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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before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be
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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.
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.
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.
check out my blog for a little more insight on this repair
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.
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.
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.
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