Decreased acceleration/car died

Asked by Jul 23, 2017 at 10:10 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi people I'm new to this so excuse me. I have a
2002 Chevy Malibu while driving today I was on
cruise control doing 70mph and had been on the
hwy for about 45mins all of a sudden my speed
decreased to 60mph (still on cruise control) I
turned the cruise off (temp outside over 100
degrees) I accelerated and it went back up did fine
for about 5 mins and did it again this repeated over
and over I speed up get to 70mph it stays there for
a few minutes then while I'm still on the gas pedal
speed is decreasing when I got off the hwy car
died. I put it in neutral start it back in drive and go
get to a stoplight and it was fine at the light go to
take off it dies put it in neutral didn't start tried
again it started get back in drive long enough to
get close to a parking lot it does I coast in a
parking lot two tries to get it started another
15mins home no problems. I did notice I smelled a
bit of gas during the last dying and restarting.
When pulling in I noticed car temp slightly higher
than normal  (I had turned the a/c off and rolled
down Windows last 15mins of the drive) car
cooled down I checked all fluids they are fine I
looked under the car no leaks. Any ideas?

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