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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Questions

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We parked at an outdoor fair on Sunday, and could smell the water and then see a small puddle on the ground. After walking around the fair, went home w/ no problems. Today, as my wife was coming home from work, the same thing apparently happened again...
I tried to put key to 'on' position then go start boost, no engine cranked, sometimes all lights are off, sometimes lights are on but all meters went to crazy. Only way I can boost car is reconnect battery. By the way, the battery is clean and no post corrosion. What is weird is if I made car boosted then turn off and re-boost directly, it will work. But if car is off over night then I have to boost with the trick. This is very old car, I am trying to figure out as much as I can. Any idea would be appreciate!
Then next morning temp gauge went to red, back down to normal below normal then back up to red. Is this just the thermostat?
A recall on the fob i did get fix but i don't know the previous owner as i bought it from a dealer and i think th
Hello. I have a 2003 chevy malibu that I just bought a brand new battery for because my other one tested bad and my car will still not start. I really know nothing about cars but the battery is hooked up tight and securely. When you open the doors the lights come on when you turn the key all the dash stuff and radio etc come on but when you turn again to start all I get is a clicking noise and inside it's almost as if the battery is losing power or something is sucking power from the battery
Seems to not be getting any spark or fuel could this be a security shutdown my horn does not work but that circuit breaker for the horn was very hot to the touch
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