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Just had the entire coolant system replaced on my 07 Malibu about 5 days later my engine dies.it ran great before.they said they took out a sparkplug and it was bent.could they of done something wrong

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It is doubtful that they did something wrong. After all, the car ran for 5 days. You would have seen a puddle of coolant under the car or you would have seen the engine overheat if they had not put everything back together correctly.

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