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.
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.
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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 Chevy Malibu MAF Ground problem
This is a good video on how to check sensor grounds using a voltmeter. Once
you get more comfortable with this type of testing, it is far more accurate
than the ohmmeter. The key though is to make sure the circuit you are
testing is "loaded".
Also to all of you "free diagnostics" parts supply companies. YOU CANNOT
CHANGE A PART BASED ON A TROUBLE CODE!!!!!
P0325 Knock Sensor Diagnosis - EricTheCarGuy
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As you can see by the title this video covers the diagnosis and repair of a
P0325 on my 1997 Subaru Legacy L model with 2.2L engine backed by an auto
trans. I did have some trouble with the 'factory' diagnostic procedure but
thankfully my friend Mark at Wells Electronics had a test that involved a
voltage drop across the sensor that worked perfectly. I hope this video
illustrates the import ants of understanding a circuit that you're
diagnosing as opposed to just throwing parts at something, with a little
time and effort you can do a proper diagnosis.
Click below and Stay Dirty
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Dumb Things NOT To Do To Your Car
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 47 years, shows some of the dumb
things he's seen people do to their cars. And, If you like my car help, be
sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on
YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
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 $140 Best Buy
Priced between 2009-2011
97 malibu no start
97 malibu no start, antitheft went wrong, wont start, cranking engine,
light flashing, car wont start, wont run, starting problem,
World smallest V12 engine
Apparently the builder's name is Yesus Wilder and he only used three
materials to build the engine. Stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze.
All credits to him.
Chevy 3.1 engine problem. Fuel pressure regulator
My moms 2000 Malibu started giving problems. Hard to start, loping and
dying at idle, loss of power, Smell of rotten eggs from the Exhaust, and the check engine light was on. I
located the problem. It was the Fuel regulator. This film is to tell of the
problems, and how to check and replace the regulator.
chevrolet malibu engine shuddering !!
I have Chevrolet Malibu 2000 with a v6 3.1 sfi engine, and it has been like
one month and the engine started shuddering, it is becoming worst day by
day, I replaced the spark plugs, engine mountings, ignition coils, fuel
pump and I balanced tires, but still!! You can hear the weird sound from
the Exhaust, and the smell of the gas
coming out of the Exhaust is really
Btw, the engine does not shudders contentiously! I dunno how to describe
this, but it shudders then it stops then again it shudders then it stops!
it starts shuddering when i accelerate normally but if i pushed the pedal
to the limit the engine does not shudder!!
Please help me to figure out what is the problem with my engine!? I spent
more than 400$ trying to fix this problem!