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Van is getting gas and fire but will not start.

We parked the van in driveway, went to start it next morning would not start. We could not hear the fuel pump engage, so we replace the fuel pump and fuel filter. It is getting gas to the check valve under the doghouse. It shoots a stream of gas out now, before replacing the parts it just barely ran over the valve. It is getting blue fire to the coil, yellow fire to the plugs, and it will start with starting fluid but will die as soon as starting fluid burns off. Have not checked the injectors. I do not know what one looks like or how to check if one is clogged. Also if it is just one injector clogged would it keep van from starting? We have also been told to replace the EGR valve. Would that keep it from starting and is there a way to test it before replacing it, as it is very expensive to replace. Also man at parts store told us to pour a teaspoon of heave weight oil in each spark plug cylinder and it should start. Anyone ever heard of that before? I think that would just foul out all the plugs, not start the van. All suggestions will be greatly appreciated. We are pulling our hair out.

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  • tazzbrat1 Oct 21, 2008

    Would this fuse be in the fusebox or in with the ignition itself? I have checked all the fuses in the fusebox and they are all good. I will explore this in more depth.

    However, does anyone know anything about the throttle body? Once gas gets to that point then where does it go, or should there be any gas in it at all. I have checked it while trying to start the van and no gasoline gets to that point.


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Maybe its the ignision fuse your van will do all the starting signs but if this fuse has gone it wont run

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