1987 chevy cavalier z24.Starts fine.Runs fine till it gets warm.stalls.wont start again till it cools off.Replaced all coils,control module,crank sensor,fuel filter,fuel pump,oil pressure sensor,HELP!

Asked by Apr 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM about the 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

12,805

These kind of problems almost always can have multiple causes. My suggestion is to take it to an auto parts store that has a live engine monitor. They will usually hook you up for free and tell you what if any codes come up. If you get no codes well you are not out anything. If that fails to show anything I would narrow it down to an ignition or a fuel delivery problem. To do this have a helper spray a small amount of starting fluid into intake while you crank it over. If you get the engine to run temporarily you have a fuel deliver problem. If not pull a plug wire and check for spark. By doing this you are eliminating half of the possible problems and can narrow down the source of the problem. When you get that far repost if you need more help.

65

It sounds like you have a cooling problem. I would try a new thermostat and get the radiator flushed. After that, I would search for a vapor lock but that is highly unlikely with more modern cars. As the first responder suggests, pull a plug wire and see if there is any spark while turning the engine over right after it has stalled. There might be a heat sensor somewhere that needs replacement and causing the shut off.

20

You looking to sell your z24?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,000 nationwide Cavalier listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,920
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,300
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
225 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
781 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Chevrolet Corvette
120 Great Deals out of 20,753 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,001 Great Deals out of 90,918 listings starting at $650
Used Ford Taurus
248 Great Deals out of 20,434 listings starting at $699

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.