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1997 Malibu 3L V6 Suddenly hard to start Suddenly hard to start

1997 Malibu 3L V6 Suddenly hard to start. 101k miles. Lightly driven. Starts OK. Sluggish when cold. Very hard to start when hot. Let engine cool one hour or so, and it starts just fine. Any ideas?

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    charlie_m136 May 20, 2012

    The engine only warms up to normal temp. the car runs good its only after I stop and turn the car off and come back to start it again that the starting problem starts. And not allways but most of the time.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    the car was running fine then suddenly stopped running while at a traffic light. The engine turns over like it wants to fire but nothing. the car was filled 4 days ago and driven 130 miles.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Hard to start when cold. Not a problem when hot and goes like a dream

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Could you give more detail as to what it's doing exactly? Is it having a hard time cranking the engine or does the engine crank but not want to get started?

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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    charlie_m136 May 20, 2012

    I have just replaced the pass side exhaust gasket, I check the ecm and get 55 code. After the engine cools down it starts no problem, it runs good when I shut down the engine I come out a few min's later and it wont start. turns over fine backfires through the air filter some times.

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This can be a overheating problem...

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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