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My '99 chevy malibu ran out of water, and now it will not crank. It makes a grinding sound when i try to crank it, and it also shoots water from the place, i guess, where the head gasket is. I can see water dripping from the bottom of the motor when i put water in it. After i put the water in and try to crank it, all the water goes away fast and it makes that grinding sound.

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If ran it with ouut water / coolant for to long possible blew up engine --if water going out as fast as putting in --freeze out plug gone or damaged --head cracked --engine block cracked

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SOURCE: 1999 chevy malibu engine keeps over heating,

Overheating could be a combo of many thing's.If your thermostat is stuck you will have no circulation which will cause overheating.Also if your eng. has alot of miles your water pump may be in need of replacement.Listen for your radiator fan motor and be sure that's working and also check to see if you radiator is good.If your loosing antifreeze because of a headgasket you will see a white cloud out of the exhuast because it is burning it and sometimes you also get a little in your eng.oil.Using a pressure tester on your coolant system will help to diognos the problem,if you have a leak some where it will not hold pressure.Sign,s of a bad waterpump are poor circulation and a antifreeze leak from a vent on the waterpump.Be sure the eng. is cool before working on it.Hope this was helpfull.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: how to replace valve cover gasket 1998 chevy malibu

The first step is to remove all the parts that are in the way of you being able to remove the valve covers. (Ex.: air intake, loose wires etc.) Then you will need to remove your valve covers (using basic tools) and be very careful to not let anything get on your lifters, which your valve covers protect. Once you have the valve covers off compare the new gaskets to make sure they are the right size. Then remove the old gasket and replace with the new one using a high temp gasket sealant (available at any auto parts store) to attach the gasket to the valve covers. Then tighten down snug and check for leaks after replaced. 

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 chevy malibu there is a tapping sound when i

Most likely its just your lifters clapping as they make contact, until the oil starts flowing good through them, then it goes away. My car has been doing that for a long time. Never had any problems. The rods are pushed up by the camshaft, the rods push down rocker arms which then open the valves. The rods are round at the tips and sit in lifters that pump oil through them up to the top of the engine and then out onto the valve springs. If your car has a lot of miles you may consider putting a thicker oil, something like 10w40.

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SOURCE: Hi there ..I just got a driver side window

GM Malibu/Cutlass 1997-2000 - Repair Guide

Window Regulator And Motor Assembly
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Rear Door


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Fig. The rear window regulator is an assembly that consists of two pieces

NOTE The front window regulator is removed as an assembly with the door control module. Refer to the procedure outlined in this section under Door Locks.

  1. Remove the door panel and the water deflector.
  2. Remove the door glass (window).
  3. Detach the electrical connector, if equipped, or remove the window regulator handle.

To install:
  1. Install the window regulator.
  2. Place the regulator through the rear access hole into the door.
  3. Attach the electrical connector, if equipped, or install the window regulator handle.
  4. Install the rear side door window.
  5. Replace the door window assembly.
  6. Install the water deflector and the door panel.

Door Locks
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Door Control Module


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Fig. The door control module contains the door locking system module and the power window system module
  1. Raise the window to the full up position.
  2. Remove the inside door trim panel. Refer to procedure outlined in this section.
  3. Pull off the plastic film water deflector enough to access the lock actuator.
  4. Remove the screws securing the door lock actuator.
  5. Remove the door locking system module nuts and bolt.
  6. Remove the door locking system module from the door.
To install:
Installation is the reverse of removal, but make sure to tighten the fasteners to the torque specifications listed:
  1. Door locking system module bolt-89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. Door locking system module nuts-89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Door lock actuator screws-53 inch lbs. (6 Nm).

Hope helps (remember rated this) Good luck.

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SOURCE: i have a 1999 chevy malibu with knocking noise ina 3.1l v6 motor.

try replacing harmonic balancer ,thats what made my motor knock

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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