Any Idea What could be wrong with my car - Won't Start.

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 105,000 MILES
Any idea what is/could be wrong with my car?

I was At the drive through ordering. And my Car died. And it would not start, it was working fine before that. No weird sounds, no sputtering. Nothing. Just BAM - dead, out of the blue.

(When I turned the wheel. It squealed a little bit. I figured that was the power steering pump. But I did notice it just before - and only if I turned the wheels to far to the side).

When I tried to start it, it sputtered, and my friend commented, thats what it sounds like/acts, when her car is out of Gas. - I had just under a 1/4th a tank of Gas so that likely wasn't it. I towed it home the next day.

I had a friend look at it Who said it has compression issues. - And then commented that possibly it is a valve spring stuck open. - He offered to do compression tests for $50 an hour and tow it to his house to do it.

Another friend looked at it. Checked the fuses. Checked the spark plugs. All were fine. - When he throttled it from the engine, it started, and stayed started for about 20 minutes, but was running rough/stuttered. He said. It could be the the Crank sensor. Maybe A valve Spring. He did listen for the fuel pump, and must have heard it, so was'nt concerned that could of been it. My brother just sent me a message saying it could be the Fuel Filter.

If you need any more info, ask. Or if you have any ideas, i'd appriciate them. Thank you.
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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 AT 12:05 AM

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Tiny
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Pour fuel in the throttle body does it start. Youll also gonna need a fuel pressure gauge to check the pressure.
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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 AT 1:08 AM
Tiny
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Okee. I'm not sure where the throttle body is. But i'm sure I can find that on google. And a fuel pressure gauge, i'll pick up from the local autozone.
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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 AT 1:11 AM
Tiny
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Take the air filter off. The throttle body is round in the middle of motor. This sounds like a bad fuel pump.
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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 AT 2:13 AM

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