2012 Malibu won’t stay running

Asked by Jul 21, 2018 at 12:53 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2012 Chevy Malibu stays running while it’s in park but
only runs for about 2 miles and shuts off. If I disconnect
the battery cables and wait a few minutes it will restart
and run for another few miles and shut off again. I was
thinking fuel pump or filter, but my brother in law thinks it’s
the anti theft. Right before it started happening my dad
locked the keys in the car and I had someone come out
and pop the locks.

1 Answer


Fuel pumps not gonna run a few miles then shut off then work again by disconnecting the battery. That theory is way wrong. when a fuel pump winding burns up it burns up. I think the wait period your waiting with your battery unhook some electrical component is cooling down such as the ignition control module. Try not disconnecting and just waiting and see if its just a matter of time instead

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