I have a 1988 camaro with a 2.8 v6. The car has a slight misfire and idles between 1,500-2,000 rpm and sometimes dies in gear. What could be making it do this?

Asked by Sep 09, 2014 at 09:47 PM about the 1988 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've replaced the egr valve, fixed
some vacuum leaks, put a new coil
and distributor cap on the car.

2 Answers


A high idle is usually a vacuum leak. Check the IAC (Idle Air Control) valve. If it's stuck open it'll give you a high idle. Did you replace the rotor, wires and spark plugs when you changed the distributor cap? You should have. Your car should be tuned up every 30,000 miles or 30 months. Whichever comes first. HTH. -Jim


The fact that it has the 2.8 liter V-6.

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