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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
160,840 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

May 292008

Malibu 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 189,000 miles


k so my car decided to randomly stall for no reason. sometimes with warning sometimes with no warning. when i turn the car on and start driving it will start jerking then ill go to press the gas and it just wont go so i have to shut the car off and then re start it, it usally runs fine after i shut it off then turn it back on but it tends to get scary because it decided to shut off at the worse time. this one time i was driving down a hill turning out onto a busy road i stopped at the end of the hill then when there was a little break in traffic i went to turn onto the road and my steering wheel just wouldn't turn and my breaks were locked up and i couldn't press them in mean while i was holding up traffic and didn't know what to do because it was the first time it had ever happened so i shut the car off and pushed it across the street got in then it started up fine it was really weird since then its happened once or twice but i just cant figure out why it does it i have no engine lights on or anything and my boyfriend how is a mechanic cant figure it out either?????? has this happened to anyone else????

- , Hyannis, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 222006

(reported on)


  • 132,680 miles

I loved my Malibu! Recently in the hot humid weather it does not like to start. It starts then dies at least 3 or more times before it will stay running. Once you get it running she is a charm to die.

The check engine does not come on. Therefore when you take it to the dealership they say nothing is wrong with the car. I do not believe that for a second. I am wondering if it is O2 sensor, Fuel filter, fuel pump, etc. But they they say nothing is wrong. This has happened numerous times. It never happens in the winter, spring or fall. Only in the summer time.

- , Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

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