Having problems with your 1997 Chevrolet Malibu ?
97 malibu won't start after running out of gas
\015 Car shut down while driving, was very out of gas. Put some in tank, wouldnt' start. Put more, wouldnt' start. Has oil in it. Couldn't be jumped. Replaced batt., wouldnt' start. Tried to replace fuel filter ourselves, was awful, still wouldn't start. Mech. looked at it, at first said it was ''wierd'', couldn't figure it out. Replaced some spark plugs. Said 5th and 6th had no compression, cam shaft ''broken''. Said I needed new engine and said that it was because of not doing oil changes. (i'd only missed one, parent's owned it before that and took great care of it.) Has less than 100,000 mi. on it!\015
Try to check the timing belt and also check the valve check the clearance and also change the oil seal to insure there will be no loose compression.And check the tension wire and the distribution cap.
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