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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012008

Malibu 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


I would like to get a replacement, discount or free service on my 1997 Malibu. I've had my car since 2004 and had to get another motor in 2005 which is needed now.this car has put me down a lot not only problems with the motor but the ignition locked up and I had to replace that as well as the brakes and rotors that last about 2 or 3 months. I also have a problem with the lights not working properly they only work on high beam. I can't find a more reasonable mechanic that's willing to repair the motor that I currently have due to the type which is a 2.4 and a used motor cost about half the price of a new one. Please help!

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #2

May 252002

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Intake manifold gasket leaks on my 1997 Chevrolet Malibu. The local Chevrolet dealer verified this problem with my car and recommended gasket replacement at a cost of $585. Mileage is only 46,000. I must continue to add coolant at regular intervals otherwise engine will overheat.

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 141999


  • miles
No summary

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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