please help!!! I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu LS V6.


Asked by Apr 24, 2015 at 06:47 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

with 180000. miles. when im on the freeway and want to speed up pass a car im doing
about 60mph. i press on the gas nothing happens then i lay off the gas then press it
again then it want to speed up. it only happens when im no the freeway doing over
60mph. i have no light engine light on or anything. people told me to get my
transmission service so i did but its still happening. if you have had this happen to you
and how do i fix the problem. this is my first car i bought about 9 months ago for
$800.00. i have put 1000 miles on my car so far

4 Answers

John Carson

When did you change the fuel filters? It may not have enough gas to feed the engine to go faster. Does the transmission change gears to pass or does it just bog down. Can you go over 60 if you give it the gas slowly? If the transmission down-shifts, that is not the issue. Try to manual shift to a lower gear and see if that helps. What it really sound like, not being the driver or in the car is fuel starvation.


fuel filter i have not changed. the transmission dose change gears and it dose shift down. yes i can go over 60 with no problem. i have tried pressing on the gas a little slower to see if the problem still happens and it dose. when i bought the car they said that the fuel pump i should change out one day due to when you fill it up to a full tank and drive it will just shut off but you can start it up no problem i have learned that only happens when you fill it up full but if you don't fill it up full it don't happen. im going to be changing the fuel filter asap. someone also told me to change the mass air flow sensor? umm

John Carson

If you bought the car with a warring of the fuel pump going bad, than that is your problem. It is not responding to an increase demand in fuel. You can have it checked as it is an expensive part to replace if it is inside the gas tank. Only if the mass air sensor is bad do you need to change it. You will get a check engine light and a code reading for that. Don't waste money on parts yo don't need.


okay great yea i don't want to spend money that i don't need to on my car i have checked the price on a fuel pump for my car im looking at 400.00 that i don't have. i just wanted to make sure that it could not be something easier and less money. i will start with the fuel filter and if it still happened then i do have to change the fuel pump asap. thank you for your help!!!!

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