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My 2005 Chevy Classic Malibu will not start. Conditions are: overfilled at gas station to where gas spewed out. No problems prior to this. Car would not start. Have pressure in the fuel line, can hear fuel pump engage. Car will run if gas poured directly into fuel injector. Fuse not blown. Any ideas?

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Sounds like the fuel pump went bad, or a relay for the fuel pump. My guess it's a fuel pump more likely to have gone bad.

Maybe a coincidence that when you overfilled the gas at the gas station that it put the pump 'over the edge' as far as functioning.

I do not see a connection between overfilling and the fuel pump going bad at that instance, but anything is possible.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • thick_chick7 Jul 11, 2010

    Thank you for the reply! I was hoping against hope it wasn't the fuel pump, but I've had another person advise the same thing. I read up on other car models having issues with gasoline getting into some kind of vapor unit and causing sensors to "block" the fuel line. But I am pretty resigned to replacing the pump. :(

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