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2002 chevy malibu won't start

My 2002 chevy malibu turned over this morning then died. when i tried to start it back up it won't start. it sounds like it wants to turn over but it doesn't. my neighbor said it may be an ignition sensor? does that sound right? what else could it be?

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  • melissachaff Feb 16, 2009

    battery is new. it doesn't click when it starts. it acts as if it wants to start but doesn't.

  • ktaveirne Apr 18, 2009

    I have the same problem. Tonight when I came home from work, all was good. Then when I wanted to leave about 30 minutes later, it wouldn't turn over. The battery is charged . . . any ideas??

  • janipisani Apr 29, 2009

    we took ou 2002 Malibu out this morning and then a couple hours later it wouldn't start. It turned over but would't catch. Checked the battery, i was dead. Got a boost, went and replaced the battery, came home. An hour later went to start the car and it won't start. Again, it turns over but doesn't catch. Any ideas?

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    At this point, could be anything.... You need to do testing to narrow it down a bit...is there spark, is there fuel? With todays complex systems, code checking is pretty much a necessity unless you find something obvious right off. Read some of the posts here... tons of people poking around and doing a bunch of guesswork, Even when I offer a reasonable "solution" on here, i do this without the benefit of any hands on testing or observation, therefore making an educated but sometimes invalid answer to something I could have likely repaired in under an hour if I were there! Do some preliminary checks and let's see where it goes from there!
    good luck

  • autumn Jul 04, 2013

    My 2002 chevy malibu is having the same problem.My machenic has put in a ignition switch,air flow filter,battery and battery wires,coolant fan tempature sensor and theromastat,water pump,crank sensor.He sdaid my fuel pump is pushig out 50 pound of pressure,my alternator and starter is good.what else could be the problem...It seems like when you start the car sometimes it starts for a second then cuts off,so when you go to start it again it turns over but wont start....SOMEONE HELP WERE RUNNING OF OF POSSIBILITIES...

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I have a 2002 chevy Malibu it cranks but wont start after so many starts and stop..(like if I go into a store come out it starts...go to another store go in come out it starts....stop at another store come out it turns over but wont start.Its seems like its misfiring...Its start for a quick second then shuts off but all the light are on...When you go to start it again it wont start....MY mechanic has done NEW BATTERY AND WIRES,IGNITION SWITCH,AIR FLO FILTER,CRANK SENSOR,WATER PUMP,IGNITION SWITCH,COOLANT FAN TEMPTURE SENSOR AND THERMOSTATE, WATER PUMP....still cant figure it out......my antitheft light is NOT blinking and it go off when u start the car...WHAT ELSE I WAS TOLD TO TRY THE FUEL PUMP RELAY SENSOR IN THE FUSE BOX(HAVENT DONE IT YET)_my fuel pump kickoff 59lbs of pressure...my alternator and starter is good...SOMEONE HELP PLEASE......

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Does the starter make any noise or click when you turn the key to start? If it does not, chk. battery could be bad, and battery cables could be loose or corroded. If there good and clean and battery is good try tapping starter see if it will turn and start if it does or still clicks starter bad. It could be ignition switch if it does nothing at all, but if it clicks most likely its starter.

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  • ccn7 Feb 16, 2009

    I can't understand how you can say it wants to start when in the same breath you say it won't click. I'am like the other guy, i could know whats wrong if i was there in a heart beat but i'am not. I can only go by the imformation you give me to give you the best solution possible to your problem. Often we get a bad rap on answers only because we don't get the full story.

  • mikeypatrick Apr 05, 2011

    my car turns over and turns over like not enough fuel battery constanly dies dont know what to do need the car plz help with any ideas

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