Problem with my 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L V6. Service vehicle soon no codes come up with scanner. Repairs done prior = body work after collision. Question = the service vehicle soon light has been on since the collision...the mechanics cannot find a code... Chevy seems to have rumors about themselves purposely having computer input this data for the light to come on...how do i turn the light off? Nothing needs to be done to the car. Needed to know how to tell the computer to turn the light off.
Answer: The service vehicle soon light is different then the service engine soon. This is for a body system problem detected. Usually because of an ABS problem, lighting problem, or a communication problem between several different modules. Since it was after a collision, it may be that you need to re-program the BCM to learn the new air bag module part #. If you only had the powertrain computer (PCM) scanned, that would not reveal a code for this light. You need to have the BCM and other modules scanned. If the light is on, there is a code, or a bad module.
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2001 Chevy Malibu Size 3.1, V6. Added lifter cleaner to crank case. Question = Starting last night we heard a ticking/clicking noise coming from the engine. It speeds up and slows down as you accelerate or slow down. We thought it could be the lifters, we put some product in it to clean, it is still making a noise. Why does my malibu make noise.
I'm hesitant to take to a mechanic if its something we can fix ourselves any ideas?
Answer: An additive is most likely not going to fix this problem. First things first, check the oil level and condition. Check coolant level and condition. This engine is well know for lower intake manifold gasket leaking coolant internally and externally. When internally, it contaminates the oil and can cause upper engine noise. Next what you need to find out is which side of the engine is making the noise. Best way is with a stethoscope. Would suggest a qualified tech. To listen to, and start diagnosis of this noise, because it may get worse and cause further damage.