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MY CAR HAS BEEN STALLING AFTER IT HEATS UP.

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier • 247,000 miles

Recently, I would be driving my car (however long, whatever distance) and it would be fine. I'd stop at the store or something for 10-15 min or whatever, and start my car up. It starts kinda rough, and when I put it into gear and push the gas pedal, it kind of sputters, and eventually stalls out. After trying to restart it multiple times, it finally catches. And after letting it sit for at least an hour, it starts up, and runs fine. There sometimes is still a little "sputtering" when idling at a stop light, but other than that, when I get going its fine. What would be causing something like this? Thanks for the help!
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97Cavalier
March 24, 2012.



Symptoms indicates possible low idling speed. Get the throttle body and IAC cleaned and retest.


KHLow2008
Mar 24, 2012.
Sounds like you could have a fuel pump getting hot and binding when restarted but you would have to take a fuel pressure reading at the moment that occurs.


Wrenchtech
Mar 24, 2012.
I'll definitely look into those, thanks! But if it helps, today it is pretty cool, and rainy and it didn't show any signs of wanting to stall. Where yesterday, when it was stalling, it was pretty hot out. If that could effect it at all.


Tiny
97Cavalier
Mar 24, 2012.
Check the coolant level and Engine Coolant Temperature sensor as well.


KHLow2008
Mar 25, 2012.
Ignition control module icm or ckp crankshaft position sensor


Tiny
Renegade65
Jan 4, 2013.
He last responded in March. I would think he has it resolved by now.


Wrenchtech
Jan 4, 2013.