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Chevrolet Malibu Ignition Module or Coil May Fail Causing Engine Misfire

Chevrolet Malibu Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2008, 2009, 2010

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.5L V6

Average Mileage: 75,333 mi (38,000 mi - 110,000 mi)


The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing.

  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 38,000 mi

    waranty replaced coil

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 77,600 mi

    My car misfiring and they haven't been able to find the problem

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 61,200 mi

    3rd cylinder not responding after maintenance, taken to engine shop, engine is misfiring

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  • Smoothjas, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 75,000 mi

    To whom it might concern:

    I was experiencing all of thee misfire problems and replace all which might cause the, it was not until check another sight out which offered possible solution I had not considered; Verbatim:

    " Number 1 injector harness control wire( black) has a break in it causing all the above issues. You can replace the short harness or find the break in the wire and repair it. I found the break in the harness about two inches back from connector, it makes a hard bend back in to the loom".

    I took the advice of the person who delivered the above information and solved my 6 month old problem. I do not know who he is, but I take my hat off to him..

    Good Luck.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 78,000 mi

    Low pressure (90lbs) in cylinder 2 causing missfire. I have been the only owner and carried out regular maintenance. Out of warranty 8 months.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 110,000 mi

    While trying to pass a vehicle my 4th cylinder misfired and i lost almost any acceleration. diagnostics then found error codes for the multiple misfire and misfire of the 4th cylinder and another error code for failure of the catalytic converter. i replaced all the ignition coils and the catalytic converter to fix the problem

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 47,700 mi

    Engine light goes on for a few days then goes off. Headlights occasionally dim. OBD code 0323. Hasn't been repaired yet.

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