It could be the theft system as well. The Malibu Classic is famous for it. When you crank, leave it in the On position. If the Theft light is blinking, the theft sensor is messing up. you'll need to leave it in either On, or Accessory for 10 minutes, until that light stops blinking. Then, turn to off, take out the key, and try to start again. It will take a second or two longer than normal, because the fuel had been cut off.