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I have a 2005 malibu 4th vin z about a 1 1/2 months ago i

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i have a 2005 malibu 4th vin z about a 1 1/2 months ago i was driving down a dirt road turned onto a paved road for about a 1 1/2 miles and the car dies (engine reduced power on the dic) since then it has gotten worse i managed to pull some codes po606, po601 u0107 co242 co561 now the car get 10 miles and dies i wait 1 -2 minutes turn the key a few times it starts up i go another 10 miles and some times as little as 2 miles real pain i tried cleaning battery terminals, ground wires near the battery side to body, disconnecting the wire bundles to the PCM and reconnecting. the codes don't always come back but went the engine dies it erases all codes help
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

We must first diagnose and resolve all the codes which are stored, prior to diagnosing this concern by symptom. Have you done any of those steps yet? If not I have them to share, if you can do diag.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
lets just try typing
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

So you need the steps for each code, correct?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the codes don't always come up but the engines dies out while driving down the road
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
maybe the steps for each code would help if it gets me to solve the engine dying out
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.

I need to confirm the engine, you said 2.5. There is a 2.5 and 3.5. Can I get the 8th vin number/letter?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
3.5 vin 8
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
vin 1G1ZU54805F148199
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 11 months ago.


0601 and 0606 normally mean the PCM is bad.

0107 is a communication issue between the PCM and throttle body.

0242 means the PCM is not sending torque info to the EBCM.

0561 means the EBCM has shit down the traction control because there are other C codes stored.

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Thanks Moose.