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Van died, when trying to start, it acted like it was not getting fuel;turning over but couldnt keep running. However when just turning key on, you can hear fuel pump kick on.

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I would start by changing the fuel filter, if it hasn't been done within the past 6 months. If you know someone who can test your fuel pressure and cylinder compression, have them do so. If all checks out, make sure your spark plug wires, coil, and spark plugs are in good condition. If you have misfiring problems replace your spark plug wires and have your timing checked out.

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