vibe will not turn over

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Asked by Jul 26, 2014 at 11:20 PM about the 2005 Pontiac Vibe Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

water pump went out . replaced it and thought it would be good to go but wouldn't start. so...replaced fuel relay and spark plugs, fuel pump still nothing . im at a loss . I have never had any issues with this car at all . any help would be great. thanks

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109,865

How hot did it get when water pump went out? Did it just quit running and stall?

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109,865

Also are you saying it will turn over but not start? Or not turn over at all(not a sound when key turned)

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64,365

Dandy, and i are asking,did car run hot before,replacing water pump?

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my daughter was driving it she thought the tire was falling off . she pulled over checked started to go again n pulled back over n shut it off, we do have spark . it will turn over but not fully start.

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109,865

If mine I would do either a pressure test on cooling system or compression check on all cylinders to check for a blown head gasket. For giggles might want to take a minute to double check your work to make sure all electrical connections that you might have taken or bumped loose are all connected. Also check your fuses.

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109,865

Check vacuum lines too.

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I have also put it on the computer and it is throwing no codes.

64,365

Agree,with dandy,check compression,if car shook like a tire blowed out,is sign of blowed head gasket,car was shaking from missfire.But if you are lucky it may be something simpler like dandy said,,.

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checked all fuses and all connection they are good . No fluid in oil to show blown head gasket .fuel to fuel rail ,has spark. replaced crank shaft sensor also, seems to have compression when took plugs out to check for spark. is it possible mabey cam sensor

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64,365

Head gasket or intake gasket blown can mix water in with fuel,and car will not run.

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tried to spray starting fluid in it also n would not turn over.

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what should compression be,

64,365

I think for your car is around 35 psi,but when test is done i think you will find one or more that will not hold it,that said you have fuel,and fire,you sprayed fuel ,,no crank,check compression,,and good luck with it

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thank you both for your answers but is there any way it could be cam sensor or timing? or no

109,865

Your engine is a 10:1 compression ratio. So your psi when doing a compression check should be some where between 150 psi - 200 psi.

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64,365

If it ran hot,i think were leading you in the right direction,check it,first,then check as you say.

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109,865

Could be but you know it got hot and it has not ran since. So that leads me to head gasket. Did you do anything to the timing or cam sensor that leads you to believe it might be the issue?

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thanks for your time. I appreciate it.

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no . we honestly don't know how hot it got before she pulled over. but she said she pulled right over.

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109,865

Compression check is real easy to do and if in USA most auto zone store will loan (small deposit required but you get money back when you return it) you what you need to do the test. But if not you can buy what you need to do it for about $30 more or less.

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ok thank you.

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