CAR WON'T START INTERMITTENTLY

  • Tiny
  • georginea 25
  • 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic

Electrical has been checked and fuel filter replaced but still having trouble starting what sould be the problem?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 12:43 AM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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So when it doesn't start does it crank no start on no crank no start?Any code's?

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 12:45 AM
  • Tiny
  • georginea 25
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It cranks no start for several attempts

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 12:52 AM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Then it starts and runs fine?Does it do that every time its and you try to start it?

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 2:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • georginea 25
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Yes and each time it takes a lot more tries to start it. Yesterday it did not start for 15 minutes.

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 11:47 AM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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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.

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 6:27 PM
  • Tiny
  • georginea 25
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Yes we did see black smoke

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 1:36 AM
  • Tiny
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Sounds like you could have a bad coolant temp sensor or bleeding injector. Do you have any codes?Have you checked for any yet?

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 5:06 AM
  • Tiny
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I have no codes at this time.

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 12:01 PM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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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?

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 5:08 PM

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