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2005 Chevy Malibu loses 905 of it's power without waring. A check engine light comes one. I turn off the car, wait a few minutes, and the problem goes way. Help!

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Jim, Since the check engine light is coming on it would be best to see if it's setting a code. You may be able to retrieve the code yourself and then find out what is setting it. This would be a good start, then I would have someone look at the vehicle since it's hard to diagnose the problem without seeing the vehicle. Lori

Patty Streeter,  at AskPatty.com Jim, Many things can cause this problem, the fact that the check engine light comes on means it should be easy for an ASE certified echnician to diagnose. Make sure you only take it to an ASE certified tech to diagnose the issue. You can find an ASE certified tech near you by going here: http://www.ase.com/bluesealsearch/locator.php

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