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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
113,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 102008

Malibu LS 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I HAVE AN 03 MALIBU LS WITH A 3.1L ENGINE. HAS HAD A FUEL PUMP, WATER PUMP, HEAD GASKET, AND A NEW HEAD DUE TO BOLT HOLDING ROCKER ARM STRIPPING THE THREADS. ALL FACTORY WARRANTY FIXES EXCEPT FOR THE $1,500 HEAD REPLACEMENT. THE $1,000 EXTENDED WARRANTY COST ME AND SAVED ME. HUM.... NOW THE DARN THING STARTS AND DIES!!! IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE IGNITION OR PASSLOCK. WHEN THE KEY IS TURNED ON, NO DASH LIGHTS COME ON. THIS INDICATES THAT IT WILL START THEN DIE. I HAVE SPRAYED THE SWITCH WITH CONTACT CLEANER, BUT PROBLEM STILL THERE. IT ONLY SEEMS TO HAPPEN AFTER THE CAR HAS BEEN SITTING OVERNIGHT. THE ONLY THING I CAN DO TO GET IT GOING, IS TO TURN THE KEY ON AND OFF UNTIL THE DASH LIGHTS COME ON AND THEN IT WILL CONTINUE TO RUN WHEN STARTED. ANYONE THINK ITS A SENSOR OR SWITCH ETC....ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED...

- , Batesville, AR, USA

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