WONT START SOMETIMES

  • Tiny
  • jonathanburl
  • 2001 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 154,000 miles

Drove to work yesterday just fine. Went to leave wouldn't start. I come back to tow it and it starts right up and drives home fine. Starts up the next morning and drive to work fine. Go to leave again and won't start. Can hear the fuel pump turn on. Don't know where to go from there

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Saturday, May 4th, 2013 AT 2:08 PM

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  • JDL
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Maybe an intermittent rpm signal? When the problem occurs, have a helper crank it while you visually check for spark at the spark plugs. If you have spark everywhere, check fuel pressure and injector pulse.

Can you check for applicable trouble codes? Some of the national brand autostores wsill check codes for free. Intermittent issues can be hard to track. Have to test when problem is ongoing.

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