Battery or electrical issue?

Asked by Jan 02, 2016 at 05:10 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drive a 2004 chevy malibu. My car will start when I jump it but then won't
start even after I let it run for awhile. The engine clicks and my trunk pops
open. Curious if this is a batter issue or an electrical issue? Radio and lights do
work.

1 Answer

69,685

It could be the battery or the alternator not charging. I would have them both tested. Get the car started and take it somewhere to be checked, it can be done with the battery & alternator still in the car.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • ECU electrical issues

    While driving my malibu chevy my entire electrical system shuts off and locks steering wheel i check battery and it's good I also check alternator and that is good as well. Im wondering if the ECU ...

    2004 Chevrolet Malibu Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • is the fuel pump the main reason a 2011 malibu will not start when battery and alternator are working 4 answers

    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 ...

    2011 Chevrolet Malibu

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Starter 7 answers

    Went to turn the key in the ignition, and the car wouldn't start. It's been getting worse the past month, sometimes it would start sometimes it wouldn't. The battery is only a year old and the termi...

    2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What could my car issue possibly be? 2 answers

    I've been having a repetitive issue with my 2012 Chevy Malibu LS for over 4 months now. The car issue has gotten worse over time, with all the repairs I have had done. I've spent about $1600 over th...

    2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Electrical Issues 6 answers

    Truck would turn over but not start and was found with bad fuel pump. Replaced it and assembly. Day later it shut off while moving in drive 2 times. A second mechanic found no obvious causes and sai...

    1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Door LS 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Malibu Questions

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 2,010
#2 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 1,860
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,340
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Nissan Altima
1,027 Great Deals out of 81,562 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
999 Great Deals out of 90,916 listings starting at $650
Used Hyundai Sonata
778 Great Deals out of 51,051 listings starting at $1,400
Used Kia Optima
462 Great Deals out of 29,990 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Maxima
306 Great Deals out of 25,213 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,112 Great Deals out of 71,555 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chrysler 300
413 Great Deals out of 19,932 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
14,913 listings starting at $13,741
2016 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 1,010 listings starting at $11,029
2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 826 listings starting at $8,753
2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 1,129 listings starting at $7,999
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 640 listings starting at $6,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.