2002 Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Malibu 2002

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu repairs by problem area

Engine (60%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (20%)

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 3.1L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

110000 mi

US $75
Water Pump leaking. Replaced water pump with new OEM level. Note that the fin design is different. 
36000 mi

US $178
Replaced water pump 
39000 mi

US $90
Check engine light on, replaced fuel cap, tested vapor recovery system  
85000 mi

US $800
Lower Intake Gasket replacement 
91476 mi

US $301
Replaced ignition switch due to random inability to start. 
34000 mi Piston Slap, Two pistons worn due to so-called "piston slap." Dealer in St. Clould, MN, said noise would not hinder performance.Ha! I complained twice and just before warranty expired, I asked agained about the engine noise. The mechanic rep said it cou 

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