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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Achieva, Alero, Cutlass, Grand Am, Malibu & Skylark -> Condenser, Replace -> Achieva, Skylark & 1997-98 Grand Am -> Alero, Cutlass, Malibu & 1999-2000 Grand Am
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 V6 GAS

Achieva, Skylark & 1997-98 Grand Am
  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under .
  • Remove hood latch assembly. (Scribe position of attaching nuts to ensure proper alignment during assembly).
  • Remove hood latch support assembly.
  • Disconnect condenser outlet and inlet lines, then discard O-ring seals.
  • Remove condenser to radiator attaching bolts.
  • Remove condenser while lifting upward and turning slightly in a counterclockwise direction.
  • Reverse procedure to install.
Alero, Cutlass, Malibu & 1999-2000 Grand Am
  • Recover refrigera...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

Anti-Lock Brakes -> Delphi (Delco-Moraine) Type VI -> DIAGNOSIS & TESTING -> 1997 -> 1997-98 -> 1997-98 Except 1998 Grand Prix -> 1998 -> 1998 Grand Prix -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Achieva, Cutlass, Grand Am, Malibu & Skylark -> Camaro & Firebird -> Cavalier & Sunfire -> Century, Cutlass Supreme, Grand Prix, Intrigue, Lumina, Monte Carlo & Regal -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Electromagnetic Interference Test -> Ignition Cycle Default -> Intermittents & Poor Connections -> Metro & Prizm -> Scan Tool
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) may be read using a suitably programed scan tool. There are no provisions for flash code diagnostics.

  • Before beginning service, perform the following preliminary inspection:
    • Check master cylinder for proper brake fluid level.
    • Inspect hydraulic modulator for any leaks or wiring damage.
    • Inspect brakes at all four wheels to ensure no drag exists and that brakes are operating normally.
    • Check wheel bearings for any excessive wear or damage.
    • Inspect wheel speed sensors for correct air gap, solid sensor attachment, damaged...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Aveo, Chevette 1.8L Diesel, Corvette, GTO, LaCrosse, Malibu (2004-06) & Malibu Maxx, Vibe, XLR, 2004-05 Corvette & 1998-2002 Metro & Prizm
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 V6 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the v...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Install a brass drift or a screwdriver to prevent rotor from turning.
  • Remove axle nut and washer.
  • Remove ball joint pinch bolt, then using a suitable pry bar, separate ball joint from knuckle.
  • Remove drive axle from hub and bearing assembly using front hub spindle rem...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect alternator electrical connectors.
  • Remove serpentine drive belt.
  • Re...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Reduce Engine Power Indicator Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 V6 GAS

The Reduce Engine Power indicator lamp should light for a approximately 3 seconds when the ignition is turned on as a bulb check. If the warning lamp turns on during vehicle operation, a vehicl...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system.
  • Remove air intake duct assembly.
  • Disconnect upper transaxle cooler line.
  • Disconnect upper radiator hose.
  • Lower transaxle cooler line.
  • Disconnect cooling fan electrical connector, then remove cooling fan mounting bolts.
  • Remove cooling fan.
  • Remo...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 V6 GAS

  • Lift or rotate tensioner using a 1/2 i...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1998 Chevrolet Malibu cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

LH Side Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1998 Chevrolet Malibu  3.1 V6 GASLH Side Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Remote Battery Stud
  • Rear Doors Diagram for 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 V6 GASRear Doors Diagram for 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Connector C-700
  • Grommet P-700
  • Left Hand Front Door Lock Motor Connector
  • Left Hand Rear Ajar Switch Connector
  • Left Hand Rear Power Window Motor Connector
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1998 Chevrolet Malibu cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1998 Chevrolet Malibu  3.1 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Starter Motor
  • Knock Sensor
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor
  • Oil Pressure Sensor
  • A/C Compressor
  • 1998 Chevrolet Malibu  2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Sensing Diagnostic Module
  • Washer Solvent Level Sensor
  • Seat Belt Switch
  • Park Brake Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1998 Chevrolet Malibu cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: New Website for AFIT, TPM, and VDR Updates
    Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1998 Chevrolet Malibu AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1998 Chevrolet Malibu cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1998 Chevrolet Malibu cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1998 Chevrolet Malibu cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1998 Chevrolet Malibu cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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