Car turns over but won’t start.
My engine fails to start. It turns over, and I hear scattered, weak pops. There's some kind of combustion happening, but it won't crank. When I pulled the plugs, I got a spark, but it was very weak. The plugs themselves didn't look good; they were fouled up and the electrode was eaten away. It doesn't look like anyone has changed them in over 100,000 miles.
The plugs have been replaced, but the spark is still very weak, not bright blue like I would expect. I don't see any plug wires. I have a resistor pack and rubber boots together in one pack on top of the engine. Is the
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I think that the ignition coil is a very likely cause of this issue. Since the spark plugs do not have their own individual coils, if the main ignition coil fails, it could affect all cylinders’ ability to spark.
This part is also a fairly common failure on this engine. To be honest, this is somewhat of a poor design of ignition system due to the probability of failure and the problems that can be associated with just one part failing. General Motors offers a diagnostic test for this ignition coil using either a GM scan tool or a digital multimeter.
For best results, have the ignition coil tested by a certified mechanic to ensure that the readings are accurate and comprehended correctly. Once the coil has been tested, the mechanic would relay the results of the test over to you to make a repair decision, which may include replacing the ignition coil, if deemed necessary.
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Clogged Fuel Injectors
If the car cranks when you turn the key, but the engine won`t start, it could be because fuel isn`t getting to the engine. One potential reason for this could be dirty fuel injectors. Over time, the fuel injector nozzles can become clogged with rust, corrosion or debris.
If the engine cranks, but the car doesn`t start: Bad fuel pump: A faulty fuel pump won`t deliver fuel to the engine, even if you`ve just filled up. Bad spark plugs: Without hot sparks to ignite the fuel charge in each cylinder, there is no combustion and no expansion of the burning mixture.
The most common reasons a Chevrolet Malibu won`t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.
A crankshaft position sensor (crank sensor) is an important device measuring the engine RPM and tracing the crankshaft position. The car won`t start if the crankshaft position sensor doesn`t work properly. The crank sensor can fail, or its wiring can get damaged. This may cause the car to stall or not start.
Can a bad spark plug cause a car not to start? Yes. The spark plug ignites the fuel/air mixture inside the cylinder. If the fuel doesn`t burn, the engine doesn`t make power.
If the electrical contacts inside the switch have failed, turning the key to crank the engine might not result in any response at all. Engine starts and stalls.
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