2005 Malibu won't start. Drove to where it is fine. Simply won't restart. Checked spark with a 1/4" gap tester-ok. Checked compression-195 on all 4. It seems like a fuel delivery problem. Fuel pump and Injector fuses are good. Now what?


Asked by May 09, 2015 at 04:54 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2005 Malibu won't start.  Drove to where it is fine. Simply won't restart.  Checked spark with a 1/4" gap testor, tested good.  Compression is 195 on all 4.  Tries to start when primed.  Seems like a fuel delivery issue.  Fuel pump makes it's normal noise when ignition is turned on.  Fuel pump and injector fuses are ok.  Now what?

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This issue is caused by bad igintion swicth,have you done the recall on this?

John Carson

Are you getting fuel to the system when you crank it.? Pump of filters need to be checked.

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