1997 Chevrolet Malibu

1997 Chevrolet Malibu Prices
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Fuel Economy
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Fuel Pressure Regulator, Fuel Injector(s) and Intake Manifold Gasket, 3.1L engine only. The cost to repair the Fuel Pressure Regulator is estimated at $67.96 for parts and $45.50 for labor, 2.4L engine, and $91.00 for labor, 3.1L engine. The cost to repair the Fuel Injectors is estimated at $127.46 for parts and $71.50 for labor, 2.4L engine, and $117.00 for labor, 3.1L engine. The cost to repair the Upper and Lower Intake Manifold Gasket is estimated at $54.95 for parts and $383.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Transmission & Driveline

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Wheel Speed Sensors. This problem can cause diagnostic trouble codes to be set or false cycling of the ABS while braking at low speeds. The cost to repair the Wheel Speed Sensors is estimated at $110.55 each for parts (there are four) and $84.50 each for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Moderate Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Blower Motor Resistor Block and HVAC Control Module in the dash. The cost to repair the Blower Motor Resistor Block is estimated at $23.50 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the HVAC Control Module is estimated at $162.40 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Ignition Lock Cylinder and Ignition Switch. A problem with the Ignition Lock Cylinder can cause the Security Indicator on the Instrument Panel to be illuminated. A problem with the Ignition Switch can cause some fuses to not receive battery power when the Ignition Switch is in the run position. The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $156.63 for parts and $45.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Ignition Switch is estimated at $133.02 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Instrument Panel Cluster. This can cause some lights to remain lit when they should not be or gauge readings to be incorrect. The cost to repair the Instrument Panel Cluster is estimated at $391.58 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems
Brakes Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5
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