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Engine turns over but no start & fuel tank is full...

I have a 2002 malibu LS, v6, automatic... when I try to start the car, the engine will turn over, but won't start. The camshaft sensor is fine. Also, this may not be related, but the air conditioning cuts in and out.

What could the problem be?

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  • at cool guy Sep 25, 2008

    Yes, I had a full tank of gas. So my mechanic replaced the fuel pump (cost me $777.00)!



    However, after replacing the fuel pump, I still had the same problem after a couple of days.



    Car had to be towed back to the garage. The mechanic reworked & rewired the fuse box (add another $180.00) and it has started everytime since.



    I still feel a hesitation every once in a while, though.



    I think these electrical problems are somehow linked to the PCM & the GM Passlock theft-deterent system.



    Just another problem that GM won't recall, just like the DexCool problem. Lost faith in GM's quality...

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Fuel pump. You just filled the tank too didn't you?

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

  • Steven Brock Sep 25, 2008

    Well, fuel pumps are the most common problems for this. I'm sorry that the pump wasn't the answer. For eletrical problems you better ask someone else. Sorry I'm not too good at eletrical problems. And you lost faith in GM's quality? I'm a die hard gm fan, and I know where you are coming from. The problem is though, most US companies don't belive in the quality of product anymore. That includes ford, gms, chryslers, all of them don't provide the same quality as they did 10 years ago. I wish ya the best of luck with this though.

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