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

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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

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