"AmyGGG" wrote: 97 Chevy Cavalier, 2.2litre, 4 cyl, 100k miles
Cavalier keeps dying when idling or moving very slowly in traffic.
Mechanic can't find the cause, can't duplicate the problem.
Power just cuts out- everything else still works (radio, air, blinkers).
Sometimes restarts right away,
Sometimes won't start, towed to shop, starts upon arrival.
Shop replaced fuel pump and relay, car died next week.
Shop can't duplicate the problem, and gave up.
It seems to happen in the rain or damp weather.
It quit again during rainfall, then restarted 10 minutes later.
Any help is much appreciated.
Repeated engine quitting and subsequent restarting are classic
symptoms of an intermittently failing ignition module. Before
throwing more money at the mechanic, throw a few bucks at a
new ignition module. You can install one yourself in most cars.