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badboy2451
06-08-2005, 05:03 PM
Got a friend with a 2002 maliibu, and the other day it wouldn't start. So the next day we try again and it finally turns over and everything seems to work ok.

At nite, he had trouble again until it finally started then all his gauge lights wwre off along with the lights in the back of the car...he said that he doesn't have trouble startin it after its been running but in the morning after its been sittin for a while it doesn't wanna turn over


Any help appriciated



Edit: v6 3100 just in case

brim
06-09-2005, 06:09 AM
Got a friend with a 2002 maliibu, and the other day it wouldn't start. So the next day we try again and it finally turns over and everything seems to work ok.

At nite, he had trouble again until it finally started then all his gauge lights wwre off along with the lights in the back of the car...he said that he doesn't have trouble startin it after its been running but in the morning after its been sittin for a while it doesn't wanna turn over


Any help appriciated



Edit: v6 3100 just in case


Have the battery put under a load test, take it down to autozone

If it's got some bad cells in it the overnight sit could drain it enough so that doesn't have enough power to turn the motor in the morning. When the alt is charging the battery it's probably getting a little pep but not for long.

Battery is probably holding just under (around 10 volts)

badboy2451
06-09-2005, 07:40 AM
thanks mann, ill have him check it out today

SilverGAGT04
06-09-2005, 05:05 PM
Fuel pump relay can cause this.

badboy2451
06-09-2005, 10:35 PM
but what would cause the brake lights and stuff to go out, along with the dash lights??

SilverGAGT04
06-14-2005, 07:23 PM
I don't know.