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Engine in 1997 GMC Safari acts like it is trying to start but

Never starts. Told could be plugs. Had plugs changed it started up brought home parked, got up next AM for work tried to start van no luck won't start. Replaced battery no luck. Engine turns but won't start.

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  • dmf021667 Dec 29, 2008

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    Had van to mechanic he changed spark plugs. Van started so drove it home, got up next AM for work , Van wouldn't start but engine was turning.

    Tried several times to start but wouldn't catch to start. Told had bad battery, put in new battery, tried to start... turns but still wont catch to start.

  • Angelo Attard
    Angelo Attard May 11, 2010

    hi you need to check for spark first

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    my van won't start despite the fact the battery is new. It doesn't turn over at all and just clicks, all other electrical work and I have tried moving putting it in and out of park.

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If not the fuel pump try the electronic ignition module. They sometimes work intermittently before going out, other times just flat out quit. It's a relatively inexpensive fix you can do yourself.

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Take off your gas cap and have someone stand there with thier ear at the hole, (no smoking), turn the key to on just before start and they should hear the fuel pump humming. if they dont then try to start. if it doesnt start turn key off and at that instant the pump should be heard again. What i think is happening is your pump is not energizing . Its supposed to energize when turning your key on and off. This can be caused by a bad fuel pump or pump relay switch. Hope this helps. please rate me

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