Malibu 2001-2005

Maintenance Intervals

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SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE INTERVALS
2001-03 Chevrolet Malibu
To be servicedType of serviceVehicle mileage interval (x1000)
    36912151821242730333639424548
Accessory drive beltS/IEvery 150,000 miles                              
Air cleaner filterS/I         X         X         X  
Automatic transmission fluidREvery 50,000 miles                              
Brake system -S/IXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Chassis & suspension grease pointsLXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
CV-joint boots & axle sealsS/IXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Engine coolant system -S/IEvery 150,000 miles or 60 months                              
Engine oil & filterRXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Front wheel bearingsS/I & L         X         X         X  
Fuel filterREvery 30,000 miles                              
Fuel tank, cap & linesS/I               X               X
PCV valveS/IEvery 100,000 miles                              
Rear/front axle fluid levelS/IXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Rotate tiresS/I   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Spark plug wiresS/IEvery 100,000 miles                              
Spark plugsREvery 100,000 miles                              
1R: Replace S/I: Inspect and service, if necessary L: Lubricate
2- This should be performed when the tires are removed for rotation.
3- Drain, flush and refill the cooling system, inspect the system hoses, and clean the radiator and condenser.
MAINTENANCE I AND II SERVICE SCHEDULES
2004-05 Chevrolet Malibu
ServiceMaintenance IMaintenance II
Change the engine oil and filter.Reset the oil life system.XX
Visually inspect the vehicle for leaks or damage. A fluid loss in the vehicle system could indicate a problem. Inspected, repair and add fluid to the system if necessary.XX
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace the filter.XX
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace the filter.XX
  XX
Rotate the tires. Inspect the tire inflation pressures and the tire wear.XX
  XX
  XX
Visually inspect the brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect the disc brake pads for wear and the rotors for surface condition. Inspect the drum brake linings for wear or cracks. Inspect other brake partsXX
Inspect the engine coolant and the windshield washer fluid levels. Add fluid as needed.XX
Inspect the suspension and steering components. Inspect the front and rear suspension and the steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, or signs of wear. Inspect the power steering lines and the hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, crac--X
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    X
Visually inspect the coolant hoses and replace the hoses if they are cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps; replace with GM parts as needed. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and p   X
Inspect the wiper blades.--X
Inspect the wiper blades for wear or cracking.    
Inspect the restraint system components.--X
Ensure the safety belt reminder light and all the belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from    
Lubricate the body components.--X
Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood latch assemblies, secondary latches, pivots, spring anchor and release pawl, hood and door hinges, rear folding seats and liftgate hinges. Frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environme    
Inspect the transaxle fluid level and add fluid as needed.--X
Inspect the suspension and steering components.--X
    X
Inspect the front and rear suspension and the steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, or signs of wear. Inspect power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.   X
Inspect the throttle system.--X
    X
Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding and for damaged or missing parts. Replace the parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate the accelerator or the cruise control cables.   X
Replace the passenger compartment air filter.--X
Replace the passenger compartment air filter.   X
Reset the oil life system:    
1. Display OIL LIFE RESET on the DIC.    
2. Press and hold the ENTER button for at least one second. An ACKNOWLEDGED display message will appear for three    
seconds or until the next button is pressed.This will tell you the system has been reset.    
3. Turn the key to OFF.    
If the Change Oil Soon message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset, repeat the procedure.    
1When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL light appears, certain services and inspections are required.
2Required services are described as MaintenanceI and MaintenanceII.
3Alternate between the 2thereafter. However, in some cases, MaintenanceII may be required more often.
4MaintenanceI:Use MaintenanceI if the CHANGE ENGINE OIL light comes on within 10months since vehicle was purchased or, if Maintenance II was performed.
5MaintenanceII:Use MaintenanceII if the previous service performed was MaintenanceI. Always use Maintenance II whenever the CHANGE ENGINE OIL light comes on 10 months or more since the last service, or, if the
6CHANGE ENGINE OIL light has not come on at all for one year.
MAINTENANCE I AND II SERVICE SCHEDULES
2005-08 chevrolet malibu/malibu maxx
ServiceMaintenance IMaintenance II
Change the engine oil and filter. Reset the oil life system.XX
Visually inspect the vehicle for leaks or damage. A fluid loss in the vehicle system could indicate a problem. Inspected, repair and add fluid to the system if necessary.XX
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace the filter.XX
Rotate the tires. Inspect the tire inflation pressures and the tire wear.XX
Visually inspect the brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect the disc brake pads for wear and the rotors for surface condition. Inspect the drum brake linings for wear or cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. Inspect the parking brake adjustment.XX
Inspect the engine coolant and the windshield washer fluid levels. Add fluid as needed.XX
Inspect the suspension and steering components. Inspect the front and rear suspension and the steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, or signs of wear. Inspect the power steering lines and the hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.   X
Visually inspect the coolant hoses and replace the hoses if they are cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps; replace with GM parts as needed. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap and cleaning the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser is recommended at least once a year.   X
Inspect the front and rear suspension and the steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, or signs of wear. Inspect power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.   X
Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding and for damaged or missing parts. Replace the parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate the accelerator or the cruise control cables.   X
Replace the passenger compartment air filter.   X
1When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL light appears, certain services and inspections are required.
2Reset the oil life system:
 
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