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Loud airplane like noise from engine, vibration and poor acceleration.The noise is present at any speed.

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  • yvonne wall Feb 09, 2009

    I HAVE A 1998 CHEVY BLAZER, AUTO, 4 WHEEL DRIVE WHEN I AM DRIVING IT WILL MAKE A LOUD AIRPLANE NOISE AND WHEN I PUT IT IN 4 WHEEL DRIVE IT STOPS AND THEN I PUT IT BACK IN 2 WHEEL DRIVE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK IT IS?

  • yvonne wall Feb 09, 2009

    I have a 1998 Chevy Blazer and when I am driving it makes a loud airplane noise. It is auto, 4 wheel drive. When I switch it to 4 wheel drive it stops and then I put it back to 2 wheel drive.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same 'airplane' problem on my 2004 Maxx. I'm convinced it is the tires. If I am driving down the road, I throw it into neural (causing the engine to slow way down) the noise does not decrease. If I am driving next to a wall or barrier, I can not hear the sound really from outside the car-only inside.

    This started on me in mid-september. It's April now...considence or not, I need a new starter now. :-(

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    poor acceleration engine noise

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I had the same issue and had to replace the Hub Assembly on the passenger's side...a few months later I also had to replace the Hub Assembly on the Driver's side. My uncle is a mechanic and said it is not uncommon in the Malibu. I hope this helps! Now I am noise free, with the exception of the rattle coming from the dash since day one!

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Had the same problem..sounds like a jet plane taking off..I needed a new fan clutch.

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