Question about 1997 Chevrolet Astro
If it rains, my van will not start. It ususally takes three days or more to dry out or something, then it starts perfectly. Help.
These vehicles get moisture in the distributor cap. replace those with GM ONLY parts. When you go to install the cap, put a bead of wheel bearing grease on the outside of the cap only where it seals to the distributor base. This will keep out the moisture which causes corrosion.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Change your ignition coil ! Try to start your vehicle and have someone look at your coil to see if they see a spark or hear cracking from the coil, im sure theres a small crack in the casing.
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
Rather than replacing everything why not find the hole and stop the leak.If it runs ok when dry the obvious solution would be to fix the leak.hell of a lot cheaper than replacing stuff that still works ok.Fix the cause not the result .Replace it all and its still going to get wet so problem has not been solved
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
There is a channel where the water runs down and the water is funneled to a spot where if you park the van uphill the water will spill right on the electronic control module box and all of its connections. im pretty sure that this is the problem because i have already replaced one ecm on this van and am having the same problem again
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
This is a bit weird but my 1997 Astro would shut off while driving then
start a few days later if I was lucky happened in all kind of weather. Some times it would start in the morning but not the afternoon.
Decided to replace the fuel pump inside the gas tank and fuel filter and problem gone.
I don't know if this will work for everybody but it's worth a try worked for me. The hardest part is getting the tank down with a full tank of gas. Good Luck.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
After 11 years, it may be time to replace all ignition wiring; plug & coil wires.
If you have done that already or do it and it doesn't help, use a hand-held hair dryer and heat individual items under the hood one-by-one while frequently trying to start the engine.
Don't forget that some items will have enough mass that it may take a few minutes to warm something enough to evaporate moisture.
Check also if some 'service tech' has removed and not replaced splash shields under the engine compartment; sometimes manufacturers put them on for a reason and have too often seen them stay behind after 'service' because fasteners broke or were lost.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
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