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1997 Chevrolet Malibu

Tiny

Haines08

January, 5, 2009 AT 10:09 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Chevy Malibu 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 149258 miles

My car has some issues when its just sitting there its fine but idles at 500RPM's when I put it in drive it idles low and wants to die and when I give it gas I have to pretty much put the peddle as far as it will go before it will move and when I go to stop it wants to die also theres a real rich lean gas smell of white smoke coming out of the exhaust when giving it gas and idling please help this is my only transportation?

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Tiny

lsauto

January, 13, 2009 AT 7:13 PM

White smoke is water in the exgust blue would be oil and black is fuel I would pull the plugs and pressure test the cooling system this will tell u if u have a blown headgasket also change the fuel filter if it passes the pressure test and a new set of spark plugs wouldnt hurt again only if it passes the pressure testhope this helps lsauto

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