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.
Result of Rod Knock
Result of Rod Knock. After pulling the engine there is a evident rod knock.
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
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.
2001 Chevy Malibu
This is my 01 chevy malibu, i know my stereo is still factory, and wont
hook up to my amp and all that, i just havent gotten around to it yet, but
its a good car an average driver would like, not really sporty, or luxury
car. just something to get you around
watch the newest video of the malibu after the customization:
Modified 01 Chevy Malibu (HD)
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
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
2001 Chevy Malibu Won't Start - Anti-Theft, Security Flaw
This is related to 2001 Chevy Malibu I hopped in and it would not start.
Sounded and acted like it was out of gas, or the fuel pump was bad, or
there was no spark to fire the plugs. I googled for like 2 hours and found
a solution, tried it and it worked! Turn the key to the "On" position for
10 - 15 minutes, turn it to the "Off" position for like 5 seconds (In the
video I said 5 minute, but did not realize how PISSED OFF I was At
CHEVY)... It worked. Second video was after the 11 minutes I waited,
turned off for 5 seconds and then it started...
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,
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