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Ran fine then would not start

My 1999 subruban was running fine I parked it for the night went out the next morninng and it would not start I changed the fuel filter and can hear the fuel pump run but it won't start

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  • brsfoote44 Mar 13, 2009

    I have the same problem, all is ok if I start the engine everyday, but let it sit for a few days during wet weather and no. Plus the problem get worst after several months and I have to change the cap/rotor all together. How would insuring the 2 small breath holes make a difference, would they not allow moisture into the cap area????



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If it has been rainy, snowy or wet at all were you live you will need to change the cap and rotor. These vortec motors with the horizontel cap are very well known for not starting when damp. Also while you have the cap off there are two holes in the bottom of the distributer with screens in them, clean these out or remove them to keep the moisture from returning.

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Fuel pressure, fuel pressure, fuel pressure. engine runs on less pressure than it needs to start. Have that fuel pump checked

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