by unicorngm on Nov 5, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan
What can i say the 1999 chevy malibu is a great car for the guy who knows what he's doing. Never had a problem i could not fix, if any! i have had it now for 10 years now and am going to keep it. A little fine tuning and you feel like your driving indy. It's V6 engine is perfect spec. To go in and beef it up, i'v added a twin turbo pac, engine mods, tuned the suspension added extra trac-bars. OK not everyone can do this but for me GM is a greatly made car, i know i take them apart and see the quality that's there. i'v taking other cars apart and brother there not what they seem..at least the ones that come from the dealers, cheap metal, plastic, sometime's the guys that make them are lost.
by rod1969 on Mar 1, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan
I'm starting to hate my 1999 Malibu. I've had it for approx. 5 years now. It has run hot numerous times. I've changed the head gaskets in it twice (along with getting re-worked heads installed [due to them cracking]). Cracked heads happened in 2011, and again this year (2013). Both times an old friend of mine helped me out by getting the heads "milled" for me (approx $500 total), and putting them back in. Saved me tons of money btw. Now I'm having problems with it running hot again. The "check engine" light stays on. My error codes were PO401, P1404, & PO306 four days ago. It went off when I cleaned the EGR valve and removed the carbon that had accumulated in the hoses, but it's back on now.
by tburts on Jan 1, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan
For the most part, my Malibu is a pretty good car. It gets good gas mileage, has needed power when you need it and is comfortable to drive. It is a plain in styling. However, they are meant for small/medium families. Quality is ok for the Malibu. However, the head gaskets can be a potential problem if left unchecked. Engine also has the typical "click clack" sound when started cold. Click sounds eventually disappear after running for a few minutes. Transmission shifts well.
Malibu rotors also must be torqued to 100 lb*ft, and as well as I remember its manual, the same with GrandAm I rented for a month in 1999. Probably the same with all modern GM cars. No idea about truc...
1999 Malibu has no transmission dip stick does the 1998 or other models I think the owners manual says if it nis not leaking why check it? Uh check your spark plugs and wires look into the plug wire b...