I've an 89 Camaro RS, with the 305 TBI (engine code "E"), somewhere around
63,000miles. It has been sitting in storage for the past 5 years, due to
the fact it will not start when the engine is warm...let it cool off and it
turns over just fine. The starter was replaced shortly after this started
to happen, and not much of an improvement was noticed. I've finally gotten
the "itch" (and the wife's "okay") to mess around with it again. After
checking around with some local part stores it was brought to my attention
that the problem could be the ignition control module. Does this sound like
a possible culprit? If not any other ideas.
Thanks in advance,
We need more info.
I presume it turns over ok but won't fire rather than it won't crank.
If it turns over, you need fuel, compression and spark.
Is the fuel fresh? (not just topped up).
check for spark.
If it runs, but cuts out when warm then module could be a culprit, a long
with a lot of other possible problems.
It turns over just fine...if I go and drive it for a little while (it does
not cut out when driving) then shut the car and go to restart right away it
will not do anything...no clicking or anything, but the lights and radio
still work. I have also tried using a different key since it has the pass
key system. It is fresh fuel in there, since getting it out of storage.
If it won't crank then the starter isn't being supplied. I don't think the
ignition module affects that.
I've not dealt with any pass key issues yet, but i think it stops the
starter as well IIRC. You could try a meter on the starter , to check that
the solenoid is being energised.
It could be a dirty solenoid on the starter.
My '78 camaro solenoid was severly worn when i stripped it down. The car
would always crank from cold no problem, but would show signs of heat soak
/ flat battery when warm.
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