99 malibu gauges acting up starts then dies

Asked by Jan 21, 2017 at 03:20 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: General

Got 99 malibu yesterday today the temp
gauge stop working gas gauge started
acting crazy then battery light came on i
unhooked ground it still run so I unhooked
battery for 20 mins hooked it back up and
now starts but dies 2 seconds later

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Since the battery light came on have the alternator checked. For future reference NEVER disconnect the battery cable(s) with the engine running. That creates a power spike that can fry all kinds of electronics!! HTH. -Jim

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