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2003 malibu 3.1L having hard starting issues


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Brandonburton1301
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Nov 24, 2015, 3:49 AM

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  post locked   2003 malibu 3.1L having hard starting issues  

 I am having a little trouble tracking the issue my 2003 Malibu is currently having.
Basically it's giving my hard start issues. To start it whether engines warm or cold, I have to pump the gas while turning the key. When it starts it's idles high for the first 10 seconds or so and calmest down. It will also stall out if I try to put it in a gear to drive it too soon. Last but not least, I noticed just today that after I got gas it seemed to run even worse. I do not have any check engine light or and codes to be found with a scanner. Any assistance on this is greatly appreciated.
I've also searched all over and haven't found anything that would match all symptoms I'm getting. TPS is also new. I was thinking maybe MAF or purge valve solenoid. Hoping some one might have a more definite option for me.


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 24, 2015, 4:00 AM

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  post locked   Re: 2003 malibu 3.1L having hard starting issues  

One thread for one issue please. Locked this one to avoid confusion, T






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