I have a 2010 chevy malibu i had the [water pump](/topics...

I have a 2010 chevy malibu i had the [water pump](/topics-water-pump/) changed because it started over heating and the pully was making noise it was running fine until we got a bunch of snow that was 2 weeks ago. Now my car is ove...

I have a 2010 chevy malibu i had the [water pump](/topics-water-pump/) changed because it started over heating and the pully was making noise it was running fine until we got a bunch of snow that was 2 weeks ago. Now my car is over heating again anx now it will not turn over to start but all the lights still come on. What could be my problem? Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced? Yes it has because the water pump needed replacing so i replaced it. I serviced it a month ago apart plugs coil packs air filter oil and filter all done Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Malibu yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? Just what could be wrong so I can fix it

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No i am not what else can i doI do not want to talk on the phone just messaging please
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You would need to do that first so we can see if it's damaged. The only other things you can do is check fuel pressure, check for any [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/) codes, and check timing. The system will give you an automated phone call offer to speak to one of us on the phone **.** It is optional. Some folks prefer to talk on the phone. If you don’t, please ignore it as I cannot control the offer from popping up.

I have had a compression test done before i found out that the water pump was bad it didnt tell me it was the water pump i just guessed because of the noise it was makingIs there a simpler way to find out if its the head gaskets like checking [spark plug](/topics-spark-plug-chevy/) or oil or something i dont have the money to take it to a shop
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If it won't start then we would need to check it as well as the other items I mentioned.

The check engine light is on but i cant take it anywhere to have the codes read because of it not being able to start
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Do you not have access to a scan tool?

What is that?
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The thing that reads the codes.

O ok I guess i could rent one from a parts storeIs that all i can do is get codes read abd go from there
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Yes that would be a good start. We may get lucky and find a small problem to fix.

Ok thank you i will try that first. Can i just send a message to this number if I need help again
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