i have a 2005 chevy malibu.....it wouldnt stay running, so we changed the fuel pressure regulator, no chaange, so we changed the fuel pump, still no change......any ideas?

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Asked by Aug 18, 2014 at 10:53 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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we have also changed the fuel filter on the 2005 malibu

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Check your coil?

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And all so check your fuel relay.

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yes

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he checked that too

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it is a nightmare we are at our witts end with this thing its about to nickel and dime me to death

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Will car crank and run then shut off?

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and is engine light on?

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it cranks but sputters bad and when you give it gas, you have to do the pedall really fast, or else it dies out.....but if you do it really fast, it will sometimes eventually catch on and take the gas

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yes engine light has been on for a while but it does crank and then die

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im about to go crazy with this thing

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Ok,two thing,s to check,crank sensor,and your igintion,all so was you driving car when this stareted?

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it started doing this a few months ago, we changed the fuel filter and it seemed allright for a week or so, then started again.....then we changed the pressure regulator, it wouldnt even start, so we changed the pump, and its the same as before

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yes we were driving when this started

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it was like we shut it off one day and the next day it was crap

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how do i check the crank sensor and ignition

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Have you had code,s read?And on the malibu,if gas cap is bad will cause this.

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Are you in the usa?

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the codes pointed to it running lean and the other was rapid misfire

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You can go to autozone or advance and they will run the code,s for you and tell you what is wrong.

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and we unscrewed the gas cap and no change yes im in the usa

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the thing ata autozone had no codes come up at all my husband had a tester of some kind and and thats where we got the codes

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Ok misfire,means if you were driving car when it started,it could have jumped timing.

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it will run doing the sputtering but sounds like its sucking air from somewhere now

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timing is good

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im ready to put a match under it myself, but it was my moms car and i want so bad to fix it and keep it

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If you here air draw,check the intake gasket,could be the problem,hate to throw so many guesses,but im working on what you say to me,

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he checked that.....im sorry, im going by what he says when i ask him....i appreciate your help

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ok,now where back to that crank sensor,

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how do you check that?

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it ran for several months after this all first started and would mainly have trouble once it warmed up? does that make any sense?

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Try this,remove positive cable and leave off for a few minute,s,may reset ecm,if this doe,s not work you may need to replace crank sensor,but sometimes computer hold,s a false code,and maybe this will help it.

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Yes crank sensor get,s hot ,give,s false reading ,shut,s car down.

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but now it just dont want to run at all

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Has battery died lately,or have you jumped anyone off with it?

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ok hes going to do that

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the battery was replaced abt 2 months ago and now this one has died a few times but only since we started working on it and trying to crank it alot

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should we try removing the cable?

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The car has anti theft device,you may reset it,turn igntion to on postion dont crank it,leave it on for fifteen minute,s,then cut it off for one minute,if it is this should fix it.when batterys, get weak or have to be replaced the anti theft messes with it some times.

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Yes you can try removing cable first.

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is the crank sensor the crankshaft position sensor?

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if so, where is it located because a new one is only 25$ and i will go get one tomorrow

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It is located at the bottom big pulley on bottom of motor on the right side.

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yes crank shaft postion sensor is what it is called

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I think that may be it,if what i said above doe,s not work.

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ty....he is going to try that tomorrow....he said will a fuel injector not being seated right cause it to suck air and stall?

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Yes,

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ok, cause he had pulled the injectors out to clean them when he first started working on it and he said it sounds like the air is being sucked in where the first injector is

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