2009 Chevy Malibu Please help!


Asked by Oct 08, 2014 at 09:38 AM about the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu. I was driving through the neighborhood (thank goodness) Sunday afternoon, when it felt like I had lost power. My car has the option to use the paddle shifters so I thought I had accidently knocked it into manual. I did not. I then put my foot on the gas and it continued to slow. My car slowed and slowed until it finally came to a complete stop. I tried to start it again and it turned over and a second later it shuts back off. I don't want to go through the pain of buying a new fuel pump if that is not what is wrong with it. Any ideas?

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Do you have a CEL light on the dashboard lighting up?

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B mark,is correct,would help,to diagnose the issue.


when I turn it over it goes out. but when it is just running off the battery it is on. we also checked all the fuses and they are all good.

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Ok. So when it's running the Check Engine Light is on. Take it to AutoZone or someplace like that and have them read the trouble codes for free. Then you will have a good idea what you need to do.

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It doesn't drive:) . A friend of mine let us use his and it didn't read any codes. except the passenger side airbag, but that light has been on for over 2 years now.


You should be able to hear the fuel pump work for a few seconds when you turn the key. Then you will know if you need a new pump. Let me know what happens.


I will get back to you in about four hours. :)

Did you check your battery terminals. Sometimes corrosion builds up. If so clean off terminals. I had a similar situation which turned out to be the battery and corrosion.

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