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Chevrolet Malibu Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

Chevrolet Malibu Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2012

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.1L V6, 3.6L V6

Average Mileage: 91,591 mi (35,000 mi - 219,000 mi)


The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

  • ljhall281, , 3.6L V6, 36,600 mi

    I was driving on highway and the car just lost power, it was only for a few seconds and than I was able to accelerate again. another time I was at a drive thru and car just turned off and it would not start for able 5 minutes, acted as if it was out of gas (infact it had 1/2 tank of gas .I took into Chevy dealer they kept the car for a week and returned it to me saying they could not find anything wrong . I left the dealership and an hour later I turned the car off and it would not start again it acted as if I was out of gas . After 39 minutes the car started again. The dealership asked if they could drive over weekend to try and duplicate situation , I was not really comfortable with that , but what choice do I have . I need my car fixed . I don't understand why they are unable to find out what is wrong with my car. I only bought this car 2 1/2 months ago . I am afraid that they sold me a lemon.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 74,123 mi

    Check engine light is on now it won't start at all.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 62,000 mi

    Car stalls at low speeds. This last time it stalled I couldn't get it to start for 10 minutes. It would turn over, but would stall out right away.
    I haven't had it looked at yet. Will try

    replacing fuel filter to see if it corrects the problem.

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  • had to put a fuel pump on it

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 58,000 mi

    Fuel pump failed sending an over voltage spike to the fuel control module and burnt out the ECU.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 60,000 mi

    My fuel pump cause my car to over heat

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  • bross333, , 3.1L V6, 75,000 mi

    the fuel gage dose not work ineed to know the the best way to chang it

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  • hnrk, , 3.6L V6, 35,000 mi

    while driving engine suddenly stall & not restarting

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  •  Enthusiast

    Fuel pump had to be replaced at a cost of $565.

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  • Trenrev1, , 3.1L V6, 219,000 mi

    Emgine was rebuilt 3,500 miles ago. Car stalls after 15 minutes and doesn't restart until after another 15 minutes, and this cycle repeats. Check Engine light is not on. I have replaced the fuel filter and the camshaft sensor. The problem is still not solved.

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