05 Chevy Malibu Maxx suddenly turns over and wont start...
But when I get it to the dealer, they say the fuel pump has electricity but when they get ready to check it, the car starts. I have been left high and dry three times... tried for an hour to start it... turns over and over and over.
Only thing i know is it is usually below 35 degrees... and both times by the time i got it to the dealer it was warmer. Other than that I dont know.
The dealer says the fuel pump gets electricity, but there's no gas coming out of it. But when they get ready to check it, the car starts! So they cant find anything wrong. The diagnostics show it's fine! HELP.
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Check for fuel, spark, and then compression. Fuel problems can be pump, pump relay, fuse, filter, line, etc. Spark problems can be distributor module, distributor, coil packs, power to distributor or coil packs, plug wires. Compression problems would be piston rings, piston walls, piston rods.
The next time it does't start check for spark at any of the sparkplugs if you have no spark then,check the crankshaft sensor for a signal if its good then its either the igniter or the ignition control module.
word of warning probley a little to late NEVER EVER jump start a car with todays newwer cars with all the electrical systems on newwer cars voltage spikes can cause alot of damage i assume you probley fryied either the ecm or bcm even if your able to disarm the alarm chances are good it still wont start u need to have it taken in and have it looked at
I would get all the electrical schematics and then look for problems like blown fuses affecting the areas you are describing. Then systematically troubleshoot the wiring. Simple. Now, I am looking for the mentioned schematics on the web. I just bought (2010-01-28) a 2005 Malibu Maxx, and can't wait to have it ready for pickup in 2 days...