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

37,975

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

Search Chevrolet Malibu Questions

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,860
#2 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 1,500
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
999 Great Deals out of 36,595 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord
1,255 Great Deals out of 78,205 listings starting at $969
Used Nissan Altima
1,334 Great Deals out of 84,997 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Camry
1,519 Great Deals out of 101,099 listings starting at $700
Used Nissan Maxima
501 Great Deals out of 25,223 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
969 Great Deals out of 49,788 listings starting at $700
Used Kia Optima
561 Great Deals out of 30,142 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
1,179 Great Deals out of 66,806 listings starting at $695
Used Chrysler 300
514 Great Deals out of 21,194 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,703 Great Deals out of 148,972 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
12,015 listings starting at $14,998
2016 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 3,089 listings starting at $13,999
2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 843 listings starting at $9,977
2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 935 listings starting at $8,997
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,251 listings starting at $6,995