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CHEVY 97 Z24 2.4 ENGINE NO POWER, CHECK ENGIN

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

Engine problem
1997 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 55000 miles

Hi. I was driving home when the car started acting up. It seemed like it slipped out of gear on the expressway, was unresponsive when given gas and then stalled when I stopped at a red light at the end of the exit ramp. It smelled like something burning.

I got it started, it sputtered and had no power, I had to finesse it to keep it going. I took it to Auto Zone to get the computer codes checked.

They pulled a code P0300 code from the computer. I changed the plugs and both coils and it made no difference. They checked the ignition module and it checked ok, though they said it was starting to heat up. It seemed to run a little better once the engine had cooled off Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Czbone
February 11, 2008.




I had the car towed to a repair facility today, just posting this as a followup in case someone else runs into the same situation.

One or both coils had gone bad and burned or shorted out the contacts in the coil pack housing. I had replaced the coils, but not the housing. Seems to have fixed the problem.

Tiny
Czbone
Feb 12, 2008.


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