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Engine 2.4L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil Viscosity: 5W-30

  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1

  • Drain plug torque: 18 ft-lbs

  • Oil capacity: 5.0 Quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.4L 4-Cylinder: 0.044''

Engine 3.6L 6-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil Viscosity: 5W-30

  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1

  • Drain plug torque: 18 ft-lbs

  • Oil capacity: 6.0 Quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 3.6L 6-Cylinder: 0.044''

Fuel

  • Capacity: 16.3 gal (61.7 L)

Coolant

  • Type: 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL Coolant

  • Capacity: 

  • 2.4L L4 Engine: 7.5 qt (7.1L)

  • 3.6L V6 Engines: 9.9 qt (9.4 L)

Transmission Fluid

  • Capacity: 

  • 2.4L L4 Engine with 6— Speed Automatic Transmission (RPO MH8)—(Drain and Refill): 5.3 qt (5.0 L)

  • 3.6L V6 Engine with 6— Speed Automatic Transmission (RPO MH2)—(Drain and Refill): 6.3 qt ( 6.0 L)

Hydraulic Brake System

  • Type: DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 88862806, in Canada 88862807).

Windshield Washer

  • Type: Optikleen® Washer Solvent.

Hydraulic Power Steering System (if equipped)

  • Type: GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 89021184, in Canada 89021186).

Automatic Transmission

  • Type: DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Key Lock Cylinders

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).

Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor, and Release Pawl

  • Type: Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293, in Canada 992723) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.

Weatherstrip Conditioning

  • Type: Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 992887).

Powertrain


CHEVROLET MALIBU 2012 FUEL CONSUMPTION

Safety Ratings


CHEVROLET MALIBU 2012 SAFETY RATINGS

References


  1. 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Owners Manual

  2. Chevrolet Malibu - Wikipedia.org

  3. US Department of Energy - FuelEconomy.gov

  4. NHTSA | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -  NHTSA.gov

 

Lights

Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb:

    • 3157-SCK

    • 4157NAKLCP

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H11LL

  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 168

  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb:

    • 3157-SCK

    • 4157NAKLCP

  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: H9-65W

  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: H11LL

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921

  • Brake Light Bulb:

    • 3157-SCK

    •  3157K

    • L1230R-4C

  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED

  • License Plate Light Bulb: 168

  • Parking Light Bulb:

    • 3157-SCK

    •  4157NAKLCP

  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: 194

  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb:

    • 3157-SCK

    • 3157K

    •  L1230R-4C

  • Tail Light Bulb:

    • 3157-SCK

    •  3157K

    •  L1230R-4C

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: 561

  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 194

  • Map Light Bulb: 2825L

  • Trunk Light Bulb: 211-2

  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: 7065