Mechanics

CAR WON'T START INTERMITTENTLY

2000 Chevrolet Malibu • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic •

Electrical has been checked and fuel filter replaced but still having trouble starting what sould be the problem?
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Georginea 25
April 26, 2011.



So when it doesn't start does it crank no start on no crank no start?Any code's?

Saturntech9
Apr 26, 2011.
It cranks no start for several attempts

Tiny
Georginea 25
Apr 26, 2011.
Then it starts and runs fine?Does it do that every time its and you try to start it?

Saturntech9
Apr 26, 2011.
Yes and each time it takes a lot more tries to start it. Yesterday it did not start for 15 minutes.

Tiny
Georginea 25
Apr 26, 2011.
Do you ever see any smoke when it finally starts out the exhaust?Do you have any codes?You could have a bad coolant temp sensor bleeding down fuel pump a lot of different things.

Saturntech9
Apr 26, 2011.
Yes we did see black smoke

Tiny
Georginea 25
Apr 27, 2011.
Sounds like you could have a bad coolant temp sensor or bleeding injector. Do you have any codes?Have you checked for any yet?

Saturntech9
Apr 27, 2011.
I have no codes at this time.

Tiny
Georginea 25
Apr 27, 2011.
Your going to have to rent a fuel pressure gauge and see if the fuel pressure bleeds down. Also do you have a multimeter to do some testing?

Saturntech9
Apr 27, 2011.