Question about 1995 Chevrolet Lumina
The first thing is to have the battery load tested at your local Napa, autozone or what have you. This is a free service. If the battery checks out good, Next step is to remove the cables and clean the terminals. With this done and with the car running you should use a volt meter to see how many volts the alternator is putting out, Honestly a good Alternator will give a minimum of 13.2 volts to a maximum of 14.8 volts. Do not trust the "dummy lights" or even the volt gauge in the car...They lie. Use a good DVM.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 chevy astro van 4.3
I have had the same problem in trying to start my van. I noticed that it only did this in the rain or high humidity day. In tearing apart my van to find a solution, I had noticed that when trying to start the van, the ignition coil was arcing onto the mount holding it in place. I only noticed this due to the fact that by now, it was dark. After changing the coil, I never ran into this problem again.
I do hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
SOURCE: 2001 Chevy Express van 4.3L
the fact that it needed a jump is a sign that the alternator wasn't charging the battery properly - either because the alternator belt was loose or the battery was itself defective/aged. This has nothing to do with the current problem.
The problem you have now is caused by the humidity: either the distributor or the ECM (or one of its sensors) have been shorted by the water droplets. Disconnect the battery, dismantle the distributor and all the wiring on the engine and thoroughly dry them. Once you are done and the motor starts , wait for the motor to cool down then spray some water repellent solution on all the electrics.
Posted on Jun 06, 2011
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