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Average Mileage:
164,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232008

Monte Carlo Z34 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles


Hello, I went to start my auto and it wouldn't start. Jumped the auto off and it began to run. Drove it to store about 2 miles down the road and the service engine light came on. Drove it immediately home and turned the ignition off. Went to start it that same evening and it wouldn't start. Tried to jump it off again to take to local store for a battery change and it wouldn't jump off. Took battery out and found out it had a dead cell. Exchanged and replaced in car to restart...turned over once and then all the dash and interior lights went out. Towed to local auto repair store and they put it on a boost and it wouldn't start...they immediately told me it was the engine and i needed a new replacement. I consequently have called someone else and they told me it may be the plastic intake manifold and it could be fixed with out needing a new engine after all...anyone with this problem please let me know how you handled the situation. Thanks~

- Chase H., Fishers, IN, US

problem #1

Oct 042008

Monte Carlo LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles

well it started when i got stuck at a store the car wouldn't start it turns over but no running , then we put in a fuel filter it started but later stalled , so we got a gas tank and a fuel pump it ran ok for 2 weeks ,then one morning it wouldn't start it cranks but no running , then later that night i tried it for a chance it would start and it did , but i don't want to drive it i could be getting towed with the darn thing ,. u got any clues on what it could be let me know thank so very much ..

- dart196804, Rochester, NY, US

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