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.
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
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.
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.
0-60 in a 2001 Chevy Malibu
Actually, when I looked at the movie later on, it turned out to be more of
a 0-70 run! The accelerator has to be feathered off the line due to the
cold pavement and narrow snow tires. It is set up to shift about 300 RPM
before red line under full throttle, as close as one would want to get with
a car they have to use for their daily bread transportation, it helps with
longevity. Kilometers are 213,000 or 132,000 miles. The car was in 3, not
overdrive, thus the sharp eyed would notice the tachometer at 3000 RPM at
70. In overdrive, the RPM at this speed is just over 2000 RPM, giving
nice, quiet and long-legged cruising.
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...
3500+hp Twin Turbo MALIBU -190mph in 4.20 sec!!!
-HD for Best Quality- Is this the World's Fastest Chevy Malibu? Running
under 4.20 at over 190mph on radials we think it might be. Jason Carter's
Twin turbo Malibu driven by Mark Micke
from M&M Transmissions. The car features a Nelson's Competition built 548
BBC, 2 SPD TH400 w/Lockup Converter both by M&M Transmissions and Twin
Garret GTX 98mm turbos. This car was one
of the first small tire turbo cars back
in the golden years of the Orlando World Street Nationals, and in recent
years this team has won Championships in both ADRL Pro Radial and the NMCA.
This is one bad ass BU!
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:
CHANGING SPARK PLUGS AND WIRES GM 3.1/3.4 V6
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in this video joetheautoguy shows you how to change plugs and wires on a
general motors 3.1 liter v6. these have many different ways but i find that
this is the easiest.
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