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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
121,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 102011

Malibu 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles


I just bought this car used from a Chevy dealership in Jackson, TN. I found the problem on the day after the purchase and all they had to say was it will be $800. I was going to replace it myself until I talked to my mechanic. He said I will need to get a newer (permanent fix) gasket, replace the thermostat, and flush the cooling system. I'm afraid to touch it because if I fix one thing, something else will go wrong. I wish GM would take care of this addressed issue. I have a 2003 Tahoe and I love it. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I just bought this Malibu and I will take the first decent offer I get on it. I am not saying GM makes all there cars crappy, just some of them. The one I happen to own!!!!

- , Milan, TN, USA

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