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My 97 Chevy Malibu won't stay running.

My 97 Chevy Malibu has had a problem staying running since I got it. It will start but sometimes won't stay running (it will immediately die after starting) unless i press on the gas a little bit while it is started. But know that doesn't always work pressing on the gas sometimes makes no difference at all.

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    It starts but won't stay running

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There are two components that you should be looking at one is called a throttle position sensor and the other is a idle air control motor/valve.these two will make the car hard star or not start at all.the are both located in the general area of the intake manifold right where the throttle cable connects.

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It possibly could be the ignition module, if it is like the Malibu 2000 with the (6 cyl.)coils located on top of it, then take it out and to a parts place and have them test the module, I took my to Oreily's and had mine tested If you know how to use an ohm meter, then you can check the primary and secondary resistance of your coil windings with it.. Have you checked your fuel pressure and it has a fuel regulator on it to I would assume, regulator might be allowing it to get the pressure it needs, who knows.Have you confirmed the fuel pump is working, sometimes relays control them.
Check to see if you are getting fire to the plugs if you have an assistant to help you.
You may want to recheck all your plug connections that play a part in voltage and fire for the engine, also check your crank angle sensor, it could be bad, just some of my thoughts, buy you a service manual from auto parts store and follow directions.

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My 1999 chevy malibu starts but will not stay running. I have changed the starter , fuel pump, and fuel rails, nothing has solved the problem. Can someone help.

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  • sherman north Nov 04, 2014

    Get you a service manual from a parts supplier and if you are familiar with working on vehicles, using voltmeters and tools you will fid your problem. Just keep patience.

  • sherman north Jan 04, 2015

    Have you replaced your idle air control valve and I think you can take the old one out & clean it , it isn't that expensive .

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