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99 chevy astro van will not start.has spark and fuel

Van will turn over but will not start.checked for spark and there is spark.Checked to see if there was fuel and there is.Cleaned rotor and cap up and checked to see if there was also moister in cap and there was none.

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    THIS USUALLY HAPPENS WHEN IT RAINS OR IS ESPECIALLY DAMP. THE ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT DOES NOT START. IF I CONTINUE TO TRY TO START THE VAN, IT WILL EVENTUALLY START AFTER 10 TO 15 MINUTES. PROBABLY WHEN THE ENGINE GETS WARM ENOUGH TO EVAPORATE ANY MOISTURE.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    1st thing to do is run a OBD 2 code test with a scanner.

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Check Timing #1 Top Dead Center on Compresion Stroke And Look At Rotor Position If it Is Pointed at #1 On Dist Cap If Not Timing Chain Is the Problem<<

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I had the same problem on my 2001 GMC Safari. The first thing I did was make sure the spark plug cables were good or not. The first test was quite easy and I did it in the dark. While I had a spray bottle of water in one hand, I cranked the engine with the other and sprayed water on the spark plug wires. I suddenly saw lots of tiny electrical sparks coming from the wires and jumping to anything metal or anything grounded. That told me the wires needed to be changed. So I changed them.

Another time, my car would not start at all. I checked to see if there was the smell of gas when I cranked it and also put the ignition in the before crank position and listed to see if I can hear my fule pump. It makes a whiny noise. Since I didn't hear it, I next checked my fuel pressure. I wore safety glasses for this. I turned the key and pushed the nozzle on the fuel line to see if fuel would squirt out continuously while covering it with a rag. I found out there was no pressure. So I changed the fuel pump and that was it.

Another time my car would stutter on rainy days like the timing was off. What I found was a defective ignition sensor that is located in the rotor laying flat with a 3 wire connectore. Once I replaced it, I never had any problem since. My car has about 160,000 miles and still running strong.
Take care of the vehicle and it will take care of you!!
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99 astro want start turns over but thats it checked and not getting spark to plugs

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