Cavalier engine noise

carajo114
75

Asked by carajo114 May 01, 2011 at 02:22 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Why is my engine making such a bad clacking noise?  I went on a road trip approx. 400 miles, and the car ran fine all the way there.  When we got to our hotel it started ticking.  It only took a few hours for it to get 5 times as loud and turn into a loud clacking instead of a tick.  My car overheats because the cooling fan doesnt come on, but it never used to make that noise despite the cooling fan.  also, after driving on the interstate in backed up traffic, we got back to the hotel and from there the car wouldnt stay running.  The next morning after it had cooled down it stayed running, but not while it was hot.  My oil light was flashing on and off as well.  What's wrong?  If anyone has any info email me at crazy_carajo@hotmail.com. thanks.

1 Answer

homeboymi
395

Can't really tell without being there but it sounds like you have an oil circulation problem. This may have been caused from your engine overheating. I would drain the oil and see if it is sludged up.

Your Answer

Related Questions

  • 1998 Chevy Cavalier 55k miles making noise 3 answers

    Have a 1998 Chevy Cavalier with less than 56 thousand original miles on it. Started making a kind of ticking noise, replaced belt tensioner and noise stopped. The noise is back but now sounds like a d...

    1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • engine noise 1 answer

    I have 55000 miles on a 2005 2.2L cavalier and it just started knocking loudly at idle and sounds as if it is coming form the top front of engine. engine won't go over 4000 rpm sitting still I guess t...

    2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 chevy cavalier died 2 answers

    no noise when died try to start you can hear starter but engine not turning over whats wrong

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • will a 1999 cavalier 2.2 engine make noise if it does not have a thermastat 4 answers

    i have checked everything i dont know why it is makeing the noise it runs fine has not lost any power gets gone but still makes noise in motor the only thing wrong is no thermastat i am afraid to dr...

    1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr STD Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,390
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 820
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
839 Great Deals out of 47,620 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,574 Great Deals out of 61,634 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Impala"
2,054 Great Deals out of 57,358 listings starting at $1,195
Used Honda Accord"
1,397 Great Deals out of 76,862 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,287 Great Deals out of 45,665 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Mustang"
1,127 Great Deals out of 26,305 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
729 Great Deals out of 30,100 listings starting at $2,800
Used Toyota Camry"
1,977 Great Deals out of 75,244 listings starting at $1,291
Used Pontiac Grand Am"
83 Great Deals out of 2,791 listings starting at $1,250
Used Pontiac Sunfire"
16 Great Deals out of 849 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Neon"
40 Great Deals out of 1,611 listings starting at $450
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
93 Great Deals out of 2,662 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
389 Great Deals out of 9,732 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS For Sale
20 listings starting at $1,999
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 73 listings starting at $1,950