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97 malibu wont idle/replaced sparkplugs 2-idle ssensors had coil pack checked out,ok/still wont idle whats up please?

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The throttle position sensor,and the idle air control valve would be my guess at this point.Ohm out the throttle position sensor,to see if it has a dead spot,if so,replace it,if not,replace the idle air control.

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Did you replace the Idle Air Control valve ??. Thats what I would suspect. Also make sure you have no vacuum leaks and the air cleaner and boots are tight.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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2.2 MIS FIREON NUMBER 3 2008 MALIBU


HI if a compression test on cyl 3 is fine ,the next step check coil pack if independent coil swop with a functioning cyl (eg 2 ) ,If this repairs the problem coil should be changed.Do check wires connecting to coil for continuity on power and ground supply.In some rare cases the above answers are over powered by a faulty ignition module .

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Check engine light on engine cranks but wont start and there is no spark coming out from sparkplug


The check engine light is most likely a misfire code. You need to check your coil packs for supplied voltage. If you have 12 volts supplied, check your ground to the packs. If your ground is good then most likely the coil pack is pad.

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2004 Dodge Stratus 2.4 DOHC. Turns over, won't start. Was misfiring and barely running. Code showed P0300, P2302, P2305, P0700. Found Coil Pack had a burned spot near the #2 wire and large crack between #2...


Hey Brian, please don't loose your calm! You CAN fix it!.

Look for a timing belt with a skipped tooth.
Another possibility is that your sparkplugs are not properly gapped or their internal resistor got damaged. (A too large gap will make spark too hard to jump, which ended burning the hole you saw. A too large gap is very difficult to jump and places a tremendous effort on the coil and plug cables. Some times resistor type sparkplugs get the resistor damaged or open, at first, the open circuit can be jumped (inside the damaged plug body) easily, but as gap grows, it will cause an excessive voltaje to damage the coil or wires.


An engine starter that drains too much current means that it is damaged and possibly its bearings are too worn, which places a lot of friction on them, and the por electric motor then has to draw a lot of amperes to turn, draining the battery. Bad starter cable or ground connection causes a high voltaje drop to the starter motor, lowering the cranking speed, difficulting engine starting too.

Finally, a NO SPARK with no voltaje at coil primary means the DIS module that supplies current to the coil went bad, possibly because the too high voltaje leaked from the sparkplug end of the coil into the DIS module, damaging its internal semiconductors.

So, you need to FIX the sparkplugs, then cables, then check the coil, connectors, and, when everything on the High Voltaje side is perfectly OK and cannot damage any newly installed replacement parts, then you can go and check/replace the DIS module. Hopefully, the leaked high voltaje didn't damage the computer or Engine control module, as it is expensive. Best luck, Amclaussen.

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First check for worn sparkplugs and if they still god then check for spark on those cylinders by pulling the sparkplug wire off and cranking the engine over.If there is no spark then replace the coil.If there is spark i would have the injectors leaned.

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1996 isuzu rodeo keeps reading #2 misfire runs good xcept when cold it hesitates most times or jus occasionally hesitates then the check engine light flashes and its guzzling gas i only got 50 miles on a...


A misfire alarm typically means the coil pack mounted above the sparkplug indicated in the misfire had gone defective.

To test it, swap the coil pack with another cylinder, and see if the misfire goes from #2 to the cylinder you put it on.

If the misfire continues to be on #2, then consider changing the sparkplugs.

I hope this helps.

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How do I ajust idiling on 97 malibu


There is no idle adjustment to be made on your car. The throtle position sensor takes care of it. The voltage at the tps at idle should be around 1 volt. if it's out of range check wireing if wireing checks out replace tps and idle should be correct.

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2003 chev malibu wont start due to lack of spark from the coil pack, checked the voltage from the ignition and its ok, changed cam sensor, changed the crank sensor, tested the coil pack and the processor...


That car has 2 crank sensors , did you replace both? One is at the front crank pulley and the other is behind and low on the engine block, above oil pan. Be sure the ICM (ign control module has a good ground, (black wire) it grounds at a bracket where the trans bolts to the engine approx at the 2 o'clock position.

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Hi check all the fuse. fi the fuse are ok . remove the coil pack and reverce if the cly missifire change replace the coil if not chage replace the electronic comtrol module ok.

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