 to fix the problem and replace all three of the bad actuator/ door lock assemblies through the dealer. I called and got a price of $125 for the front door and $105 for each of the back doors from the dealer. I was able to fix all three door locks in about three hours myself. It took a few star end bits, a 10 mm socket and a regular phillips screwdriver to get the job done. It has been two weeks now and she is ecstatic that the problem has been fixed and she saved about $750. This seems to be a common problem with this car, when ordering make sure you have the VIN number of the car you are working on to ensure you get the right part. Depending on the year of the vehicle there was a production date split for these parts.

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 22, 2017

I'm a female is there a way to check it without going underneath or to dealer

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 08, 2017

Your best bet would be to have the vehicle checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ! May not be a sensor problem , could be a wiring issue . Most auto part stores will do this for free , and if it is a sensor they can show you where it lives an how to change it !

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 16, 2017

That car sounds like it has too many problems.
If it were me, I would not waste anymore money and time
on it and find another vehicle if possible.

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 11, 2017

You need to input the security code is my guess.

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 24, 2017

If the fuse is still good, the radio is toast. Better than having the main computer fry, which can happen when the battery is reversed.

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 24, 2017

Your best bet would be to take it to a qualified repair shop. Special tool's and knowledge are needed . Scan tools , electrical diagnostic , service information . Your vehicle has a bunch of computers (control modules) C.A.N. cantroller area network serial data communication networks . Hi speed , med. speed , low speed . The power steering is electronic ,computer controlled , sensors on the steering shaft .With those light's lit , DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes are stored etc... Plus there is a real chance of being electrocuted. High voltage !

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 10, 2016

Sounds loke a poor connection on the fuselinks . There is a You Tube video on how to test and repair them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SpsSRGfDQI

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 06, 2016

Are there an light's lit on the instrument your not familiar with ? DO you have regular Malibu or Malibu Classic ?
Also does yours have hydraulic power steering or Electric power steering ? GM had known problems with EPS - electric power steering . Your best bet would be to take it an have it checked out at a qualified repair shop .

2008 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 13, 2016

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