CMF Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Re: '99 Malibu 4cyl hard start/hesitation/miss
Of course, the standard routine maintenance items should be checked / done:
Spark plug wires
Clean MAF sensor
Check for vacuum leaks.
Check your gas cap.
Fix the exhaust.
These are ALL routine maintenance items that will affect how your car runs. Before I worried about ANYTHING else, I'd check all of those.
335K miles on original motor and tranny (only motor work 2 x LIM replacement), Monroe SensaTrac struts front and back (new at approx. 300K miles), and Alero discs in back. LS fogs added with custom wiring. HID high beams, HIR low and halogen fogs. Raybestos Pro Grade front rotors and Bendix D747 ceramic pads on front.
Addendum: Rest in peace. Surge tank blew, motor overheated, I think she's lived a long and useful life.