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2000 Chev Astro Cargo van

Hi there I have this problem with my Astro, it would start and them abruptly stop, even when I'm driving (not good). The Alternator was test good, the fuel pump ok, the battery new. I was told by a tech the engine is ceased up?

That puzzles me/ How can it be ceased up if it starts them shuts down.

When it shuts down all the power goes and I have to get a jump for it to start again?

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  • usaun Nov 06, 2008

    Hi there I have this problem with my Astro, it would start and them abruptly stop, even when I'm driving (not good). The Alternator was test good, the fuel pump ok, the battery was replace with a new one. I was told by a tech the engine is ceased up?

    That puzzles me/ How can it be ceased up if it starts them shuts down.

    When it shuts down all the power goes dead them the battery power comes back.

  • PETER BROWN Mar 18, 2012

    i have exactly the same problem with my fiat cargo 1.9 td van !!! dangerous & annoying !!


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Sounds like you may have an earthing problem in the battery circuit. Do the headlights still work when the van stops?

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  • Graeme Ross
    Graeme Ross Nov 05, 2008

    I certainly dont believe that the engine os siezing up as somebody suggested to you. Would be very odd if that were to happen and the battery be flat at the same time. check all the connections from the battery to the chassis and also to the motor itself. Remove the connections and clean them till bright shiny metal, and then put a smear of grease on the nright metal to prevent corrosion.


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