2004 chevy malibu

Asked by Mar 14, 2016 at 10:29 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My sister in law car will turn over and start
but it won't stay running.  It acts like it's not
getting enough gas to stay running. Not long
ago my brother change the filter. Was
wondering if anyone knows what could be
wrong with the car. I can't smell anything to
see if it's the cytlatic converter. Was
wondering if that would cause the car to act
like that or would it be the fuel pump itself??

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More than likely the fuel pump as you said,

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One way to find out for sure is to remove the air intake tube from the throttle body. Open the butterfly door with the throttle cable mechanism and spray some starter fluid inside the throttle body. If it is the fuel pump, it will run long enough to burn the starter fluid, then immediately stall. Also Auto Zone and Advance Auto have loaner tools. Get a fuel pressure gauge and locate the port on the fuel rail. Crank the engine and measure the fuel pressure with the specs for that model.

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