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  • macphil30
  • 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Engine Mechanical problem
2005 Chevy Malibu 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 89,000 miles

my malibu classic will turnover but wont start, I purchased a new battery cuz my old was dead from yhe trying to crank all weekend and its doing the same thing it did when it quit. I was leaving the house and forgot something, went back home, turned the car off and it wouldnt start back up

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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 7:31 PM

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  • rasmataz
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Do below and see what happens to determine if its spark or fuel problem

Get a carb cleaner and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light.

Fuel pump and Injector/s checks out-start checking the ignition system-power to coil, coil/s itself, distributor pick-up, control module, Cam and Crankshaft sensors.

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time

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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 7:38 PM

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