Question about 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

When my car is cold it makes a ratteling sound under the hood but goes away when its warmed up. Now when I put it in gear it sounds like something is jumping. Hyundai sonata 2004 4cyl. just had motor mounts done.

Posted by on

  • scott thomas May 11, 2010

    is it a tapping sound that get faster when you push on the accelerator or does it get louder?



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 350 Answers

Dear craxhmg66, Wed 2-11-2009 3:31pm EST (USA)

Does it jump even when it's warmed up?
Change and/or check the oil ! ! ! !

When my car is cold - 24e5364.jpg

Posted on Feb 11, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I first start my 2008 Honda Accord I hear a rattle sound under the hood after a few minute it stop

There are some good suggestions made on the Honda Accord forum: Some say it could be chain tension and some say related to exhaust since the noise goes away when the car warms up.

I hope I have helped you!

Apr 01, 2017 | Honda Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Sounds like maybe a belt is loose, but they are all tight. Sound goes away after the yukon warms up

Try putting a new belt on, maybe better brand of belt, they do make belt stop sqeek but its not worth buying. Belts can make noise when cold, check to see if maybe your belt skipped a notch.

Feb 16, 2010 | 2002 GMC Yukon Denali

1 Answer

When I sart my 05 Sedona in the morning and put it in to gear it makes a ratteling noise and then when warmed up its fine.... Is this something major?

If it happens for about 10 seconds when it's cold but doesn't happen when the engine is started again until it has sat for several hours then it's your timing chain tensioners. Hyundai/Kia have a TSB for this, see the dealership.

Nov 23, 2009 | Kia Sedona Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Idle and gear shifting 1987 celica automatic

I would suggest hat you replace the timing belt. The noise that you hear is the belt.

Mar 05, 2009 | 1987 Toyota Celica

1 Answer

2001 dodge ram 1500 extended cab

Firstly, this is assuming that this is a 5.2 or 3.9 engine. The newer 4.7 modle would be totally different.
Sounds like a intake gasket issue(#3) intake gaskets and a belly pan gasket were quite common place one these modles.
(#2) The passing gear or kickdown is adjustable at the throttle body
(#1) This sound is quite likely normal for this truck. Have heard of many trucks sounding the same and at the time it was normal.

Aug 13, 2008 | 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Chevrolet Malibu Logo

122 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

77544 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides