1988 Chevy Beretta Intermittent stall problem

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ZANDER05
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  • 1988 CHEVROLET BERETTA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 136,000 MILES
2.8W engine - mild weather. Cold start, short trip, park less than a hallf an hour - starts OK, but engine stalls after driving about 50 yards. Starts easily and after another short trip with the same scenario the engine stall may, or may not, occur. Stalling does not happen in other driving conditions. Problem started a couple of weeks after plugs, ignition wires, pcv valve and fuel filter were replaced. Full tank of gas between first and second incidents. Again, very intermittent problem.
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Thursday, October 16th, 2008 AT 12:34 PM

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When it stalls is it sputtering out like itis running out of gas, or does it just shut down like the key has been turned off?
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Thursday, October 16th, 2008 AT 1:52 PM
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Engine dies - no typical stalll sounds
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Thursday, October 16th, 2008 AT 6:49 PM
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Sounds like an ignition issue. Has the check engine light ever come on?
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Thursday, October 16th, 2008 AT 9:49 PM
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Service Engine Soon light comes on when engine stops and ignition key is still turned on. I understand this is normal. Would an ECM test help?
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Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 12:01 PM

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