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Cranking malibu will not start after engine gets hot.

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  • sholmz Sep 22, 2008

    Yea, it turns like it should, but want start. If it does, it skips real bad for a second then goes dead. After the engine gets cold, it starts right up and runs fine.

  • sholmz Sep 23, 2008

    What do ya mean "check spark". I don't know much about the art of mechanic's. If you could bare with me, I would appreciate it.

  • sholmz Sep 23, 2008

    I do remember as a young man, my dad had an old pickup that would stop after it got hot and crank back up when cold. Seems like he always replace the coil.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Check the spark

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Does it crank over??

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Air filter dirty, bad engine ground connection, fuel not reaching injectors,loose connection in ignition system, faulty emissions or control systems.

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