2000 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 175000 miles
I bought this car almost 6 months ago, and I never had a problem until we bought our second car, and the battery in that one was bad, and I ended up having to give it about 5 boosts over a period of about 4-5 days. (That car needed a new battery).
That's when the problems started for my car, I was driving one day and it just cut off on me, restarted right away, but the car cut off, no power steering or anything. This happened a total of 4 times over a 3 week period. That has since stopped happening, but now my car just wont start most of the time. I have to get a boost most times in order to get it started. It starts almost right away when I give it a boost.
I guess what I'm wondering is, do you think this is a battery problem or something more? I had it to a mechanic, but they couldn't find anything wrong, but that was back right after it cut off while I was driving the first time.
Do you think it is my battery? Or something else?
I guess I should mention as well, that when I bought the car, it had been sitting for roughly a year and not being used. I know that that is very bad on the battery, as is giving people a boost, and I think both those things, combined with the -30 to -40 weather has taken a toll on my battery.
Any information or help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks you so much,
Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 1:38 PM