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Loss of power

garys86

Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2004
Messages
17
Location
nothern california
Corvette
1986 White coupe
Hey all, I was driving back from Redding in my 86 coupe and after a couple of hours airing her out I suddenly lost power and had to take the first off ramp wherew she would barely run & didn't respond to pumping the gas. I had to have her towed home to Sacramento (38 miles) anyway what do you think my course of action should be? Start with fuel filter, fuel pump, computer relay?
Thanks,
Gary
 

warp8

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Joined
Jun 5, 2006
Messages
95
Location
Florida
Hey all, I was driving back from Redding in my 86 coupe and after a couple of hours airing her out I suddenly lost power and had to take the first off ramp wherew she would barely run & didn't respond to pumping the gas. I had to have her towed home to Sacramento (38 miles) anyway what do you think my course of action should be? Start with fuel filter, fuel pump, computer relay?
Thanks,
Gary

Check the basics.

Check ECM for stored codes
Fuel Pressure
Spark
 

Jeb

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 20, 2005
Messages
456
Location
Covington, Louisiana
Corvette
1987 Convertable
Hey all, I was driving back from Redding in my 86 coupe and after a couple of hours airing her out I suddenly lost power and had to take the first off ramp wherew she would barely run & didn't respond to pumping the gas. I had to have her towed home to Sacramento (38 miles) anyway what do you think my course of action should be? Start with fuel filter, fuel pump, computer relay?
Thanks,
Gary

With no other information, my first thought was cats.

Are your's original?

Will it run at slower speeds and progressively get worse the longer you run?

Does the tach go up but with no corresponding increase in power?
 

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