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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Question: Car doesn't always start properly.

 

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bbsdes, Laconia, NH, December 23, 2013, 00:55
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Cold or warm start this happens randomly. Turn the key over and it will either start partially then die immediately, sometimes it won't start at all unless I has the hell out of it.And then there's times it sounds like the starter/ignition sticks. Again it very random and most days its fine.
I have had similar problems with an 05 Malibu with no hatch. And it turned out to be a fuel pump. Please please please tell me that's not the case this time...

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    pushrod December 23, 2013, 04:59
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    Ok,,, that's not the case this time...

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    bbsdes, December 23, 2013, 05:04
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    Alright pushrod... smart ass... lol thanks I see you're a master with your 3 wrenches do you have any advice for me? I am some what mechanically inclined. O n I was just play in with the smart ass comment...lol

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    pushrod, December 23, 2013, 05:06
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    I dont mind at all. I was just kidding too! Let me think on it a bit, i'll be back.

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    bbsdes, December 23, 2013, 05:10
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    Okie dokie I'll be waiting. I have a cpl days before I'm with my car anyway. And I'm nervous about our reunion cuz my poor "Boo" Malibu has been sitting for 2 months with out being started. Scary......

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    globalhelper December 23, 2013, 05:48
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    could be several issues,i rec you have a mech look at it

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    bbsdes, December 23, 2013, 05:53
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    Not a good answer at all... I am my own mechanic...lol

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    globalhelper, December 23, 2013, 06:13
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    well then scan for codes and test components and fix the car

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    bbsdes, December 23, 2013, 06:21
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    OK a shade tree mechanic with no special tools... sides the last time my cell came on it was because it wasn't running hot enough.. I think that's the same reason its on now. Whatever the code was.. lol

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