Stalling problems with a 1988 chevy sprint

Asked by Mar 22, 2017 at 07:14 AM about the 1988 Chevrolet Sprint

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car runs awhile and then
quits and won't start for a
while but sometimes it will
run all day without a
problem

5 Answers

73,035

Sounds like it could be the ignition control module or coil. The engine heat will affect the ICM when they start to go bad, and need to cool down before the engine will start again. Just take out the ICM and the coil and have them tested at an auto parts store.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer

Ya thanks but could it be the timing or Cadillac converter be stopped

73,035

If it were the catalytic converter, the engine would still run, and the engine would be holding back, no acceleration, and wouldn't be able to get over like 40 mph. The timing I highly doubt. The car starts when its cold. Do you have any more details on the problem? Like when it quits, is the engine running when it quits, just shut down or is it when you back to start it that it don't start.

When it stalls it starts to act like it's running out of gas cause it sputtered and then quits and won't start and I just went to get the car and cranked it Right up and drove it and noticed when I pushed clutch in the check engine light came on and when I let off the light went off but it comes on and off the rest of the time

73,035

The check engine light coming on and off indicates a miss fire, so the coil and ICM certainly can be involved with the problem.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Stalling problems with a 1988 chevy sprint 5 answers

    Car runs awhile and then quits and won't start for a while but sometimes it will run all day without a problem

    1988 Chevrolet Sprint

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • problem with my 1989 chevy sprint 1 litre, 3 cyl auto 6 answers

    My 1989 Chevy Sprint is heating up when I am driving it, but cools down when I stop the vehicle and I noticed spurts out black smoke out of tail pipe, but only once in awhile. I replaced the head gask...

    1989 Chevrolet Sprint

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what makes my 1987 chevy sprint act like it has no gas on a full tank 7 answers

    when driving my 1987 chevy sprint will go fine for a bit then it will bog down with no power like it is out of gas. I pull over and wait then try again it will go again . I never know when it will d...

    1987 Chevrolet Sprint

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 89 chevy sprint...timing issues 3 answers

    My 89 chevy sprint 1.0L 3 cyl. Non turbo has issues starting. I am not a mechanic and have been researching alot on google to slowly investigate my issue. I've had an ongoing problem for three wee...

    1989 Chevrolet Sprint

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Brake problems? 1 answer

    My dad is getting irritated with me. I am trying to get my 87 sprint up and running. I redid all my brakes, beld the lines, replaced valves etc. And now my brakes go completely soft when the engine is...

    1987 Chevrolet Sprint

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Sprint

Looking for a Used Sprint in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Shortcuts

Search Chevrolet Sprint Questions

Chevrolet Sprint Experts

#1 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 80
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 40
#3 pirulo699
pirulo699
Reputation 30
View All

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.