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.
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Engine Knock
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
3100 Engine Rebuild
Rebuilding a 3100 V6.... Repair cost was $1,200 using Re-man cam and crank.
Chevy 3.1 engine problem. Fuel pressure regulator
My moms 2000 Malibu started giving problems. Hard to start, loping and
dying at idle, loss of power, Smell of rotten eggs from the Exhaust, and the check engine light was on. I
located the problem. It was the Fuel regulator. This film is to tell of the
problems, and how to check and replace the regulator.
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement (S1E4)
Demonstrated on a 2004 Buick Century 3.1L V6 FWD.
In this video, we demonstrate how to perform an intake manifold gasket
replacement on a front-wheel-drive 3.1L V6 engine, in this case in a 2004
Buick Century. This is a common point of failure on General Motors' 3.1L,
3.4L, and 3.8L V6 engines, which are used in a large number of passenger
cars across most of GM's model lines.
*** DIY POSSIBLE, BUT TOUGH ***
This repair task should only be attempted by advanced DIYers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the disclaimer text at the start of the video
before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be
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How To Install Replace Idler Pulley Chevy Malibu 97-03 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace a
screeching, squeaking or worn engine idler pulley. This video is applicable
to the Chevy Malibu, years 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, and 03.
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
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.
2014 Chevrolet Malibu Start Up and Review 2.5 L 4-Cylinder
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Camerons Car Reviews Score: 4/5
Powertrain Options: 2.5 L 4-Cylinder or a 2.0 L turbo 4-Cylinder with a 6-Speed Automatic FWD
Features: Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, Backup Camera,
AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Chevy MyLink, Dual Zone Climate Control, Leather
Seats, Powered Seat(s), Sunroof, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, FWD Collision
Warning, Cruise Control, USB Port(s), AUX Input, Tilt & Telescopic Steering
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 2.5 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS Inline 4
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 191 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
horsepower 197 hp
@ 6300 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 37.4 ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 15.8 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 395.0/568.8 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 25/36 mpg
BASIC 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
DRIVETRAIN 5 yr./ 100000 mi.
FREE MAINTENANCE 2 yr./ 24000 mi.
ROADSIDE 5 yr./ 100000 mi.
RUST 6 yr./ 100000 mi.
FRONT HEAD ROOM 39.0 in. FRONT HIP ROOM 55.0 in.
FRONT LEG ROOM 42.1 in.
FRONT SHOULDER ROOM 57.5 in.
REAR HIP ROOM 54.3 in.
REAR HEAD ROOM 37.5 in.
REAR LEG ROOM 36.8 in.
REAR SHOULDER ROOM 57.1 in.
Competitors: Ford Fusion, Chrysler 200, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord,
Volkswagen Passat, Nissan Altima, Mazda 6
Trims: LS, LT, LTZ,
What Camerons Car Reviews has to say about the Malibu:
World smallest V12 engine
Apparently the builder's name is Yesus Wilder and he only used three
materials to build the engine. Stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.
All credits to him.
2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test
This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel
Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty
years. The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its
50th anniversary. Find more crash tests on our web site:
1999 CAVALIER WATER PUMP
A quick Tutorial on changing the water pump on a 99 Chev Cavalier. also
tips on the timing and chain tension..
American Aston Martin? '66 Malibu: /BIG MUSCLE
• ENZO MORALES
A long wheelbase, v8 or v12 power, front engine/rear drive configuration,
and a sport-tuned suspension with four comfy seats inside. That ladies and
gentlemen is the recipe for any good grand touring car. Modern automobiles
like the Mercedes-Benz CL63, BMW M6 and the Bentley Continental GT are
perfect examples of this. How about a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu though
- what about that? When released in 1966, this 2nd generation Chevelle was
nothing more than a mid-priced, nicely appointed people mover with some
decent styling. However now, some 47 years later, owner Enzo Morales has
transformed this particular car into a jaw-dropping, hardcore styled road
burner that is just as happy running the super-slab at triple digits as it
is carving up your favorite back road.