2004 Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2004

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (31%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (6%)

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (62%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

197700 mi

US $200
transmission shift cable fracture recall 
71300 mi

C $200
The right axle was leaking, I saw it wet but condition must have been there for months or even a year, might have been from hitting something. 
88000 mi Leaky transmission pan gasket. 
132000 mi Transmission shuddered and shifted hard between 1st-2nd gears and 3rd-4th gears. My theory is that initial damage was done when a dealer changed the trans fluid at 50K, didn't install the pan gasket correctly, resulting in a long term leak. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Hatch

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

179000 mi

US $195
Replaced leaking transmission pan gasket, filter, and transmission flush 
60000 mi

US $142
Transmission shifting problem, solved by adding transmission fluid and possibly resetting shift points. 
119300 mi

US $225
Replaced both failing CV axles. 

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Problems

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