Intake manifold gasket

Thomas Deem

Asked by Dec 23, 2015 at 03:26 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had my intake manifold gaskets  replaced and
when I got the car back the coolant was rusty
brown. Should the mechanic have flush the radiator

1 Answer


No. I had the intake manifold gaskets replaced on my '93 Caprice by the dealer and they didn't flush the cooling system. However, a responsible mechanic should have called you and told you the system needed flushing. The only problem with that is on an older model something is likely to spring a leak once it's been flushed out. He probably didn't want to be on the hook for a radiator, water pump, or heater core. HTH. -Jim

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Malibu Questions

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

#1 tenspeed
Reputation 1,830
#2 T_S_T
Reputation 1,460
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala"
935 Great Deals out of 35,693 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord"
1,254 Great Deals out of 78,695 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Altima"
1,340 Great Deals out of 87,462 listings starting at $1,095
Used Toyota Camry"
1,580 Great Deals out of 98,373 listings starting at $895
Used Nissan Maxima"
496 Great Deals out of 24,224 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata"
971 Great Deals out of 51,470 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
799 Great Deals out of 38,820 listings starting at $2,650
Used Kia Optima"
601 Great Deals out of 31,662 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Civic"
1,145 Great Deals out of 59,092 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
25,689 listings starting at $15,168
2016 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
241 Great Deals out of 21,747 listings starting at $11,990
2015 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
191 Great Deals out of 4,922 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
135 Great Deals out of 3,024 listings starting at $8,900
2013 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
203 Great Deals out of 4,755 listings starting at $7,588