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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Problems

No Start Due to Failed Passlock Sensor

The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.

The Fuel Gauge May Not Read Correctly and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0455/P0461

The fuel gauge may not read correctly and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0455/P0461 stored for a fuel level sensor issue. These faults may be caused by a fuel vapor line inside the fuel take interfering with the fuel level sensor. If this is found to be the case, repositioned and securing the vapor line should correct this concern. If no fault is found with the fuel vapor line, the fuel level sensor itself may be at fault.

"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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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

What causes transmission to lose acceleration. (1 answer)

I have to give it more gas to get it up to speed. Starts fine and stays running does not misfire. There is fluid leak in granny. Would like to know if that can be fixed and where to look. This just suddenly came on.

My car shut down while I was driving it ll start back once I turn the key (1 answer)

The oil and battery light came on the dashboard once it cut off I check all my liquids besides the trans

It started sounding loud around exhaust manifold area and seems to lost compresi (1 answer)

Lost power and compresssion

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1998 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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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

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I have a 1998 Chevy Malibu when I am putting gas in at the pump it is running out under the car. There is a little black box which is supposed to filter the fumes instead the gas is going thru this box and running out on the groun. I thought this box wwas bad so I replaced it the gas is still going into the box and out on the ground. Can someone plz help me solve this problem no holes in the ...
muy 98 malibu front right brake hangin up new caliper new rotor new pads please help
1998 Chevrolet Malibu I purchased car with 65,000 miles, now it has over 316,000 miles. Original engine and transmission. No major problems other than the lower intake manifold gasket that I replaced at 200,000. Great car

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