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1998 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 282007

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


1998 Chevy Malibu: Faulty intake manifold gasket resulting in coolant leak in engine. Resulted in engine needing to be replaced and upper intake gasket changed at $2000 Canadian. Two months later, and less tan 5,000 kms later, fuel tank needs to be replaced. Less than 30 days later, upper intake gasket and front brakes need to be changed at cost of $1500 Canadian.

- Thunder Bay, 00, USA

problem #2

Nov 271999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver ran over an object in the vehicle and it ruptured the gas tank, allowing fuel leakage. This is due to the tank being mounted under the rear seats. Dealer said it was a road hazard. Consumer wants cost for fuel tank replacement to be covered by dealer.

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 051998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas guage failed.

- Rolling Hills Estates, CA, USA

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