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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Engine Problems

27 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu. 5 of these members (18.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 6 engine repairs to 2002 Chevrolet Malibus--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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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 US $178 Replaced water pump 
39000   Check engine light on, replaced fuel cap, tested vapor recovery system  
85000 US $800 Lower Intake Gasket replacement 
91476 US $301 Replaced ignition switch due to random inability to start. 
34000   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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