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I have a 2004 chevy Malibu that is not getting fuel pressure…

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I have a 2004 chevy Malibu that is not getting fuel pressure after changing fuel pump filter and pressure regulator

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engine will start with starting fluid but not whithout

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Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Fuel pump fuel filter and pressure regulator

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It ran fine to work when I got ready to leave itr would not start

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Chevy
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
when fuel line is unhooked at fuel rail I have flow but not much pressure
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
are you still their
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Yes. Can not access my database at this time. They must be updating the servers.

Did you check for power at the fuel pump connector?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
fuel pump runs
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
its like its bypassing the fuel rail
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
if I hit it with starting fluid the engine runs
Chevy Mechanic: Daniel Jones,
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Do you have access to a fuel pressure gauge?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no
Chevy Mechanic: Daniel Jones,
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Does it stay running with starting fluid?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
as long as you spray it
Chevy Mechanic: Daniel Jones,
 replied 2 years ago

Without checking to see if you have the proper fuel pressure I would say you might have an issue with the injectors not opening.

Did you check to see if you had any codes in the computer?

Do you have any local parts stores that have a tool loaner program, so you can get a fuel pressure gauge to check the fuel pressure?

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