I have a Malibu with what sounds like the famous piston slap, however it doesnt go away. I replaced the lifters because I had to replace a leaking intake gasket anyway. It has new plugs and wires and has always made the sound even before replacing them. It sounds like it's coming from the top of the engine however I am open to any and all diagnostics. Please leave a comment. Thanks
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2001 Chevy Malibu 3.1L rod knock
Vehicle had intake manifold gasket replaced, throttle body and IAC cleaned. It then started stall while test driving, followed by starting to make this noise. The day after this video was made, I moved the car into my driveway and it stopped running for good, refusing to turn over. Once I opened it up, found one of the pistons had disintegrated and a chunk of it got wedged in the crank. I also found the head of a valve. My best guess right now is that a valve seat dropped into the cylinder and started to rattle around until it broke the valve, which then busted up the piston. The engine in the car has since been replaced and now runs like a champ.
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3100 V6 Ticking Noise
96 Skylark, 3100 SFI V6. It's made quieter ticking sounds before but not nearly this loud. I've been using part synthetic high mileage oil for almost a year, just dropped in some Mobile Super Synth and this started up. Lifter tick? Piston slap? Knock? Something else? Apologies for the crappy camera work, I was trying to focus on sound and I don't usually record video. :\
When it started it was erratic, and then it could only be heard at a LOW idle. Now you hear it until the engine drowns it out at higher revs.
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3.4L GM Pontiac... Piston slap???
Ok so I recorded this for smart heads to tell me whether this is the infamous piston slap or what! Note, there is plenty of oil in the engine. Notice that around 3:50 the noise completely stops.
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Don't go out and buy a new EGR valve for $100. Heres how to fix it yourself. If you have the code P0401 EGR flow insufficient, just clean the passage way. Using a wire coat hanger or piece of flexible yet strong wire and throttle body cleaner you can clean this yourself. Afterwards make sure to clean out your throttle body of all the crud deposits. This engine is in my 98 Buick century, along with Chevy Malibu, Chevy Lumina, Grand Am, Grand prix. Thanks for watching
UPDATE: FIXED** '01 Chevy Malibu - Check Engine (low power, vibrating/shaking)
Let me begin by saying that if you have these symptoms it is better to scrap the car or sell it as inoperable. The repairs were extensive and costly, but luckily it was covered under my extended warranty. The following repairs/problems were fixed:
1. rocker arm stripped - New Rocker Arm
2. leaking valves - Valve Job
3. head gasket - Head Gasket Replaced (it wasn't blown...idk why they replaced it)
4. Several seals/gaskets replaced and a rod assembly are also included in the repair report.
Sorry if this information is vague, the report is very hard to interpret.
1. Engine lacks power
2. Entire car/engine shakes (especially when at a standstill in "D")
3. Makes a diesel-like noise and sounds like it will die
4. Check Engine light on
5. Possibly leaky muffler?
This is a 1999 Chevy Malibu with the 3.1 V6 and the 4-speed auto transmission. It has 58,500 miles on the odometer.
ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED!
I was thinking it could be the catalytic converter or maybe a cracked distributor cap. I'm taking it to the dealer on Monday on extended warranty, but I've never trusted them and never will.