2009 chevy malibu

Asked by Mdings Dec 16, 2019 at 01:46 AM about the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a crank problem I've changed
the starter brand new battery and
something is draining it I tried hooking
up a computer to it and it says error
sometimes I hit a bump and the ESC
comes on says service power steering
but I have never lost power steering but
now I just don't know how to keep it
running or turn it over is it an alternator
problem or is it a fuse box problem I
don't know I'm at my wits and can
somebody please help

2 Answers

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Check the fuse box under the hood make sure it's secure, if it isn't then you hot, positive,wire could be arking off the body. That would cause issues cranking or cutting off while driving. If thats not the case check your relay. Last it could be lose wiring at pcm or body ground. You can always pull the alteranter off and have it tested

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Everything in a car runs on electricity, and devices need a proper amount of juice to run properly. Your battery cables might be loose or corroded to the point where passage of electricity is inhibited. That would cause both the starting issue and the erratic warning light. This could also come from a defective ignition switch. If you truly are loosing current from the battery, you might have a defective switch or a shorted out wire. This is a parasitic drain that can seem like a defective alternator.

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