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Check engine code reflects a vacuum hose leak

2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr with 190000 miles, just replaced all spark plugs and wires about 6 months ago, no other problems at this time that I know of. We are looking at this car to purchase for our teenager. Please help if you can.

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Is this a vehicle you own or are considering buying? If it's the latter, let me say from my own personal experience I wouldn't consider buying a vehicle with such high mileage unless it's a foreign car like a Civic, even then it's a major risk that you will have transmission or engine problems shortly after buying. However, if are serious about this purchase and you think there may be a vacuum leak, open the hood, start the car and listen for any hissing. That's a definite indication there may be a disconnected or broken vacuum line.

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