03 CHEVY MALIBU

  • Tiny
  • Heatherandstacy57
  • 2003 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 12,100 MILES

My 2003 chevy malibu won't start. It registers low fuel, but there is a half a tank or better in there. I tried resetting the theft system, but that didn't help. Also the battery light, and oil light are not coming on when its in the acc or on position. My husband also recently replaced our car battery. Any ideas what it could be?

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 3:58 PM

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  • Tiny
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Is the security light on?Do you power door locks and keyless entry work if you have them?Is the starter turning the engine over?Did you make sure the battery cables are clean and tight?Did you have the battery tested even though it was recently replaced doesnt mean its good.

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 4:04 PM
  • Tiny
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Yes the security light is on. The door locks work and the starter is turning over the engine and the battery is good and the terminals are clean.

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 4:15 PM
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Sounds like you could have a bad body control module. How did you try to reset the security light?

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 4:48 PM
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  • Heatherandstacy57
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First I unhooked the battery when that didnt work I put the key into the auxillary setting for fifteen min. Security light is still on

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 5:08 PM
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Give what I posted a try?

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 5:42 PM
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The security light is off but the car still wont start

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 5:59 PM
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  • Heatherandstacy57
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The fuel gauge is reading empty but their is more than half a tank of gas in it

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 6:03 PM
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Because of the no start and the fuel gauge inop I suspect a bad bcm. Anyway you can rent a scanner and see if you have any codes?

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 8:26 PM
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  • Heatherandstacy57
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I was wondering what CAL meens cause every time I try to start the car that comes up on the radio before switching back to the time

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 8:59 PM
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Cal is usually short for calibration.

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 9:06 PM

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