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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. unhook the theft system thats what i did when the car shuts (1 reports)
1997 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012009

Malibu LX 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


if you are having problems with the theft system! here what i did i unhooked the theft system.. an the car has been running like a champ ...

my car would start then die many times or sometimes it would not even start..

so i just unhooked the theft system and bingo.. starts every time.. after u unhook the theft system give it about 10 mins or so an your problem should be fixed.. if u don't know how to unhook the theft system.. let someone that knows what they are doing.. but i Malibu runs perfect now :-)

- , Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 241999

Malibu LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

Bad crank sensor, causing tachometer to go crazy. Engine would run very rough but settle out for a few miles.

- , Fort Wayne, IN, USA

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