Hi guys I'm new here, I have 2002 V6 Malibu that will not start. I went to the chevy dealer they replace the fuel pump and charge me $535.00 to install it, But still will not start man. They are saying the fuel pump is 1 of the problems that is not the case I check the old fuel it was pumping. They still charge for the new fuel pump install and now they saying a few other things like the ejectors are bad. Can you tell me what the problems maybe, I have fuel pressure going to the throttle body is there any fuses or relays "o" where is the PCM located.
Last edited by jag327+; 08-03-2010 at 06:34 PM.
Reason: typing with 1 hand
Fuses and relays are in the owners manual, http://content.gmownercenter.yahoo.c...ibu_owners.pdf. The PCM is located under the dash, driver's side, near the steering column. Guessing and throwing parts at the problem is usually more expensive than getting it fixed at a reputable shop (this particular dealership excluded). That is, unless you enjoy doing the work yourself.
Along with what Starship and others said, check for fuel pressure at the fuel rail, check for spark at the plug, and make sure your air filter isn't clogged. Those are the three main ingredients you need to start: fuel, spark, air. It's the same triangle of ingredients for any fire. Remove one leg and the fire goes out, or in your case, doesn't start.
Get the issue down to one leg, so to speak, and hopefully not two or all three. Then find out why that leg, or system, isn't working.
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