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  • Suzanne Blackburn
    Suzanne Blackburn - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu - Brakes - 7/23/2014
    Vin is 1g1zd5eu3bf346086
    not sure mileage right now but checking for recalls.received a recall notice and lost it. trouble pulling side to side and brake fails and rolls when brake is fully pressed down already. steering wheel is hard to handle and keep car going straight. BRAKES AND ...
     
    • Jimm
      7/23/2014 Jimm
      Check for any recall details with the local dealerships. Provide the dealership with the vehicle VIN for their research and applicability.
  • Suzanne Blackburn
    Suzanne Blackburn - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu - Brakes - 7/22/2014
    Recalls - recd notice and lost
    recd recall notice and now cant find it. pulls side to side and steering wheel shakes really bad and brakes failed. in drive thru daughter had brake on and rolled into vehicle in front of her but no damage. the brake was on as far as she could push. has been ...
     
    • AutoMD Member
      7/21/2014 AutoMD Member
      If there was a recall on the vehicle then you need to contact a Chevrolet dealer to determine your next course of action. Usually they provide a number to call to set up an appointment to deal with the recall(s). In your vehicle's case, it looks like there were 5 recalls in May 2014 alone so I would definitely talk to someone about getting it fixed.

      http://www.automd.com/recall-tsb/search/

      The above link is for the vehicle you've provided for all of the recalls on that vehicle. If you click on any one of them it will tell you what is being recalled, what are some possible consequences, and what actions you will need to take.

      Contact them right away considering the vehicle was already involved in some sort of accident. As long as your vehicle is a part of the batch listed in the recalls they will fix it free of charge.
    • carhauler
      7/22/2014 carhauler
      You can contact any dealer and give them your VIN # . They can take care of it . And if need be the dealer will give you a loner till they get parts to fix your . I know for a fact they only order parts as cars come in to get fixed . I know this since all I do is haul new chevy's for a living . Please call your dealer .
      carhauler
      7/22/2014 Suzanne Blackburn
      thank you. based on vin no recall but he said i should get another one saying parts are in so i will definately call and get car back in when i get notice of recalled parts are in. thanks Suzanne
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chevrolet Impala - Brakes - 7/19/2014
    My car make a grinding sound when I get over 15 miles very annoying please help
    I just got a water pump replaced and its leaking coolant now and I just got a wheel baron done but I've been told I still need one so I don't no what to do
     
    • Jimm
      7/19/2014 Jimm
      Need more information - is there a worn front or rear wheel bearing? Which wheel bearing is already replaced?
      If the grinding noise is wheel bearing related, then have the worn bearing replaced. Check the following items; front axle hub / hub bearing assemblies (both left and right side), front strut upper mounts, front suspension bushings.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the front hub bearing assemblies from around $35.00 each for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1980 Chevrolet P30 - Brakes - 7/17/2014
    Need a how to replace brake pads , rotors, and calipers tutorial or video
    3rd request The age of the vehicle is the reason for update
     
    • Jimm
      7/17/2014 Jimm
      Reference the following 'How-To-Guides' on the AutoMD website. You may also visit the local library in your area for the auto repair manuals in the reference section.
      Jimm
      7/17/2014 AutoMD Member
      will a video be there vs here or on U tube , Thanks
    • Jimm
      7/17/2014 Jimm
      Not sure, you will have to research the sources listed for the specific media and information types available.

      Reference the following 'How-To-Guides' on the AutoMD website. You may also visit the local library in your area for the auto repair manuals in the reference section.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Brakes - 7/17/2014
    My right turn signal will not turn off, when I turn the left one on , both come on,
    I replaced the hazard flasher and the problem still exists, is there another flasher that may be hooked to this circuit ?
     
