Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

99 cadillac catera: it stalls and has a loud rattling..clanking…

Customer Question
i have a 99 cadillac...
i have a 99 cadillac catera. changed the oil and now it stalls and has a loud rattling and clanking noise in the engine. any ideas at what caused this and how to fix?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
6/28/2010
Chevy Mechanic: GMWrencher, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
GMWrencher
GMWrencher, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 439
Experience: 100% GM Certified ASE Master Automobile Medium/Heavy Truck. Licensed State Auto Inspector
Verified

Hello, I will do my best to help answer your General Motors Vehicle questions.

 

There is really no way to explain why things like this happen.

Did you change the oil yourself?

Did you check the air filter or do any other kind of work to it?

 

 

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes changed the oil myself. car ran fine that day then the next stalled about a mile from home and wouldn't start again. when we finally got it started that was when the noises started in engine. it has a brand new battery in it. could this be the spark plugs or someone suggested the crankshaft position sensor.
Chevy Mechanic: GMWrencher, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago

Not if there is a noise. Unless it has a terrible misfire.

Are you sure you have the correct amount of oil in it, and did you use a correct oil filter?

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
put the parts that auto store gave me for my car. i'm having a mechanic look at it this weekend. don't have any more information i can give you.
Chevy Mechanic: GMWrencher, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
I have opted out I'm sorry I cant help you further, with little information. It would probably be best to have a professional technician diagnose with direct hands on the vehicle. Good luck
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a chevy mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask GM Tech (Cam) Your Own Question
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 15,659
15,659 Satisfied Customers
Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

GM Tech (Cam) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,659 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,642 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,884 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,953 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,836 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
2007 Chevy avalanche engine clanking noise....sounds like a
2007 Chevy avalanche engine clanking noise....sounds like a diesel truck now. … read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
Chevrolet Impala: My 2007 impala has a clunking noise coming
My 2007 impala has a clunking noise coming from the right rear side. Though not always, I hear it when I first start-out, sometimes when brakes are applied and when going over bumps.… read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,642 satisfied customers
Chevrolet Optra: the engine in my 2004 chev optra clanks on
the engine in my 2004 chev optra clanks on cold start and at high rpm. what is this and how concerned should i be?… read more
mike a mechanic
mike a mechanic
Auto Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
89 satisfied customers
2005 Chevy: Clanking..idle..Acceleration is sluggish
Clanking in engine during idle and acceleration. Acceleration is sluggish. 2005 Chevy Equinox… read more
David H
David H
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,413 satisfied customers
Transportation: 000 miles..a soft lil clunk grinding and NOW LOUD.. it
Hello, I have a 2004 Silverado 194,000 miles ... my baby recently there was a soft lil clunk grinding and NOW LOUD.. it is my only transportation. It sounds like it is under the passenger side ? Any c… read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,642 satisfied customers
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe: a loud popping noise coming from the exhaust
I have a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. There is a loud popping noise coming from the exhaust at the back. I would like to know what the problem could be.… read more
cartech
cartech
master tech
High School or GED
1,797 satisfied customers
A loud rattling noise at intial start up..truck warms
getting a loud rattling noise at intial start up. Noise seems to go away when the truck warms up. It is a 2001 Chevy Suburban… read more
Ted G.
Ted G.
Technical/Sales Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,376 satisfied customers
chevy cobalt: rattling..my rear driver side tire..it make a LOUD metal
I have a "06" Chevy Colbolt, and have had no problems untill yesterday. I heard a noise like a metal something loose and rattling around in my rear driver side tire, made it home, told my husband, who… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,659 satisfied customers
1999 chevy: ton..a loud pinging/clanking noise only when accelerating
1999 chevy silverado 1/2 ton 4by4 i have a loud pinging/clanking noise only when accelerating… read more
Tim&#039;s Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair
mechanic
High School or GED
8,884 satisfied customers
My chevy s10 pickup has a rattle noise coming from the engine.
My chevy s10 pickup has a rattle noise coming from the engine. Any idea's? Yes, it has oil.… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
A 1995 Chev.VanG-20 ;5.7 (k) engine..000 miles..upon acceleration
Have a 1995 Chev.VanG-20 ;5.7 (k) engine. 180,000 miles has been kept up with always working fine. Today upon acceleration I heard a clinking noise which increased with more accerelation. Same noise w… read more
Tim&#039;s Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair
mechanic
High School or GED
8,884 satisfied customers
2003 cavalier: 000 miles..it occasionally stalls in reverse..louder
I have a 2003 cavalier with 100,000 miles on it. Over the past two weeks a loud rattling noise has been coming from the engine and it occasionally stalls in reverse. The rattle has gotten louder over … read more
GM Expert
GM Expert
Associate Degree
194 satisfied customers
2002 Saturn vue: slight rattle The temp gauge..heater..hot air
I'm looking at purchasing a 2002 Saturn vue with a 3L V6 engine and 94000kms (58,000miles). The engine has a slight rattle The temp gauge only comes up to 1/4 and it doesn't blow very warm air from th… read more
msarles1
msarles1
Service tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
82 satisfied customers
monte carlo: 3.0 or 3.1 , any way..put back..tightened..lifters..whats
This is a 99' monte carlo with the 3.0 or 3.1 , any way the oil filter was loose and all the oil leaked out, of corse it clanked real bad, but after oil was put back in it and the oil filter was tight… read more
Steve7654
Steve7654
Service Manager/ Technician
4 satisfied customers
1996 Beretta: a 2.2 litre engine nd 130,000 miles..stumbling..road
I have a 1996 Beretta with a 2.2 litre engine nd 130,000 miles. The car has always been cared for impeccably. The initial problem was some stumbling and lack of power on a recent trip down the road. T… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
A pinging noise under truck no vibration though if i get on it
i have a 92 s-10 and ever time i get on the gas hard i have a pinging noise under truck no vibration though if i get on it normal though there is nothing what could this be… read more
ase_master327
ase_master327
Owner & Student
High School or GED
3,214 satisfied customers
95 chevy: smoke is light blue and smells like fuel.
i let my 95 chevy 6.5 sitt during the winter and didnt have it plugged in. now it smokes constantly and clang,clang, clang noise. the smoke is light blue and smells like fuel. and i didnt put any fuel… read more
JHoop
JHoop
Owner,Technician
High School or GED
99 chevy malibu: i drove it it..overheated..engine stalled..oil change
I have a 99 chevy malibu and when i drove it it always overheated and now the engine stalled is there a way i can save it without getting another engine e.g. oil change etc.… read more
Bob
Bob
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,784 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x