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Astro vans that won't start if it's damp/raining outside

I know two different people with Astro vans that have a hard time starting when it's raining outside or sometimes even if it's damp outside. Has anyone heard of this issue before? One van is a 96, the other is a 2000. I've tried wiping out the distributor and replaced cap and rotor. I always manage to get them running but the next time it's damp out they have problems again. Any ideas?

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    I have this same problem. When it's damp out, forget about it. I've replaced the cap and roter, and the next time it was wet, which was the next day, it didn't start. Next, I am going to try the coil.

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I have a 2000 Astro had the same troubles.I saw that the sides of the coil were burned looking.In between the bar that goes around it. This started around 110K It would run badly when wet or high humidity.Then throw up the check engine lite.Put on a new coil so far the problem has no reocured.

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Check the whats it called the starting coil? I had the same issues with a 91 cadillac

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