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1998 Chevrolet Malibu fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 242003

Malibu 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Driving on I-95 for several hours, car feels like it is on cruise control, but it isn't. I take my foot off the accelerator and car is is still doing 65, tackometer says I'm at 2,000 rpms. I pull off highway at a rest stop and have to almost stand on the brakes to stop at a red light. I put it in park at a gas station and the engine revs. Tack still at 2,000 (in park). Mechanic tells me computer diagnostic shows fuel injection problems (motor idle gummed up and getting stuck). I had both kids in the car. If the brakes had given out, we'd all be dead now.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 172002

(reported on)


  • miles
I bought in August of 2000 four monts after I have had this car my problems began since then the car has been in the shop at least 10 times for the same problem the engine light comes on and the car shakes and stalls out.paddock Chevrolet has given me false hope about the car they said they fixed the problem from fuel filters fuel injectors but the problem still occurs they had even after time admitted they can not fix the problem. Recently the problem has gotten worse I have a daughter who just turned a year and all I want is to feel safe on the road I have missed work a couple of time because of the problem and nothing is being done.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 011998


  • miles
When applying brakes vehicle drags. Also, fuel injector blewout. Had to be replaced from dealership.

- Chicargo, IL, USA

problem #1

May 011998


  • miles
No summary

- Flushing, NY, USA

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