the ecm is behind the glove box. take it down and replace the prom. the prom is behind a plate held on by two screws.I have fixed two cars like yours by changing the prom.
first check for a clogged fuel filter then look at the fuel pump.
A Cavalier can sputter do to a number of things. Cars sputter due to bad spark plugs, bad compression, broken engine mounts, or even a failing catalytic converter.
if it tends to sputter and have no power i would suggest the fuel pump. it it is only after the car has warmed up, or a while after you start driving it might be the ignition module.
Have you checked the catylitic converter? Had a Datsun B210 that had the same symptoms. Took the converter out and the honeycomb would clog after 20 - 30 minutes driving. Just a thought!
youre driving a ford!
need more info. does it shut down while driving? shut down on decelleration? acceleration? does it sputter or is it like the key was shut off? is there a loss of power before it happens? does it restart right away or do you have to wait , and if so, how long? is the yellow "check engine" light on: Does it stall every ten minutes until it's fully warmed up?
Check the 1989 Honda Accords timing. If the engine has jumped time then the engine will buck and sputter.
Could be a plugged fuel filter.
its a electronic piece in the key push ron area in the steering collum the key rod connectes it to complete the electric curcuit circle if it cracked it will cause it to shut down and restart by itself..
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check and see if you are getting fuel ,spark and compreesion these are the three main things if you have all of these repost
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