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03 chevy impala ls starts and then dies immediately

My impala starts and then dies immediately maybe a second or two after starting. It doesn't matter if the engine is warm or cold but does it more when it is warm. It has even once backfired back through the intake and smoke rolled from out of the hood. Most of the time, the car will start with no problem second try.

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  • russdunhamjr Dec 09, 2008

    same problem here, going to change air pump for another problem, also going to do spark plugs too, wish me luck, I hope this may help this problem too! : )

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    We went to start the car and we heard a pop and then it started smoking. The smoke seemed to come from around the alternator.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    When I went to start the car, there was a pop and then smoke from under the hood. Now it won't start at all.

  • yogi89 Feb 25, 2015

    Fuseable link may have fried. It would need replaced. It is a wire with a fuse in it and it burns when ampreage is exceeded.



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Check the fuel pressure regulator. Its next to the throttle boby and has a vacumm hose connected.

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