my 1998 Malibu knocks hard whn stsated

Asked by Apr 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had the heads redone car sat for 3 months fixed drove it home clean it up went to the
store drove back home no problems 3 hours later start the car it started knocking like its
not getting oil to the rods  it idels high thn back low hearing the knocking try to move it
stalls the pressure out of the tailpipe is sputtering need info to figure out dis

1 Answer

69,475

Were the head gaskets leaking? If so you should have changed your oil twice as part of the repair. If you didn't change it now. If your oil is contaminated with coolant it's possible that you damaged the bearings. How's your oil pressure? Is your check engine light or service engine soon light on? If so, have your trouble codes read and post them. Most auto parts stores will do it for free. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    2,100
  • #2
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    2,010
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,032 Great Deals out of 61,576 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,070 Great Deals out of 74,067 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,038 Great Deals out of 70,978 listings starting at $750
Used Hyundai Sonata
685 Great Deals out of 47,324 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
788 Great Deals out of 76,969 listings starting at $888
Used Nissan Maxima
339 Great Deals out of 23,515 listings starting at $1,550
Used Chevrolet Camaro
400 Great Deals out of 31,721 listings starting at $2,395

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
322 Great Deals out of 36,514 listings starting at $13,610
2016 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
158 Great Deals out of 6,027 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
188 Great Deals out of 5,630 listings starting at $8,795
2014 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
160 Great Deals out of 4,228 listings starting at $6,999
2013 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 2,541 listings starting at $6,700

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.