Q: Hey! My 2011 chevy Malibu just randomly shut off on my while I was driving last night and now as soon as I start it , it immediate

asked by on

2011 chevy Malibu!

My car has 87000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition module are faulty, this may cause the motor to not produce the spark needed to ignite the fuel in the motor. Occasionally, these types of problems may happen very intermittently making them very difficult to trace.

If there is a fuel delivery problem, this may be related to low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty or dirty idle air control valve (this relays information about air intake to the computer which makes fuel adjustments), or potentially a faulty fuel pressure regulator or fuel pump. Fuel delivery problems will typically not allow the proper amount of fuel to be delivered to the cylinders which results in a lean fuel condition which can cause backfiring or simply cause the motor not to start, to die or not to stay running, once started, as a result of fuel starvation. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose your no start problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Hey! My 2011 chevy Malibu just randomly shut off on my while I was driving last night and now as soon as I start it , it immediate

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: battery

It is certainly possible and legal to extend the length of your cables to fit a particular battery. However, I would strongly recommend taking the battery back to where you got it from and exchanging it for the correct...

Q: Feeling a jerk when shifting from park to drive I already replaced the rear end mounting bushing twice do you have any idea

Hello there. The jerk when shifting from park to drive is a common problem with your 2006 Cadillac CTS. The most common causes are the engine mounts or the transmission mounts. Your vehicle has several engine mounts and transmission mounts....

Q: How much will it cost to fix low engine power issues

Many different types of faulty vehicle components and/or sensors can cause reduced power. Inasmuch as the cost to repair will depend on exactly what must be repaired, a diagnostic to pinpoint the faulty parts must be performed first. That diagnostic...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...