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Fuel issue i belive

In 3 days van got harder and harder to start now nothin engine cranks normal where sould i start can here pump in tank ruunin

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  • nicktavilla May 11, 2010

    YOU NEED TO CHECK GAS FILTER, AND ALSO CHECK FOR SPARK,THE GAS PUMP CAN MAKE NOSE AND BE BAD,A FAST WAY TO CHECK IF GAS PROBLEM IS TO SPRAY CARB CLEANER IN AIR WAY.

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I just went thru this for the second time,, check rail fuel pressure, at start should be round 60 and runs near 55 or so
if choke cleaner will start it and then it runs chances are good u need new fuel pump

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Check fuel pressure on fuel rail to ensure good fuel pressure according to specs for van. also check fuel pressure regulator look for fuel coming out of the vaccum line. if it is then replace it

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