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I've got a 2008 Malibu my wife t something on the road

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I've got a 2008 Malibu my wife hit something on the road car ran fine for 3 day then she went to town about 25 miles form the house and on the way home the car stopped on her she says there was some smoke no loud sounds, pulled the car home jacked it up and noticed the radiator and ac condenser were bent and one of the fans blades was broken off no coolant leaks or Freon leaks. Now the engine cranks over but will not start any help would be fine scanner tool found P0700 code and a U073 code fuel pump has 60 psi and I have spark
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Lou P. replied 1 year ago.

how much oil is on the dipstick, also how much coolant is in the reservoir?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
oil is at full level coolant was low so I rented a coolant system pressure tester and got 30psi
Expert:  Lou P. replied 1 year ago.

ok when the engine is cranking see if you can feel air coming out of the exhaust pipe

Expert:  Lou P. replied 1 year ago.

also see if the engine will run on starting fluid, that will tell is a lot of what is happening

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I pulled the number one plug spark plug for us to cloth down and turn the car over and I have compression about the rag out I don't have any start up for it now but I'm going to go pick some up
Expert:  Lou P. replied 1 year ago.

OK, im on all night so no worries, ill be here.

Expert:  Lou P. replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Are you still needing assistance ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello I tried to start the car using starter fluid still wouldn't start
Expert:  Lou P. replied 1 year ago.

Ok that means you have no spark.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok where do we go from here
Expert:  Lou P. replied 1 year ago.

Can you upload a video or sound file of the car cranking ?