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1998 Chevy Malibu is using excessive oil. Had an oil change done back in October 2012 . Then checked Oil level in December of 2012 and was about 3/4 low in oil! why ?

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First thing check make sure oil pan drain plug tight. check make sure oil filter tight. try tighten oil filter by hand see if turn tighten oil filter clockwise direcction if all is good. how many miles on vechicle.could have oil leaks park vechicle in spot that clean.move vechicle see if you see oil spots on ground if yes.your front timing cover seal leaking oil or rear main oil seal ;eaking.or valve cover gaskets leaking.if find no oil leaks more likely engine burning oil.replace pcv valve.check air filter if you see oil in air filter housing either have bad pcv valve or pcv not getting vacuum make sure pcv valve getting vacuum when engine running vacuum should be felt at pcv if not pcv valve bad or pcv hose disconnected broken or plugged.if pcv valve okay engine has worn piston rings.worn valve seals or guides or oil return holes stopped up thats all possible reasons for engine burning oil.if spark plugs oil fouled engine burning oil.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: oil change 2007 chevy malibu maxx

2.2L takes 5 quarts
3.5L and 3.9L take 4 quarts

Both quantities are with oil and filter change

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Reset my engine oil low in 2007 chevy impala

it will say in your owners manual but i believe you turn your ignition key to the run position not the start. and pump the gas pedal 3 times with in 5 seconds

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: like 3 days after i got my oil changed in my 2006

This is an idication of a severe oil leak. Check the oil level in your engine to see if there is any in it. Add to the full mark and return to the oil change shop and ask them to see where the leak is. Do not operate without oil. Severe engine damage will occur. Hope this helps Moe

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 2008 chevy malibu and i just had my oil

  1. Display "OIL LIFE RESET" on the Driver Information Center (DIC).
  2. Press and hold the "ENTER" button for at least one second. An "ACKNOWLEDGED" display message will appear for three seconds or until the next button is pressed. This will tell you the system has been reset.
  3. Turn the key to "LOCK/OFF". If the "CHANGE OIL SOON" message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: ho do you remove oil pan on 1998 chevy malibu 3.1

take out the oil pan bolts and take it out might have to undue motor mounts and jack up engine to get pan out.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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