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2004 chevy malibu shut off while driving

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2004 chevy malibu shut off while driving
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** you done any testing? Has it started again? Thanks.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
far no testing. It happened twice in the last week. Just shuts off no power. Starts up right away.
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Does this usually happen when coming to a stop? Is the check engine light on? Thanks.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No lights. Yes I had to stop
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

I mean did vehicle shut off while coming to a stop/slowing down or was it while going down road? Thanks.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Going down the road all power went down. I was starting to stop but was not stop at the time the power went off
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like you may just have a dirty throttle body which will cause airflow restrictions during closed throttle conditions such as starting, slowing down, or at a stop. This can cause low idle, hard starting, and stalling. You will want to get some throttle body cleaner from parts store, spray onto rag, then wipe out throttle bore. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.