20 Most Recent 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Questions & Answers


Is the vehicle security light lit ? It could be a fuse or the starter relay , or even the ignition switch , or even the PNP - park neutral position switch . This is a complex electronic starting system , computer controlled . The ignition switch is a low voltage input to the the BCM - body control module . When the BCM receives this input to crank the engine a lot of complex commands are sent over the serial data network to the PCM to enegrize the starter relay , there by sending battery voltage to the S terminal on the starter solenoid . If your mechanic disconnected the battery it could have caused the radio to say locked , you need a code to enter into the radio to unlock it , may need to have the dealer hook up their factory scan tool to do that .
Your best bet , find a better automotive technician , not a mechanic.
Circuit Description (Key Start)
For ignition switch power modes refer to Body Control System Description and Operation in Computer/Integrating Systems. Once the ignition is placed in the Run/Crank position, the control circuit of the Run/Crank relay is grounded by the body control module (BCM). With the Run/Crank relay switch closed, battery positive voltage flows through it and on to the park/neutral position (PNP) switch. With the PNP switch in either the Park or Neutral position, battery positive voltage will flow to the starter relay coil supply voltage input terminal of the powertrain control module and the coil side of the starter relay. Placing the ignition in the START position sends a message to the powertrain control module (PCM) requesting engine start. If the PCM has determined that the transmission is in Park or Neutral and theft is not active, it will ground the control circuit of the starter relay. Battery positive voltage will then flow through the switch side of the starter relay to the S terminal of the starter solenoid, cranking the engine.

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 08, 2019


Can you remove the hold down bolts or nuts that hold the seat to the floor, then move the whole seat to get a look behind the seat? I'd have to look to see if there is access to the trunk, behind the seat. Just a thought.
In the past I have had locks, where I broke the key off in the lock, not automotive. I drilled out the key cylinder to get it open. I don't want to cause more problems than you already have? If you drill out the key cylinder, I don't know if the trunk will open? If so, then maybe you could replace key cylinder after you fix everything. You could call locksmith, see if they can get it open? Don't try anything if your not comfortable with the procedure. good luck.

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 14, 2019


There are 2 fuse panels in car, 1 under hood and the second under drivers side of dash, above hood release area. Radio fuse should be under dash, most likely a blue(15amp) fuse. The fuse panel glossery should be on inside cover of fuse panel or in owners manual under fuses in glossery.

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 25, 2019


unfortunately only a dealer can do it as it takes the factory scantool to accomplish this, I work at a dealer, and do it for people all of the time, call around and see if you can find one who won't charge you I never charge, but most do

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 23, 2019


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2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 08, 2019


I have an 04 Malibu and when I get hard starts when I'm in the car I just press the accelerator down about half way and it always starts right up, some times I have to hold the accelerator down a little after starting to stop it from stalling but it is rare.

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 01, 2019


You need 3 basic principles for your vehicle to start fuel/air, timing and spark. You stated it seems like there is no ignition at all. First, I would pull the easiest spark plug attach the plug wire and set it on the manifold and have someone crank your vehicle with you watching the plug to check for a spark you should have a white/blue spark which denotes a high voltage. Next i'd check for fuel pressure, if you have both i would get a obd (on board diagnostic)scanner and check for trouble codes with koeo (key on engine off) if that doesn't produce any codes check your fuses and most importantly if your oil level on the dipstick was dry its going somewhere whether its a leaking gasket a crack in the engine or blow by figure out where

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 09, 2018


you would need to jack up the vehicle to get under it , on the side of transaxel is a plug . Remove plug , if fluid trickles out , it's full . your best bet , take it to jiffy lube or someother quick lube place .

The oil level control plug (65) is located on the torque converter side of the transmission.
Action
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Start the engine and allow the engine to idle until the transmission fluid temperature has reached the value specified.
Depress the brake pedal and move the shift lever through the gear ranges, pausing a few seconds in each range. Return the shift lever to the PARK range.
Notice: Refer to Transmission Fluid Vent Cap Removal Notice in the Preface section.
Remove the fluid vent cap (only 2004 Z body Malibu models).
Raise the vehicle on a hoist. The vehicle must be level, with the engine running and the shift lever in the PARK range. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
Caution: The engine must be running when the transmission fluid fill plug is removed, or excessive fluid loss will occur. Transmission fluid may be hot. Since the actual fluid level is unknown, stand clear when removing the fill plug. Have a container ready to capture any lost fluid. Do not turn the engine off with the fill plug removed, as you can be injured by hot transmission fluid being expelled out of the oil fill opening.
Remove the transmission oil level control plug (65). See drawing above.

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 14, 2018


Found this in your owners manual. my.gm.com has your owners manual. It's free to read online, if you don't have one. I don't know if correct? It shows two fuses. You may to diagnose further than just fuses? Any applicable trouble codes?
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2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 02, 2018


Seance the car manufactures most likely did not produce the tires that are on the vehicle they will only give there recommendations as to the correct tire pressure. Always look around the perimeter of the tire and it will tell you the proper pressure for that tire. hope this helps. Good luck.

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 12, 2018


1,2,3,4,5,6
From back left to right cylinders are 1,3,5
and from front left to right 2,4,6

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 18, 2018


make shore it is getting gas in the carburetor and try to use some starting fluid.

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 10, 2018


Sounds like you probably have blown the seat belt pre-tension-er. Any competent repair shop should have the tools able to access the SRS computer and diagnose the problem. Your SRS system is stand alone from other systems in your vehicle and it performs a self test every time the key is cycled to the ON position. If all faults are removed the air bag light should go out on its own, but in some cases the diagnostic module will need replaced along with any damaged peripheral component of the system.

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 06, 2018


I think you should go for repair manual first. After that you can easily repair your car by yourself.I had visited this site past 2 months before for my vehicle and find it quite helpful may be you will also get something useful here.They offer cheap prices and also discount too Chevy Malibu 2004 2008 Factory Service Workshop repair manual

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 02, 2018


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2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 08, 2018


check with the place she got the unit . we have no idea as to any of your question

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 04, 2018


Yes it could definitely be related to a bad dimmer control. You have a partial short to ground somewhere in your dimmer control circuit. Pull the dimmer control and measure resistance to ground at the circuit connections.

2004 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 17, 2017

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