The transmission fluid is bright in color, has no unusual odor, and is up to the full level. The instrument panel does not indicate any failure codes. I suspect the problem existed before I bought the van at 68,000 miles. At the time of purchase an independent mechanic suggested the transmission fluid be changed, and I assume the dealer did so. What do you think?
Updated: October 07, 2011, - 04:34 PM
The call for new tires after 12,000: Is that necessary?
Updated: September 30, 2011, - 03:52 PM
The dealer advises oil changes when we reach 20 percent of oil life remaining, but waiting 11,250 to 14,100 miles between oil changes raises some worries.
Updated: September 23, 2011, - 03:43 PM
I am now getting ready to buy another new vehicle, and my question is this: Am I wasting my money having the dealer change all these fluids so soon, or is this still a good idea for the drivetrain?
Updated: September 16, 2011, - 03:45 PM
Is he getting the runaround from the dealer on the warranty claim, because of a very subjective standard in evaluating ball joints?
Updated: September 09, 2011, - 04:08 PM
What's causing problems with a door's power lock and window?
Updated: September 02, 2011, - 04:12 PM
My '06 Malibu does not start. When I turn the key, the engine clicks -- nothing else. If I hold the key in the start position, it clicks once every second or so
Updated: August 26, 2011, - 04:01 PM
An older vehicle with an expensive repair diagnosis is a good time to consider the more common causes first.
Updated: August 19, 2011, - 03:50 PM
Once restarted after the 40-plus minutes of waiting, it runs just fine. This problem doesn't happen in the winter, only on hot summer days, and every once in a while it idles roughly, but not often. It has been extremely frustrating to have to always wait awhile after driving it somewhere before I can drive it again.
Updated: August 16, 2011, - 06:58 PM