Not my car - I am trying to help my stepdaughter’s friend.
2003 Chevy Malibu (believe the LS version)
Drove about 25 miles - mostly highway
Cut off when pulling into a parking lot
Unknown amount of time passes (probably minutes, defiantly not hours)
No work is done to the car
Car starts again and drives to a parking spot
My mind went to alternator but the fact that the car started again seems to rule that out. I figure it could also just be out of gas. My only other idea within my skill set could be battery cables may need replacing.
Mechanically I also think the culprit could also be the ignition switch. It could also be the fuel pump. I am going to check it out during my lunch hour and try and get a better diagnosis.
Any thoughts, tips, tricks and ideas for things to check on a case like this? Thank you.