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I have a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu with a P1189 code. The car

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I have a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu with a P1189 code. The car wont start at all. never had any issues with the car starting in the past
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry your having this problem

the P1189 code is just an issue with the oil pressure sensor which usually a new oil pressure sensor corrects that code but that code will not cause the engine to crank over and not fire up

is the engine oil full ?

since the engine physically cranks over but will not fire up will the engine somewhat run on starting fluid ?

does it have spark at the spark plugs when cranking it over ?