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Van suddenly shut off one day and will not start

One day I went to go pick up my sister from work. She got in the van, we went to the gas station, got NO! gas, and started home. She works about ten miles from our house. We turned into our subdivision which is hilly. Started up the hill and the van jerks twice and shuts off!! It has been dead for two months. I am mechanicaly inclined but this has me stumped. The fuel pump is okay. The engine will act like it is trying to turn over but nothing. HELP!!!!!

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  • noles7305 Jan 04, 2009

    Not sure how to check for spark, but abut three months before this happened I replaced the ignition coil. About a month before it happened I replaced the spark plugs, plug wires, and changed the oil.

  • noles7305 Jan 04, 2009

    Checked the timing belt. It is all there and in one piece. The teeth fit perefectly in grove. Thanks for the post, I did not check that but it easily could have been the problem. Please keep the suggestions coming!!

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    well first narrow it down... you say the fuel pump works so i'm guessing you can at least hear it.... any spark ?




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Check the timing belt,remove the oil cap.....if you, can look at the valve train to see if it's moving when some one turns the key.........if it's not possible to see through the oil cap opening you may have to remove the valve cover if the valve train isn't moving the timing belt is probably broken.
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