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I have a 1999 chev malibu. At times the car will not start. Its

Acts like it's not getting gas. The engine turns over but does not crank. You can wait approx 30 to 45 min and then it will start. I just does it on occasions. I carried it to a machanic and he said it would be hard to check if it was not doing it at the time.

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If an engine turns over it is cranking, do you mean it cranks but won't start running?? Have you tested for spark and fuel pressure when you have a crank and no start? That is the 1st thing to do, until then you and I are guessing, and that gets very expensive very fast.

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