The car is 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.0L 4 cylinder engine, throttle body fuel injection.
I drove it today and it stalled while I was driving it.
Immediately after stalling the car will not start. If I let it sit for 3-5 minutes or more it will start and drive for about 1 minute (0.25 miles or so) and then stall again. I had to do this about a dozen times to get back home.
It doesn’t seem to matter if I drive it fast or not, it still stalls after about the same amount of time (about 1 minute), so I am guessing it is not a fuel problem. But anything is possible.
The car stalls all at once, it does not sputter or anything.
The car stalls at high or low RPM.
No engine codes are flashing.
I am guessing that it loses ignition due to some intermittent thermal problem.
What do you think? Any usual suspects that fail after they get hot?