1.Delay in Reverse 2. Name that Sound!

Asked by Sep 22, 2017 at 07:57 AM about the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car began showing a delay n reverse
almost two years ago. Started during the
winter it would have a slight delay, I would
let off the gas give it a moment then
proceed to move in reverse with no issues.  
The repair shop replaced several parts
costing $900.00. Including other issues they
informed me of. I noticed no change in my
car.  Later my car went completely haywire.
During a stop my car died,  I turned the key it
wouldn't start but my lights, radio everything
else n car was receiving power and my
speedometer and all other readings were
moving like crazy.  I removed my keys from
ignition and even opened door my car was
still going batshit crazy and making this
awful loud noise! The car was again towed
to the dealer ship where it cost me over 800
dollars.
So far my car has been n the shop I would
estimate at least 8 times just for repairs till I
finally gave up.  Due to the simple fact that
even when the mechanic rode with me just
so I could point out the noises my car
continued to make and the way my car
continued to drive after the costly repairs
they still insist they can't find anything wrong
with my car.  But others even standing
outside my car as I drive by them can hear
the sounds coming from the front end of my
car.  It sounds like something is loose.  My
car makes a noise like its a bag of rocks or
plastic hitting each other and the second
noise n front is a screeching noise only
when I go over bumps which I'm certain is
coming from my tires/axles/struts area.
I have had the axles replaced,  the torque
converter, starter,  transmission fluid,  struts,  
brakes,  brake pads,  tires,  and battery,  
starter,  and honestly I'm not sure what else.  
And I know there are more invoices. This
has definitely been the worst experience
owning my first Chevrolet and will definitely
be the last.
Any suggestions on the front end noise and
delay in reverse? Dealership said trans
seems fine.

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