> If this radio has a CD player, the CAL ERR could be referring to a
> calibration problem with the laser. The first thing I would try is running
> a CD lens cleaner through it. If that doesn't help, you may either have to
> take it in for service or replace it with aftermarket or OEM equipment.
It all started a week or so back when i had to jumstart the first time.
After that every alternate day and for past few days everyday.
Wierd thing is if i jumpstart in morning and go to work and evening it
starts fine no problems.
If i jumpstart in the evning for some reason it starts fine in the
As suggested by the folks here and else where i changed the battery
yesterday evening with kirkland type 5 grp 75 ( for 01 Malibu ) $45+tax
from costco.(36 mths free replacement and 100 mths limited warranty,
did not care to chk abt limited warranty but will chk back)
Don't know if it is strange the original ACDelco battery had a eye
(hydrometer) as per manual if it is green then battery is good if it is
dark then need battery change. mine was green.
Still have the CAL ERR but the starting problem has gone for now. Guess
it is because the new battery.
Tried to call Chevrolet and take my chances to chk the battery as the
battery said 6yr but when landed on the dealer they denied and said it
is warranted only for the original 3yr/36k miles and asked $89 just to
chk and added if it is faulty they will replace the battery for free
(included in that $89+tax)
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