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Re: van wont start
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There are many possibilities for this problem. But are some
are very common for this problem. 1) Check out there is enough gas in your car. 2) Check the charge of the battery. It should
be exact 12 volts. if the charge is low the engine will crank but won’t start. 3) Get
it confirmed that there is fuel in car and fuel pump is also turning on 4) To check whether fuel pump is turning on or
not try this procedure.Insert
the key in the ignition, then turn the key to the ON position, and listen carefully from the back seat side you will here an electric noise for about 1 second
every time you cycle the key on/off. If you hear nothing then your fuel pump is
faulty or not receiving any power. In this case the fuel pump needs
replacement. 5)But if fuels pump check
out ok.then continues towards engine for finding fault. Check where engine is
receiving the gas. Many times clogged fuel filter or blocked fuel injectors don’t
let gas to flow towards the engine. 6)If the gas flow is
proper towards the engine. Then route towards the spark plugs. 7)Check whether you get
spark while you crack the engine. if no spark then it’s the problem in the
spark plugs. 8) The spark plugs
receive power from coil pack. If the coil pack is having proper voltage the
fault in spark plugs is confirmed. But if the coils pack has low voltage then
its time to replace the coil pack. This will help. Thanks.
why the radiator ? any why how did this start was it running before has anything been done to the engine etc. has the battery been off... most problems with engine not starting is down to the immobiliser.. or a fuse blown in the engine bay. other problems can be the relays for the fuel and injectors these are in the engine bay. turn ignition on and tap the top of them if you hear a click then try to start engine and that is the one you need to replace.
Pull off the coil ignition cable at the distributor and check for spark coming out of coil when cranking engine over. Use a heavy rag or glove to hold the wire 1/4 inch from a metal ground. Should see a strong blue spark when cranking to verify ignition is good. If no spark, check for battery voltage to coil on the coil primary. If you have current to the coil, suspect a bad coil, ignition module, crank position sensor, or cam position sensor, or pcm. The coil, ignition module, and sensors can be tested before replacing.
Did you check for spark? It sounds like you're not getting spark. Check for spark. If you are not getting spark then it sounds like you might have to replace the coil packs. Is it running a L4 engine? If its running a standard chevy L4 its probably the coil packs. Try to replace them check again for spark.
A test light connected across the coil primary leads should flash on + off when engine cranks(coil sparks when 12v turned OFF due to collapse of magnetic field).If you get pulsed 12 volts,and no spark from the coil,the coil is bad.If you don't get the pulsed 12 volts,trace back to find out why(the PCM turns the coil ground on and off,12 volts comes from switched IGN source)
Well you hit all the major ones, could be crank position sensor, ignition module, a bad coil pack (it should have 3), you need to check that you have spark to each plug while the engine is turning over (!!!be careful as this will hurt if you get shocked!!!), this will rule out coil packs. if you have no spark to any plug your looking at a bad ingnition module (which is what the coil packs bolt to). Hope this gets you on the right track!
Start with fuel system. Listen for fuel pump humm at fuel tank No humm check wiring to pump for power. Then check for spark at plugs and wires. Remove wire from coil and hold near engine and see arch when you crank. No arch. Replace ignition Modular inside distributor cap or cap or rotor