2012 Malibu Randomly cut off, and will turn over But wont start

Asked by Oct 04, 2017 at 07:22 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I thought it was the fuel pump..Turns out fuel
pump is fine.But it will randomly shut off while
driving and then turn over but wont start.soundin
like its not catching the fuel...I thought it was mayb
the fuel pump relay in the trunk, Because plenty
times ive fiddled with it and the car started right
up! So i went and got a brand new relay and still
the same problem! Theres No check engine light
on or anything and when it does start, it runs just
fine! I dont know whats going on! Please help!

4 Answers


Does tachometer move while cranking? Does engine light go off while cranking or stay on?

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Probably the position sensor pickup ... it's usually located with the ignition unit. Look for a 2 wire connector with wires running down the back of the engine ... when they intermittently fail like yours ... it will drive you nuts .... mine had the wires melted because it was too close to the exhaust manifold ... it would work then cut out then work again

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Thanks Tom! I will check it out tomarrow! Thankfully i made it home ok today...stoped on me twice on the way home then started working again and running just fine all the way home

Guru9fsv8 yes the meter moves, and no engine light comes on.

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