is the fuel pump the main reason a 2011 malibu will not start when battery and alternator are working


Asked by Nov 11, 2013 at 11:16 AM about the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car turns over but will not start. A similar incident happened more than a year ago. The
car has no power although my battery is performing properly. I drove my car on Friday
night and when I awoke the next morning the car would not start?

4 Answers


There could be several items that could cause it but yes the fuel pump is a option it needs to be gone through to determine exactly what is wrong

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Mark, The dealer called me and told me the water pump is bad. However, the car had no power every electrical device in my car failed. I contacted Chevrolet and when the tow truck arrived he gave my battery a boost and it started. But only after the car was off for several minutes did it start. Will a fuel pump cause the aforementioned issue of now power? Could it be a faulty wire or fuse? The car was put on the diagnostic machine and inspected by Chevy tho morning Thanks for your insight

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New car GM batteries are only rated for 3 years. Since your car is an '11 model I'd replace the battery. Did the Chevy dealer load test the battery? HTH. -Jim


Ynotfff, I am sorry to hear you are having this concern with your Malibu. I would like to look into this further for you. Please email me your name, VIN, phone number, address, and dealership to I look forward to hearing from you. Erica Tiffany GM Customer Care

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