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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Question: my car has been losing power and having trouble starting acting as if out of gas

 

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ljhall281, Portage, IN, May 18, 2014, 14:35
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I took to Chevy dealer they could not find anything wrong. After a week they I pick my car back up from dealer and made a stop , when I went to start the car back up , it would not start. After 39 minutes It finally did start , just as tow truck came to tow. No one can find out what is wrong . PLEASE any help would be so appreciated . I am single parent and am concerned to go out on highway , or anywhere until I can get problem fixed.

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    G. T. Service Center (4177 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG May 18, 2014, 14:48
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    The fuel pump and filter is the common problem on those with that symptom, Proven and verified.

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    ljhall281, May 18, 2014, 15:27
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    the Chevy dealership is telling me they can not find anything wrong . When they put on machine will the results show that this is the problem? And thank you

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    ProfessorG, May 18, 2014, 15:30
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    The machine will not show the fuel pump. Honestly a fuel pressure gauge will need to be use band the car duplicate the fault to be able to see it.

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    ljhall281, May 18, 2014, 15:38
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    THANK YOU I WILL CALL DEALERSHIP IN MORNING.

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    ProfessorG, May 18, 2014, 15:39
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    U Bet let me know.

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    ckc4009, May 29, 2014, 10:26
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    I had the same problem with my 2006 Malibu. Even had a zone manger look at it. Ended up taking it to a small mechanic who repaired it for $80. I cant remember the part he replaced but please don't spend your money with all of the trouble shooting.

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    ProfessorG, May 29, 2014, 10:59
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    Really

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    mtiservicecenter (see my shops), August 11, 2014, 18:58
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    you should have all data recorded on your car at that point it can be downloaded and reviewed frame by frame to pinpoint the issue

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