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.
2001 Chevy Malibu LS Update
All modifications were done myself. Electrical work such as speakers,
lights and headunit were done with the help of a friend.
:: 2001 Chevy Malibu LS Car Specs ::
- 3.1L V6 Engine
- @220 HP
:: Front ::
- New Crystal Clear OEM Headlights
- 8000K HiD Headlights
- 8000K HiD Fog Lights
- Blue LED Signal Lights
- Custom Made Grill (Matte Black Finish w/ Gloss Clear Coat)
- Matte Black Finished Emblem w/ Gloss Clear Coat
:: Sides ::
- Crystal Clear Side markers
- Blue LED Side marker lights
- Matte Black Finish w/ Gloss Clear Coat
:: Rims ::
- Stock w/ Matte Black Finish and Gloss Clear Coat
- Blue Wheel Valve Caps
:: Rear ::
- Night Shade Tinted Tail Lights
- Exhaust Tip
- NYY Licence Plate
- NYY Rear Window Decal Emblem
- 8000K LED License Plate Lights
:: Trunk ::
- Blue LED Lights
:: Interior ::
- Autozone Steering Wheel Cover
- Black and Blue Floor Mats
- Black and Blue Seat Covers
- Blue LED Door Lights
- Blue LED Map/Dome Lights
- Kenwood KDC-BT652U Head Unit
- Metra Single DiN Mounting Kit
- JL Audio 4x9 200W Speakers
- JL Audio 6x9 400W Speakers
- 8000K Glove Box LED Lights
:: Future Modifications ::
- Air Intake
- Magnaflow Dual Pipe CatBack System
- AMP and Subwoofers
- 35% Tints on the Sides / 30% Rear
- 18" Rims
- Lowered 1 1/2"
- Painted Brake Calipers (Blue)
- Blue LED Guages
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
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.
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.
Grand Am Rod knock and missfire
IMPORTANT: some people seem to be confused the purpose of the video was to
only show that the misfire and know where present not a diagnosis.
the cause of the issues are unknown but my best guess was the LIM leak was
going on for a wile i received the car none running on the back of a tow
truck. the misfire also looked to be present before i got the car and the
cause was a burnt Exhaust valve. hope
the clears things up so you do not look silly in the comments
here is a video for a friends dad to show the knock and misfire
EDIT: This car has been fixed and sold as of 1/20/2011
4.3 engine knock lifter or bearing?
any idea weather its a rod bearing or a lifter or even summin else? the
service engine light is on because i have the air intake off. Just did an
oil change not even a week ago (10w30) and added lucas oil treatment to it
also. noise gets faster with rpms
Modified 01 Chevy Malibu (HD)
this is another video of my malibu in HD.
NEGATIVE AND HATE COMMENTS WILL BE REMOVED!!
V6 3.1 liter engine.
4 door car
driver and passenger airbags
paint- gloss black (originally tan) $1000 - MAACO
bodykit- VFiber -- cyber style $513 -AndyAutosport.com
spoiler -- aluminum by Megan Racing $100
rims- BZO Scorpion 17 in $950 (including wheels)
wheels -- Sunew brand 17 in
iPex Angel Eyes/Halo projector headlights with LED $120
Euro Altezza taillights $150
blue underglow- neons, not LED (neons shine brighter) attached to switch on
Extreme Dimensions universal hoodscoop $10 lol
Pulstar spark plugs
Magnecor Spark Plug Wires
Weapon R Dragon air intake (havent installed yet)
3A Racing chrome Exhaust tip -- with
RS-1 Tuning racing pedals $10
LED lights under dash (removable) go with music or you can set it
seat covers, steering wheel cover from AUTOZONE
Kenwood KDC-X395 head unit with eXcelon enhancement and usb/aux/cd/mp3 $120
DM 6x9 1000watt speakers $60 for set of 2
Pyle 4x6 320 watt door speakers $80 for set of 2
SPX Pro Audio 1000 watt amp mounted in trunk wired to battery $150 (sub,
box, amp, wires) - Pepboys
2- 12 inch SPX Audio 1000 watt boxed subs in trunk
Viper 350 HV Alarm Security System with Keyless Entry $350 - Best Buy
Whistler XTR-130 radar/laser detector mounted above mirror wired directly
to passenger side fuse box $140 Best Buy
Priced between 2009-2011
1999 chevy malibu IAC problems? vibration on drive & reverse
the car vibrates when coming to a complete stop while on in gear, but if i
put the car on neutral the vibration becomes more content meaning it doesnt
vibrate as often as it would when in gear..it also does vibrate when
turning my wheel left or right on reverse. and vibrates on reverse even
without turning left or right. any ideas?