5.7 liter engine suddenly stops



My 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, recently purchased, will suddenly stop. After 10 minutes, it will start again, but will run for only a short time.

My mechanic said the engine code is 16, indicating that the problem is the distributor. The distributor, however, appears to be new.

So, they removed the old computer,l which my mechanic said appeared to have come from a junk yard, and started it again. That didn’t work.

Any suggestions?


The problem might be with the ignition module within the distributor. This is what tells the ignition coil when to fire the sparkplugs. And from what you describe, that would be the first thing to suspect.