My wife has a 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco and it is making a cl...

My wife has a 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco and it is making a clicking noise but stops when you accelerate. She was driving home today and the car stalled twice. Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is comin...

My wife has a 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco and it is making a clicking noise but stops when you accelerate. She was driving home today and the car stalled twice. Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on? It sounds like under the hood near the [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/). It started about a week or so ago Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Malibu yourself? What have you tried so far? I am going to fix it myself because we don't have the funds to take it to a mechanic. I haven't tried anything yet but was reading it may be the throttle body? Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? Not that I can think of

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It ticks when it's idle and driving. It kind of stops when we accelerate.Today it caused my wife's car to stall twice on the highway
Automotive Expert
Have you had the oil changed lately, or have you checked the oil level?

I haven't checked it but my wife checks the indicator on her car's computer regularly. She was told by the dealership to wait till it says 5% to change the oil
Automotive Expert
Thank you. I'm just wondering if the ticking noise is due to low oil level. A low oil level will also cause the car to stall due to low oil pressure. Is there anyway you can check the oil level to confirm that this is not the issue?

She is having her dad check it right now. I'm at work so I can't physically do it. She will get back pretty quick
Automotive Expert
Awesome! Thank you.

Ok she just got back to me and her computer says it has 28% oil life but it's bone dry. Sorry it took so long getting back to you
Automotive Expert
WOW! not good. Better get some oil in there and hopefully there is no damage. No worries getting back to me.

Fingers crossed there is no damage! Thank you for your help!
Automotive Expert
You are very welcome. Thanks for using justanswer.

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