Why does my 86 vette drive 10 miles or so and then want to die?

sdc1979
0

Asked by sdc1979 Aug 09, 2012 at 11:23 AM about the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It starts cutting out and when I give it gas it tries to stall the engine. Installed a new fuel filter.

5 Answers

Js08016
19,125

Could be your ignition coil or ignition module. They sometimes will break down when they get hot. If, after the car cools down for a few hours then will re-start & run again, these are likely suspects. HTH. -Jim

sdc1979
0

When it does it I can shut the car off and start it and it will run fine for another ten miles or so. Now the service engine soon light comes on when it starts cutting out.

Js08016
19,125

If, you can, pull the trouble code. Sounds like it might be dumping fuel & flooding out.

CJ Michaels
705

on those early C4's they had an issue of water getting into the air intake and seizing up the engine....also fuel injectors had common shorts in them, sometimes making it so the car cant be started....idk if this is THE issue, but check out this link, it can help in the future http://www.corvsport.com/Corvette/C4/1985-1991/1986/C4_1986_CommonIssues.html

Denis Sagendorf
365

BACK BEFORE ELECTRONIC IGNITION. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A SIGN TNE COIL WAS GOING OUT.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Corvette
Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?
CarGurus has 10,847 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $3,900.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 870
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 760
#3 califcarson
califcarson
Reputation 560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro"
722 Great Deals out of 28,299 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford Mustang"
1,085 Great Deals out of 24,759 listings starting at $1,625
Used Porsche 911"
155 Great Deals out of 3,236 listings starting at $12,995
Used Dodge Charger"
818 Great Deals out of 31,519 listings starting at $2,950
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,555 Great Deals out of 36,201 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW M3"
108 Great Deals out of 1,398 listings starting at $4,991
Used Jeep Wrangler"
1,007 Great Deals out of 43,485 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,634 listings starting at $51,980
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 390 listings starting at $31,999
2012 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 298 listings starting at $32,995
2011 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 334 listings starting at $26,890