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93 Astro van will not start

Our van has been setting outside in the cold and been started for a few days. Today it was near 50. It usually has trouble after setting a couple days in the cold, but when it gets this warm it will start. It turns over and will hit biggest part of the time.

I had the coil tested and although it was not totally bad, it was weak. I rplaced the coil. I had the battery charged and tested. It had a bad cell so I replaced the battery. It still will not start. Its getting plenty of gas.

What am I overlooking? Thanks

Dale

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  • t_dale Feb 05, 2009

    Thanks. I replaed the cap, rotor, Battery, coil, and ignition module. Replaced 4 or the 6 plugs. Got to cold laying on the ice. It back fired and had a flame in the throttle body. After blowing out the flame, I got it started . It really ran rough. I took it to the garage yesterday to have them put in the 2 plugs I couldn't get to and to change the oil.



    They called today to tell me it was still running rough. They are going see if they can figure out what is wrong with it tommorrow. I was thinking it could possibly be a blown head gasket. I've been having to add water but there were no signs of leaks.

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    try cap and rotor

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The plugs are probobly fouled from all the cranking...try unplugging fuel pump fuse and cranking for a while to burn fuel from plugs...may need to change them...also change the oil when it starts,as all that unburned fuel goes into crankcase...good luck...Lee

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