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2001 GMC Safari. Changed spark plugs, rotor cap and distributor. Started and ran fine. After 6 or 7 restarts the van died down like it was going to cut off and then ran fine. After shutting it off it won't restart. It cranks, but doesn't start.

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Try changing the fuel filter and checking the fuel pressure at the shredder valve. The readings should be 60 to 65psi with the fuel line pressurized with the engine not running, once the engine is running. It should drop by 5psi. Start with the simple things first. Keep me posted, be glad to help.

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