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89 vette, 48k, car starts fine, runs about a minute or 2, then shuts down, then wont restart, probably vats, after a few minutes, starts right up only to do the same thing.

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Sounds like ignition control module (small plastic piece in bottom of distributor). When it gets warm it's shorting out. Easy fix, disconnect battery, pull cap & rotor - gin module is 2 screws in bottom of distributor and 4 wires - replace wires in exact order and coat bottom of middle with dielectric grease, replace rotor, cap & connect battery NEGATIVE CABLE LAST!

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Pick up coil is bad inside distributor

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The problem might be your Vats security system. This causes the car to either "not start" or "shut down" while running, or start for 5 seconds and then die. (depending on the system) If the security light flashes, i guarantee that this is what the problem is. 1st trick, (if not starting) turn the key forward 2 clicks till right before it would normally start, leave like that for 10 minutes. ( no less ) After 10 minutes, turn key back then forward and your car might start. I did this in my regal for more than a year.

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Never worry again fix: Bypass the whole VATS/Passlock/passkey I or passkey II system entirely. Literally take it out, and throw it away. I just did this in my Regal. Took about an hour. Took longer to find the thing than it did to fix the problem. For a list of cars effected by this problem. See the NEWROCKIES link on the right side of their page.........
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----- http://newrockies.ca?ap_id=judd0081
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Yo, sounds like a crank position sensor to me.

The next time it happens watch the tach & see if jumps around a bit.

The CPS is directly below the water pump and is a common problem with these cars. (I have an 89 SHO as well)

The car will die and not throw a code. After a few minutes to dry up it'll start up as if nothing wrong....it can happen (shut off) anytime at any speed.

Not an easy fix...goto SHOforum and look up the 60k service how to and dig in.

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