1982 covette will not start when hot


Asked by Jul 06, 2015 at 10:33 PM about the 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car starts fine when cold but once it gets to operational temp. it wont restart until the engine cools down.25-35 min.

7 Answers

Mark Grignon

Classic symptom of an HEI ignition module that is dying. I would recommend to start with replacing the ignition module. Many performance aftermarket ones are available.

Mark Grignon

It will look like this and it bolts to the base of the distributor. Access it by taking off the cap. You may have to remove the rotor as well, can't remember.


Thanks Mark,I'll try that!


Could be a wire with a fusable link heating up to the starter


go with @mark, 90% the cause


I get the new ignition module 7-8-15 I have my fingers crossed!


best of luck, if its not the problem we take it from there,

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