1997 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu
$
203
to $
961
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
$
253
to $
554
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
$
181
to $
280
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
$
1,306
to $
2,137
1997 Chevrolet Malibu
$
427
to $
1,206

1997 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

Failure of Instrument Panel Lighting Due to Faulty Panel Dimmer Module

The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

how do I get all four turn signals to start working again? (1 answer)

dimmer switch works, headlights and park lights work, instrument panels work, windshield wipers work, the signals stopped all of sudden

none of my signal lights work, how do I fix that? (1 answer)

the headlights work, tail lights work , dimmer switch works and instrument panel lights and windshield wipers work, signal lights quit all of a sudden

Why did all the water drain out my radiator through tailpipe i think. the coolant light is on along with check engine light. The engine literally sounds fine, and thier is no water mixed with oil, checked dipstick. (2 answers)

The tail pipe isnt spewing white smoke it has a lil smoke but it disappears after awhile. I actually posted. A question just like this one before but forgot to add all the water being gone from my radiator the next day. The regular water did get hot after awhile seem to be steaming from the cap. ...

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Recalls

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.

Recall 03V527000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE RETAINERS COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.
GM Recalls 1997-1998 Vehicles Due to Wiper Failure in Snow

GM recalls 1997-1998 Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Cutlass vehicles in cold weather states because the wiper system may fail due to ice and snow buildup. If the wipers fail, visibility in inclement weather will be poor, which may result in a crash. Dealers will replace the passenger side windshield wiper pivot housing.

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

I hate this car.
this car suck big time
I have had this car for 6 years, bought it new with 88,000 miles on it. I can't say that all I ever changed was the oil, but for the most part, I guess the car has been reliable. Last year's dusting of snow made for a bad winter. I felt the car swerving alot on just a dusting of snow. I have replaced the brakes almost every 2 years, rotors just this past year. The rear struts and coil spri...

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