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1998 Malibu runs & then dies

Have 1998 Malibu will run for about 5 minutes and then just die. i let it set for an hour and it fires up like nothing is wrong but after 3-5 minutes it dies again. The check engine light turns off once started, the theft system light (not blinking) turns off once started. when it won't start i can still hear the fuel pump develope pressure when i turn the key on. is there an electrical component that is shutting down once it reaches a given temp?

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Hi

There is a possibility that the baffle in the fuel tank has come loose. The fuel pump has like a reservior that the pump fits in to assure that fuel stays around the pump at all times.

Kindly check it.

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Hello,

If it is sputtering when it dies, then it is probably fuel related. Given the track record of GM fuel pumps, I wouldn't doubt that you would hear the pump, but it still may not be working properly.

Just out of curiosity, have you checked the fuel filter?

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Welcome to Fixya! Ok There are some steps to go through here First----Check the Oil, Air Filter, Fuel Filter, Fuses and Relays in Boxes Under the Hood and Under The Dash. Let me Know what You Find!

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