2003 Chevy Malibu

Tiny
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
I changed my fuelpump and my car still will not start it sounds like it wants to but will not
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Friday, April 23rd, 2010 AT 7:27 PM

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Tiny
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Need to check fuel pressure, spark and cylinder compression. Let me know results of each..
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 12:38 AM
Tiny
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I looked at all that it is fine what do you think now thank you
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 10:18 AM
Tiny
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All of that can't be fine. That's all it takes for the engine to run.

Are you sure you tested them correctly? Is the engine cranking at all or do you just get a click when turning key?
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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The car wants to start but it just dont stay started, it sounds just like as if you were starting a car thats the sound I get from it we changed the fuelpump and that did not work
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 1:29 PM
Tiny
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Since that problem ocured the engine light came on and we scanned it and it say evaporative emission system pressure sensor/switch low. Could you please tell me what that means, now when I start the car I have to use the gas pedal to help start the car besides it runs well it also has a slight miss in it and a rich smell thank you for your help
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 11:17 PM
Tiny
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You wouldn't happen to remember the code number would you? Is it p0440?
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010 AT 11:31 PM
Tiny
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Hi the code is p0452 thank you
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Sunday, April 25th, 2010 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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DTC P0452 : Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Circuit - Low Voltage

most likely cause of this code is a faulty fuel tank pressure sensor, but you will also want to test the wiring to the sensor first. The sensor should be located under the rear of the vehicle, in tank on fuel pump assembly.
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Sunday, April 25th, 2010 AT 12:42 AM

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