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Van won't start, Chugs but no running, been getting worse

Has been hesitating to start when hot, then finally no start at all. chg filter, no joy, checked votage at inertia switch and pump fuse 5~6 volts (Battery~11.9V). Is this low, and if so where do I check next.

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My first guess would be fuel pump, use a hammer to rap in the middle of the fuel tank at the same time get someone to try & start it. Sometime you can get them to start, if it starts its a fuel pump failure. Also get some to turn on the igntion, but dont crank it over while you listen for the buzz sound of the fuel pump, if its pump failure you will not hear it. Unfortunately summer heat brings out fuel pump failure, I have replace 4 in the last week. Good luck

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