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My 98 chevy malibu 3.1l engine makes a whinning noise when driving when sitting idling doesnt make noise just when moving. what is problem please ?

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Cud be a numbr of things with age of car--sounds like transmission issue-has it bin serviced------let a xperiencd mechanic drive vehicle--not a dealer

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Could be power steering pump or alternator. Best way to find out is to get a a couple feet of garden hose and listen closely to each. Its most likely your power steering pump. If it is, buy a new one not rebuilt.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013

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SOURCE: while driving truck makes a humming sound in drive now no reverse

If you have no reverse then yes it needs to be rebuilt. as far as the whining it could be in one of the differentials. or in trans? just depends on where you hear it

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The torque converter clutch circuit may be at fault. The best way to determine the problem is to have a scanner/computer to read check engine codes.

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SOURCE: Where does the flasher go on a 98 chevy malibu

Replacement The turn and hazard flashers are integrated into one flasher on these models. The flasher is located in the hazard warning switch and the hazard warning switch is located on the trim plate. Replace the flasher by unplugging the old one, removing it from the panel, and plugging in the new one.

  1. Remove the bezel from the ignition switch.
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Remove the bezel from the ignition switch

Carefully remove the instrument panel accessory trim plate.

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To remove the trim plate, use a suitable prytool to carefully apply pressure at the retaining clip points . . .

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. . . then gently pull the accessory trim plate away

Detach the electrical connector from the hazard warning switch.

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Unplug the electrical connector from the hazard warning switch . . .

Unfasten the screw securing the hazard warning switch and remove the switch.

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. . . then unfasten the screw securing the hazard warning switch and remove the switch from the vehicle


Installation is the reverse of removal.

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My 2003 Chevy Malibu makes an intermittent noise that sounds like someone is sharpening a pencil in the distance in an electric sharpener! What could it be?


If it is coming from the rear of the vehicle it is possibly the fuel pump. In that event you would hear it more clearly if you are close to the fuel tank as the pump is inside the tank. You should also hear it while the car is stopped with the engine running as the pump will be running normally. If there is no noise from that area it will not be the pump.

If it is a grinding noise from the rear (and you have rear disc brakes)you may have a stone or other hard debris caught and moving around between the metal protection plate that sits behind the disc and the disc itself on one of the rear brake assemblies. Obviously if the noise appears when the car is completely stopped it will not be that.

If coming from the front, you don't mention if the noise occurs when the car is sitting with the engine running or only when you are driving the car. If it is apparent when the car is sitting with the engine running, then open the bonnet and see if you can locate the source of the noise in the engine bay. If there is no noise from the engine bay then rev the engine a few times and see if the noise appears. If not then it is not engine related.

Also when driving the car check if the noise increases and decreases when you are speeding up and slowing down.


Dec 16, 2015 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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98 chevy Malibu 2.4 can drives good for awhile then after awhile push the gas and it gose but it Reaves up and just dose not want to move can let it sit for about an hr


if its revving up pushing on gas pedal it sounds like a transmission problem disengaging when it gets to operating temperature.

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2002 Chevy Malibu with a 3.1ltr enging and a 4 speed automatic trans. The trans has a whinning sound when driving. It's not slipping and shifts correctly. It just has a whinning sound. What could the...


The most common whining noise from that tranny is the transmission pump. Sometimes they have a high pitch whine noise yet nothing wrong its normal. Sometimes its an indication of the pump being over-worked due to a dirty filter or fluid low. Turn engine on and check tranny fluid level. If low add to cold mark on dipstick, check for leaks under vehicle. If fluid appears very black or burnt smell, recommend flushing fluid and replacing filter (located inside tranny pan) yours will be a 4L60E type tranny.

Jan 29, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

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I filled my gas tank with regular gas and 5 mins later the check engine light came on and the low fuel light came on. I turned the car off and let it sit for an hour. I made sure the gas cap was on...


Im faily certain you have a problem with your fuel sending unit. Im not sure how common that is with Chevy Malibus but i replaced that in my 98 jeep cherokee and that did the trick.

Dec 21, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

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My 98 chevy malibu makes a howling noise. it does this driving down the road and also setting still while the engine is still running. it sounds like the noise is coming from the gas tank. could it...


if its coming from the gas tank area the only thing i can think of would be the fuel pump..they make a little humming sound, but if its making a howling sound it might be going bad. does this help?

Apr 10, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Malibu

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My 98 Chevy Malibu v6 3.1 liter engine high idling


You probably have a large vacuum leak. With the engine running, listen under the hood for a hissing sound. Check all of the rubber lines running from the intake.

Mar 04, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

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Rough idle then stalls


Vacume leak or bad idle motor. With the car in park and running with the hood open listen for leaks moving your hand around the different hoses looking for a change in the sounds that you hear. The idel motor also makes the car idel up to 1500 RPM or so right at start-up then idel down, If it doesn;t the idel motor is likly. Check engine light is on when running? Test for codes, Follow code test charts don't skip any steps!.

Nov 02, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

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Vibration/Whinning Noise while drivin


Check fuel pump pressure. sounds silly but my 1500 ram van did this 2 months . replaced a lot of parts then left me sitting on side the road. Cause was fuel filter and pump.

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99 Chevy Malibu belt chirping noise problem.


one or more of the pulley's is defective, most likely the tensioner pulley, but check them all for wear and side to side movement which indicates a worn bearing, this causes the belt to not run true and chirp.

Apr 09, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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