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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dex-cool anti-freeze was the culprit (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Chevrolet Malibu cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 232008

Malibu LS 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles


Had the same problem as most of the people listed here. Went and put DEX-COOL anti-freeze in my vehicle about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Just in the past few days after replenishing the coolant as it constantly was lost after 4-6 weeks but this time quite sooner, my radiator light is flashing and WILL NOT go out. Googled the problem and 'lo and behold I see that this is a reoccurring problem due to the nylon/silicone intake gaskets GM installed when fabricating this vehicle. The car isn't overheating but the annoying light is driving me crazy as one becomes paranoid seeing it on.

I noticed that GM settled but $50 towards an $800 repair for an 8 year old car because a recall for the gasket should have been made years ago is crazy! Last time I buy anything GM after 1973!!!

- , Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 122006

(reported on)


  • 101,000 miles

the f*ckin mechanic says theres no problem

- , Northridge, CA, USA

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