    • jdl
      7/17/2014 jdl
      According to my info the hazard/turn is a combination flasher. My next thought is the turn signal switch, that switch is a little pricey. Try to make sure before you replace it. Are you talking front or rear turn signals, both? No other lights are on when this happens? All other turn signals work ok?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Impala - Brakes - 6/30/2014
    Left front wheel. Sounds like marbles in the hubcaps but I don't have hubcaps.
    Steers and brakes normal. Kick the tires and I hear the rattle. Roll over a bump, really loud. No warning lights. What is loose?
     
    • Jimm
      6/30/2014 Jimm
      First step - raise and support the front wheels off the ground. Then rotate the wheels by hand - slowly and listen / feel for any abnormal noise - grinding /popping. This indicates a worn front hub bearing.

      The front hub bearing assembly is easily replaced - reference the 'How To' guides on the AutoMD website.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the front bearing / hub assembly from around $36.00 for your vehicle. Be sure to go ahead and replace both front hub assemblies (left and right) due to mileage /wear / age considerations.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Chevrolet C1500 - Brakes - 6/25/2014
    Taillights frequently fail?
    I have a 97 Chevy Silverado i bought two years ago. Have had terrible problems with the rear taillights. I've replaced the circuit boards, both left and right twice, and multiple bulb replacements. Just when i get everything working they one or the other will fail ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt - Brakes - 6/25/2014
    Brake lights stuck on.
    About 74k miles on car. We've taken to dealership half a dozen times to fix. Problem intermittent, still under warranty. We were told it was brake switch which they have replaced five times in the past two months. Sometimes works for a few days, other times it's ...
     
    • jdl
      6/25/2014 jdl
      Take the two large connectors loose from bcm, use small amount of dielectric grease on the plugs, plug them back in.

      I saw a tip about this problem a while back, don't remember where I saw it?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt - Brakes - 6/24/2014
    Brake lights stuck on.
    About 74k miles on car. We've taken to dealership half a dozen times to fix. Problem intermittent, still under warranty. We were told it was brake switch which they have replaced five times in the past two months. Sometimes works for a few days, other times it's ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Colorado - Brakes - 6/22/2014
    Brakes squeak..................................
    after a rain
     
    • CVO
      6/22/2014 CVO
      After rain rusted brake parts intended to squeal.

      Use this Permatex 80077 Disc Brake Quiet, 9 oz. net Aerosol Can

      Stops brake squealing by dampening vibration at the caliper/brake pad interface
      Protects against corrosion
      Compatible with anti-lock brake systems
      Provides tighter fit and allows for easier disassembly
      Suggested Applications: Automotive disc brakes, outboard and inboard pads for disc braking systems
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Chevrolet K1500 - Brakes - 6/9/2014
    How much do new brake lines cost?
    Left side brake line and unions.
     
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    • Boe
      6/4/2014 Boe
      front or rear or both
      james.boden.1@us.af.mil let me know
  • CrisLWoods
    CrisLWoods - 1996 Chevrolet Beretta - Brakes - 6/4/2014
    I just put in a new battery but my car still doesn't want to start. How do I fix it
    My 1996 Chevrolet Beretta, has been sitting in my yard for 7 years. I just put in a new battery but it doesn't want to turn over and start. How do I fix this problem.
     
    • Boe
      6/4/2014 Boe
      check fuses check starter it could be seized up
      james.boden.1@us.af.mil let me know
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2011 Chevrolet Impala - Brakes - 5/31/2014
    The traction control activates when I turn left only when coming from a stop.
    I took it in for a diagnostic and was told nothing could be done until the light/message stayed on and did not go off. Normally the engine pauses like the abs is supposed to, the light comes on and then goes off. I have had a message of "service traction control" ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chevrolet Camaro - Brakes - 5/19/2014
    My front right tire is making a noise only when I break I already changed my rotor and break pads what could it be?
    Its only when I break and sometimes it makes a grinding sound.
     
    • Chevy doctor
      5/19/2014 Chevy doctor
      My suggestion there is either play in your caliper slides in which requires caliper replacement or possibly your wheel hub. Most CV joints on axles make noise on acceleration or turning.
 
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