what is causing car engine to shut off

Asked by Nov 07, 2014 at 10:54 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 2004 chevy mailbu had been showing the gas gage misreading, then on the way home the car shut off completely, it restarted with boosting only to run a minute or so then engine would shut off again; the battery was tested and is still good.  what could the issue be?

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if it is dying while running, it would be a good idea to test the alternator.

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I agree with the alternator, just because the car systems run off of the alternator. Also consider have the fuel system checked, fuel pump, fuel filter, line and fittings. Make sure your are getting full fuel pressure at the test port on the fuel.

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