My 2002 Malibu battery drained

hickory14
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Asked by hickory14 Mar 23, 2013 at 08:15 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just bought my wife this car, and I started noticing wierd problems.  First it would very subtly jut forward while accelerating(almost as if I was taking my foot off the gas and back on, however so subtle that I could see no change in rpms).  Next I notice that about half the time its seeming to have a hard time starting.  AND then my wife tells me today at work that the radio still works with the key out of the car!  She drives it home and says she can't get the key out of the ignition(in off position).  By the time I got home the battery was completely dead and the key just slipped out of the ignition.  I really don't know if the two problems may be related and I can barely afford to take it to a mechanic to have him chase the problem around.  Any help would be greatly appreciated... Really.  Thanks!

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tenspeed
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My 2002 Pontiac works for ten minutes with the key out of the ignition. It will shut off when the drivers door is open.

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Js08016
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About the key, my neighbor's '06 Cadillac CTS did that last year when her battery died (of natural causes). I've heard the same thing from other GM owners as well. Since you just bought this car, used, you probably don't know how old the battery is. It might just be old and time for a new one. Have the battery load tested. If it fails the load test it's time for a new battery. HTH. -Jim

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