2011 Chevy Malibu ltz


Asked by Mar 20, 2016 at 07:19 AM about the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just bought this 2011 Chevy Malibu ltz
from a shop about 4 days ago, As is, no
warranty. Well the same night the check
engine light came on, took it to orileys the
next day it says "cylinder 4 misfire" and the
service traction light came on. We changed
the plug in 4, thought maybe it would work.
It didn't. So we switched the coil pack with
#2 and figured if it was that, it would show
"Cylinder 4 misfire". I'm not really sure
what to do. The car lot told me not to
worry that he would help fix it when he get
a mechanic but I'm being told to try and
take the car back since it'll cost a lot to fix
it. It has only been 4 days since I took the
loan out on it. Any suggestions?

4 Answers

Tom Demyan

So when you switched the coil pack from #4 to #2, you would get a P0302 and that would tell you the coil pack is faulty. Is that what happened? If the fault was still on #4, the wiring to the coil can be faulty or something with that cylinder. You will need to perform a leak down test to see if that is your issue. Since you already took a loan out and the deal was As-is, your stuck with the car. The lot you bought it from might take it back, but you will lose a lot of money in the deal. I always recommend getting a used car check out before purchase, but you'll know for next time. Do some test to see what your options are and let us know.

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AH Tom you forgot to mention the injectors, you covered the rest of it nicely. Isn't Spring nice, sneeze, cough, UGGH lousy lawn. LOL


When we changed the coil pack, it didn't say anything about it being faulty. It was still Cylinder 4 misfire. The man told me that he would fix it for me not to worry about it or anything so if needed, could I use that in court if he doesn't? The codes were cleared before I got it, I say this because they came on the exact same day that I got the car. I'm paying 9,800.


The code was P0304

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