Mechanics

WHY IS MY CAR DOING THIS?

2004 Chevrolet Malibu • 80,000 miles

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu Ls. Not all the time, but sometimes when I go to start my car it will start but it cranks for about 10 seconds before it turns over. Also I was driving today and I had to stop at a stop sign, when I went to give it gas to go it wouldnt move. I turned my car off, started it back up and it ran fine.
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DanO1985
July 20, 2012.



I would check fuel pressure. I would bet the fuel pump is going bad.

On the hard start symptom it sounds like the fuel is over night draining back into the tank causing it to have an extended crank.

ALLPRO
Jul 20, 2012.
Luckily I have a waranty. Thanks, I think you may be right.

Tiny
DanO1985
Jul 20, 2012.
If its under warranty thats awesome! Good luck and let us know what they find wrong please.

ALLPRO
Jul 20, 2012.