2003 Intermittent No Start w/ P0230
I was left stranded at the hardware store when the '03 Malibu 3.1L wouldn't start. It would turn over, but not fire. Looking back, I can recall a hard start or two in the last week or so that I just figured was me releasing the key too early.
I was not observant at all when it wouldn't start, sorry. Long story short, I had it towed to the dealer, and when they looked at it yesterday it started for them, so I told them not to touch it.
I was able to pull the P0230 - Fuel Pump Primary Ckt Malfunction today.
Pertinent info: I recently replaced the fuel filter, less than 500 miles ago, and before I had the hard start issue.
I'm wondering if when moving wiring around to do that job, I may have loosened some connections.
Would that be consistent with the P0230? Does the P0230 narrow down where the issue is at all? Or am I left waiting for it to happen again, and then need to go through the diagnostic steps I've seen on other threads to find out where the circuit is malfunctioning?
Needless to say the multimeter and jumper wire are traveling with the Malibu for the foreseeable future.
Thanks for reading and any direction you can provide.
Last edited by timmpete; 09-18-2012 at 11:59 AM.