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I drive a 2006 chevy malibu my check engine light came on. I had a diagnostic done on the car and it says. The fuel emission system error problem with or valve, fuel pump, or sparl plugs.

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Use a code scanner first.. Garages are in business to make MONEY.A new gas cap cost $10 to $15.00 [ It might work ] Next replace gas valve [cost around $30 to $50 ] Next a purge valve cost $30 to $50.Cost less than $100 ,but if you put your car into a garage they will do a diagnostic test][$80 per hour],a smoke test [$75 hour] And then they will charge you $75 a hour to put the part in.And you will have to drive your car around for over 100 miles before the computer will reset itself [obc ,on board computer. Do not disconnect the battery cables to reset the code,use a code skinner to reset the code.

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It could be the start of a throttle valve body problem with moist getting into your engine here is the solution. You have a build up of oil/water in the resevoir on your air intake duct, take the two clamps off, one on the throttle body, the other off the air filter box and spray the duct work with brake fluid cleaner (outside if possible) make sure you spray the resevoir, then wipe clean your throttle body with a cloth sprayed with carb cleaner. After the duct work is dry reassemble, clear your codes with a code reader and you should be good to go

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Make sure that your gas cap was properly tightened erase the code and see if it comes back on some of the newer cars

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

  • mandry Jan 06, 2011

    I drive a 2006 chevy malibu as well and the same thing has happen to me and I did change check the gas cap as well as purchasing a new one and the problem still exist. Same diagnostic was giving to me as well.


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