20 Most Recent 2001 Chevrolet Malibu Questions & Answers


Have the cooling system pressure tested ! 3.1 l engine These engines had intake gasket problems , have the radiator cap tested as well . Bad radiator cap will allow coolant lose . Does the oil cap have whitish or dirty color foam on inside ? Coolant leak into the oil .

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 09, 2018


It may be possible that flushing the transmission fluid is your problem. Was the fluid really dark and had a slightly burnt smell to it? If the answer is yes, then you probably had an issue with the transmission and didn't know it and the particles suspended in the transmission fluid were what was giving it enough friction to make the shifts, by changing out the fluid you removed all the particles and now the transmission slips and won't shift into certain gears. Just a guess given the information you have provided. I would look at the transmission for the issue.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 19, 2018


Codes that light check engine lamp are emissions/engine performance related only. Your DRL and SDM both talk to the ECM for inputs (they need to know if its running), but they dont affect the engine or tell the engine module to change how it runs.
Your ABS can affect how the engine runs as it sends wheel speed information that is used to adjust engine output, transmission shifting, and fuel/timing in some circumstances.
Check the ABS module for signs of water or oil affecting it, or water in the connector plug. Also check the harness where it leaves the module to make sure it isnt rubbing thru anywhere you can see.

GM ABS modules are not uncommon failure items, however mostly they set module fault codes or motor amperage/function codes. Id start with further diagnostics of the ABS.

NOTE: using generic OBD2 scan mode will show you only codes that are check engine lamp related if you want to be sure. Enhanced scan mode shows you any and all, and some of them simply have nothing to do with the engine lamp being on.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 04, 2018


I don’t know what these other people are reading, what they think you’re driving, why they’re posting directions for an Equinox, or pictures for anything but the 2001 Malibu does NOT have a cabin air filter!
It did NOT come from the factory with one or a pace to put one.

Source: I own a 2001 Malibu LS and have turned almost every nut and bolt on that car.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 23, 2017


Facing the open hood, look on the left side of the cowl (firewall). There should be a removable cover over the cabin filter cavity.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Dec 23, 2017


I would start by checking for a blown fuse

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 03, 2017


No ,it's not a vacuum problem . Something electrical more then likely . Crankshaft postion sensor's A or B going out or the ignition control module .Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop that has the proper diagnostic testing equipment ,tool's . To view engine sensor scan data. 047 Engine Hard to Start or No Start Scan Data for Ignition , not saying your's is hard to or no start . Just for demonstration purposes only .

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Oct 01, 2017


First change the wheel/tire with the spare or another wheel tire to check for any change in shake.If the shake is in the seat it is usually in the rear,if it's in the steering wheel,then the front.
If the wheels are balanced all bushing could be loose and it will still be a smooth "no shake" ride.
Don't forget if brake discs and brake drums are out of balance no amount of tire balancing will correct a shake.
Also there is static and dynamic wheel balancing machines.You always want a motorized "dynamic" wheel balance done.

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 29, 2017


The HAZARD LPS fuse in the left hand instrument panel (LH IP) junction block supplies battery positive voltage to the flasher module, which is part of the hazard switch assembly.

2001 pontiac bonneville flasher module-mvzmknrx0pbmptt0a1ynyj4s-1-0.jpg This is a pontiac , but yours is close . Pull the panel apart

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 31, 2017


Bad installation methods... take it to a qualified professional..
sounds like one of the connections has come undone...

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 06, 2017


Back to the mechanic - sounds like either an IAC motor or TPS sensor is the problem, but also could be the throttle cable (sticking leaving the throttle not fully closed).

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 05, 2017


if the unit is overheating ( your statement mentions burns , breaks etc that indicates that something is drawing excessive current through that unit
a possible fix is to use a rely in that circuit if you cannot find the reason for the excessive current draw
failing ac clutch coil would be a good place to start looking

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 05, 2017


I think i know the issue. I have had it happen to me it is your security system failing. Your car is on the list year make and model... I found a module that you can install yourself and it will bypass it allowing your car to start everytime.. Check it out and ask questions they are very helpful. Also for some reason if it does not work they will refund you %100 of your money.. this literally saved my car. Hope it helps
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2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 10, 2017


When you turn the key to the start position does the starter spin the engine ? The engine cranks no start ! Or nothing happens when you the key to start position ? no crank no start ? Is the anti-theft light lit on the instrument cluster (SECURITY) ? If the starter spins the engine does spin slow or normally ? Is there spark , fuel pressure ? Testing these thing's would be the place to start if the engine spins ! Videos on youtube showing how !

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 14, 2017


I have the exact same car and had that exact problem!!!! Its the security system failing. I took it in and they wanted a ridicules amount of money to fix it. I did a ton of research and found a module that you can install yourself and it will bypass it and let the car start every time. I did mine 5 years ago and i havent had a problem since. Check it out they have great customer service and if for some reason it doesnt work they refund you 100% i hope this helps you out i know how frustrating it is
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2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Most likely one of your pulleys are bent or worn out bearings .. you have to look close but one will be tilted from the tension pulley..

OF hand you if can't see it and are good at changing belts on the car, remove the belt from the tension pulley and shake the pulleys, one will have Play, most likely I'll assume its the water pump as I have seen a few that didn't make much noise but was turned inward and was rubbing the aluminum casing of the pump.. You will find a pulley with play ...

2001 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 11, 2017

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