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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Overheating problems with Chevy Malibu '01
**Update** Problem solved: After changing the head gasket, it ran almost as
good as new and haven't been in need of adding water or coolant since
that... (besides filling it up after the repair ;) !)
So I had this problem: The temperature was rising very quickly and the
system lost a lot of water. I couldn't find any leakages, but after awhile,
there was a steady stream out of the overflow hose.
First I was guessing some tube was blocked, but I didn't know what to do.
2000 Subaru Outback Limited rod knock or piston sl
This knock started only when the car was cold about 12000km ago. Now it is
there all the time. I have driven about 5000km with it sounding like this,
and no substantial change. I can't figure out if i
Buick - Engine Noise and Repair Techniques (1993)
This video, taken from Buick's Know-how Series (KH-168), discusses engine
noise and repair techniques for early 90's Series 3300/3800 engines. Topics
covered include: general repair tips, noise diagnosis for knocking/ticking,
and piston pin rattle.
possible rod knock on a 5.0L ford. this engine has other fuel delivery
issues which are mentioned in a different video. the knock is very
pronouced and will require serious overhauling.
2010 CHEVY MALIBU POWER STEERING FAILURE
2010 MALIBU POWER STEERIN MALFUNCTIONING LESS THAN 10,000 MILES. I'VE BEEN
FIGHTING WITH GM FOR MANY MONTHS TO FIX PROBLEMS,ENGINE KNOCKING NOISE,AIR
CONDITIONING HAS MOLD SMELL. THIS CAR NEARLY CAUSE ACCIDENT BECAUSE OF
POWER STEERING MALFUNCTION..THIS IS A PARTIAL POWER STEERING MALFUNCTION
CAR HAS HAD A MAJOR POWER STEERING MALFUNCTION TO WHERE YOU CANNOT TURN
STEERING WHEEL AT ALL.CAR HAS BEEN IN A SHOP 6 TIMES DEALERS CANNOT FIX
PROBLEMS OR FIND PROBLEMS.THIS CAR IS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN!!!!!
Jaguar V8 Potential Rod Knock
I was told that I have a rod knock but there are chances that it could be
failed timing chain tensioners making the chain slap really bad. I won't
know until I take apart the engine.