I think you have hit on a definite candidate for further investigation. If you smell raw gasoline you definitely have a leak and not only does it adversely affect your fuel economy, it's quite dangerous. Finding it may be difficult. Note that most injected vehicles turn off the fuel pump within seconds of initially attempting to start the engine if the engine isn't running. You may need an assistant to help you find the leak. Search the likely locations such as fuel filter connections, injector connections and anyplace that the fuel line is joined. If anything has been done to or around the fuel line recently that would be a good place to start. If you can't find it definitely take it to a Chev dealership to have it checked out because you don't want this to go on without some kind of satisfactory resolution. Being a 2000, you very well may not have a fuel leak. I would suspect that there is a sensor that is out of kilter, that is telling the ecm to add more fuel. All of the fuel doesn't get burned, giving a fuel smell and contributing to the poor fuel miliage. Don't bet on the dealer to solve your troubles either. The techs get paid poorly for troubleshooting. Go to an independent repair shop that is competent in this field.
I also have a 99 Malibu it also cuts out above 4000 rpm. I checked the plugs they are all good. It is a 3.1litre any suggestions? no
Gasoline has a distinct smell. It smells strong, like petroleum and it can cause a person to feel ill if it is smelled too long.
Stalling at idle? Immediately after starting? While driving? While stopping? Cold or hot engine? What engine do you have?
YesWell, driving can be impaired by emotions. Since emotions are changes that affect us and our surroundings, driving can be impaired by emotions, but the emotions have to be very strong. An example of a strong emotion would be anger, sorrow, and regret (deep regret). Though, other emotions do not impair driving and driving skill, but rather cause distraction, such as love.
Check the Carborator Height. This can sometimes cause the Carb bowl to over fill, which sends out fumes. This was the verdict I found when mine smelled
i would like to know what would cause the miss firing in Chevy Malibu
A northstar hose can cause the water pump to slip. This is in a 2002 Malibu.
A constantly 'blowing' fuse is an indication that there is a short circuit somewhere in the wiper motor wiring. Or the person driving it
Such conditions cause strong winds.
if the pump and thermostat have been replaced on a 2001 malibu and it overheats and the heat doesnt work now but the air does. do it need bleeding still , will air in the line still cause that problem...
Rods and Rocker arms were the problem with my Malibu after changing lifters
Check the Malibu crank position sensor and coil pack. One of these is the most likely cause of the loss of fire.
There can be several things that will cause your 2003 Chevy Malibu to run rough and not shift into fourth here. The probable cause is a lack of fuel. Due to a bad fuel injector.
What would cause my VW golf to cut out whist driving
What do you mean? When does this happen. I have a Malibu '02 and the horn will blow if one of my electric lock buttons are stuck up or down. This will cause it to honk if I put the car in park.
The 2005 Chevrolet Malibu axle nut torque specification is 60 pounds. Over torque in the axle nut will cause the will bearing to fail.
A faulty crank sensor would cause no spark and no fuel.
No, strong stimuli does not cause the amplitude of action potential to increase.
Yes, and that will cause shifting issues.