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1997 malibu

I have a malibu my abs light is on my water low light is on and my engine check light is on i just got a new used engine put in and like 3 mouths ago..i need help what to do.

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i have a problem with the focus next to the "check engine"... i dont know wich name is or how to explain that...but its like a low battery but it isnt because it is not...the focus its between the focus of the battery and the check enginee...

There are only so many warning lights it could be. If it's not the battery or Check Engine itself it could be the Overheat sign if you don't have a temp gauge, Low Oil Light or ABS or Brake Light. If it's the ABS or brake light that is indicating a problem in your brake system or the Hand Brake is stuck. based on the location between the Check Engine and Battery lights my first thought is it is Low Engine Oil or Traction Control, commonly shown by a TC in a circle. Check your engine oil, Radiator fluid level and make sure you don't have the Traction Control turned off. I know in my mothers Malibu, which is a 2000, there is a button on the side of the shifter that you press to turn Traction Control and Overdrive off but I always that that was specific to the motor she had installed since it is a V8 that actually cuts to a V6 unless it needs the power of the other 2 cylinders. If you still have a question about that warning light describe what it looks like and I will see if I can identify it better.

Aug 24, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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engine check light is on asb light is on and water low light is on...what should i do..

You should first check the level of the coolant in your radiator first thing, when your engine is cool. If it is low, add some coolant and check for leaks.
Next, take your vehicle to a local auto parts store, such as autozone, and they will scan your vehicle codes for free, and tell you what is causing the check engine light and ABS light. You can then decide what is up and what needs fixed first on your car.

Apr 19, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

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Are there any indication lights on? For Example, check engine light, low washer fluid light, abs light. If any of those are on afetr the car has turned on, that could be the case.

Oct 29, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

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2000 Chevy Malibu- check engine light

Have the DIS module checked and the coil pack for cyl 3. If either/both of those need replaced, have it done and have the codes cleared. Then see if it clears the others.

You may need a TPS (throttle position sensor) as well.

Sep 11, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Malibu

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