Car running horrible and won't idle after slamming on breaks. The other day I was driving home and just got off the freeway. An older person ran a red light and I had to slam on the breaks

Asked by Mar 10, 2014 at 09:27 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Right away the check engine light came on and the car was
chugging. Also I smelled fuel and plastic burning. Light
check says fuel injector problem. Done one says the orings
but I'm not sure. And help us greatly appreciated

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You probably have leaky injectors. I would replace them. Clean your Idle Air Control Valve and throttle body also. While you're in there, you may as well change out your Throttle position sensor as well.

When I took it in and they said it might be the o rings they checked the air control and throttle. But I'll look into the injectors. Thanks will keep upto date what I find

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