20 Most Recent 2002 Chevrolet Malibu Questions & Answers

Any job can be done at home provided you or your mechanic friend has the proper tools and understanding to perform the job. If you're a beginning do it yourselfer or just need a refresher I would highly advise getting yourself a service manual for your vehicle at your local auto parts store. It will have decent instructions and pictures in performing most of the jobs you may encounter for your vehicle. Also you may want to take pictures or make notes before anyone removes any components or lines in order to remove your intake. If you need any help with this procedure let me know and good luck

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 19, 2018


Cooling Fan 2 (A/C Fan) not blowing

Hi Everyone,
Hopefully this will help someone.
My 2002 Malibu, 3.1L V6 has been running hot in the afternoon summers here in AZ. Once it got close to the red line which really was unnerving. Immediately I turned the heater on (to use its radiator) to help cool the engine. Lately it has been running about about 3/4 of the Temp Gauge - over 220. YIKES!!! So, I did this.....

**** Check FUSE 55 - COOL FAN #2 - GRND 30 A
**** CHECK FUSE 52 - COOL FAN #2 - 15 A
**** CHECK FUSE 8 - COOL FAN #1 - 30 A

ALSO go ahead swap four relays - Make sure there is no corrosion (Mine DID have a little) and Clean it up good.
In my case it was the Fuse 52 - Cool Fan #2 - WHAT A RELIEF!!!

on Jul 19, 2018 | 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

If you're finding it difficult to service/repair your car, get one of those online manuals. You'll not have to wait for others to answer, or rely on mechanics and all. Plus i know a website that has very good manuals online, without expiry i.e. for lifetime.

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 08, 2018

If you're finding it difficult to service/repair your car, get one of those online manuals. You'll not have to wait for others to answer, or rely on mechanics and all. Plus i know a website that has very good manuals online, without expiry i.e. for
lifetime. www.reliable-store.com

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 08, 2018

It certainly is, and could be caused by a lot of things that are not necessarily related (such as blown fuses, faulty switches, connector problems). However, with speakers cutting out, you could have a serious wiring harness problem inside the car that is affecting all these systems. I suggest you get all of these checked out by a shop to avoid possible serious trouble.

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Sounds very much like you have a nick on the wiring and it maybe shorted, check your Fuses, it maybe a fuse, but if it's a nick in the wiring shorting, get it to a Garage to check, as it may cause a fire in the engine someday.

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 22, 2018

would be worth having the cat converter check for blocking the exhaust system

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 17, 2018

Whistle noise indicates a major vacuum leak. Maybe something loose in the intake system. Maybe a vacuum hose disconnected. Will explain lose of power also.

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 10, 2018

You are getting oil in the cylinder and that is fouling your plugs. I would guess your piston rings are bad letting oil up into the combustion chamber or it is leaking down from the head through the valve guides. Good luck

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

yes take it to gm dealer and pay them to program the module

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 01, 2018

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Hello I have a malibu chevrolet 2002 - for some time I have a hissing sound that can be heard from the inside of the car or when you try to over the engine. This does not come from the brakes of the wheels. We hear it when I'm acceleration but not when I brake Thank you.

Leak in the intake to the air filter, before or after the filter. Could also be a vacuum hose off somewhere or leaking. Check all rubber hoses.


2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 12, 2017

I hear you say missing.. Have coil pack, wires, and cam sensor , (timing) checked. seems the timing is being affected under load.

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Check with the auto parts store to see what the fuel sensor looks like, It should be accessible and I have seen those go on the smaller chevys like aveo.
Look up on internet replacing gas recirculation sensor on google

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Aug 12, 2017

No an anti-theft system can not drain a battery. Only two things can, with a couple of other caveats.

  1. Faulty, old battery not holding charge.
  2. Parasitic draw, something that is staying on and draining the battery. These are difficult to find. The way to do it is to connect an ammeter to the battery and pull the fuses one by one until you find the items that are shorting to earth.

Some anti-theft systems provide no power to the starter at all. Some send power power to the starter, but no power to the coils, so no spark.

Disconnect the battery and clean the terminals with a wire brush and smear with vaseline which stops oxidisation but is electrically conductive.

Charge the battery with a battery charger.

Leave battery disconnected overnight.

Put the key in the ignition, but not turned on. Connect the battery in one swift movement. Tighten contacts. Leave 15 minutes for the ECU, to reset, and the chip in the key and the chip in the lock to re-pair.

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 27, 2017

take to auto parts store hook up on computer

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Since no repair parts or repair manuals are made available to the consumer by GM then you must remove the deck from the dash and send it in for repair at a factory approved repair center.

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 13, 2017

Take the driver side kick panel out an check to see if there are any loose ground connections . Normaly car makers hide connections behind this place . Looking at a wiring diagram mite show that all these thing's work intermittently share a common ground point .
Check out this ground connection
On the left side of the instrument panel, near the junction block
To find or see this ground you may need to pull out the left fuse block .From the picture ,that's what it looks like .

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 15, 2017

BCM - body control module controls inside light's , automatic headlamps , trunk release , door locks , mirrors . etc.. Do you know how to do automotive electrical testing ? Testing inputs an outputs of electronic control modules - BCM . How to use a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter , how to read an use wiring diagrams to find testing point's in wiring an connectors .
ECM Inputs and Outputs Diagnosis
Open Circuit Detection Wiring Diagram 1
Basic Electricity for Service Techs Ohm law Current Flow Opens Shorts
How to Use Multimeter to Troubleshoot Common Problems

http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html free wiring diagrams . Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size . Then under system click on body & Accessories , then under subsystem click body controls . Look for connections for the systems your having problems with an test the inputs an outputs .
Do you know what serial data communications are ?
003 Communications Diagnostics
You could buy a used instrument cluster on eBay or a auto salvage yard , or there are places you can send to have fixed .

012 GM Class II Communications

2002 Chevrolet... | Answered on May 08, 2017

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