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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Owner Comments

problem #2

May 302008

Prizm 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


It shuts off, when you start it, when you drive it, and despite the pump giving good pressure, the injectors being clean, the fuel lines clear, the air intake and exhaust clean and clear the thing keeps getting worse. I could use some advice thats actually workable. I had one guy tell me 1200 and he could replace the fuel pump, ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. To many thiefs and not enough problem solvers.

- , Jackonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 022008

Prizm LS 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

morning start - push accelerator and car almost stalls - happens until car is fully warmed up. check engine light code indicates a running lean condition. replaced fuel pump and no relief. notice that on cold mornings, 40 degrees or so, the problem is not as severe. car has never actually stalled but it is a little scary when pulling out in to traffic.

- , Lutz, FL, USA

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