The van decided that it doesn't want to start. I have ignition and it seems to get fuel. I tried holding the gas down as I tried starting and it didn't seem to flood the motor. Could this be the fuel pump? Or possibly a filter clogged?
Re: will not start. have ignition but will not start
If it seems to be getting fuel let it set for a few minute, turn on the key without cranking the engine, then crank engine do not step on the gas pedal. if it still doesn't start check your fuse. if the fuse is good, then your problem might start to get a little expensive.
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And you know the fuel filter is good? Could be injector problem: just as a check, spray some starting fluid into the intake and see if engine runs a few seconds. If it does, it is a fuel problem. Check injector fuse, as a start. Check fuel pressure. Check injector circuit. If engine won't start with starting fluid, check if you are getting spark. Problem may be in the ignition system.
Check for spark in order to see if the engine's ignition system is working. Add starting fluid to the intake to see if it starts for a few seconds. If the car does start, then it's a fuel delivery problem such as a fuel pump or a computer that doesn't allow fuel injectors to pulse.
If it doesn't start, then the spark is likely not being delivered to the spark plugs. One can double check this by using a spark tester for the spark plug boot removed from the spark plug and grounded to the chassis.
put a funnel in the gas nozzle have someone turn ignition on to almost start, but don't. You should hear pump running before you start your van if you don't hear the pump you know you have a defective pump if you hear the pump purchase a fuel filter try that if not possibly could the relay not sure where its at but could finds out for you.good luck
It won't die when pulling the relay because it has another power path to the fuel pump through the oil pressure switch . Fuel Pump Electrical Circuits Description and Operation watch this video on fuel pump control , shows chrysler first , ford ,then gm . wait for gm an he explains the oil pressure switch . Plus when it won't start ,don't guess or theorize ! Test what's missing ? check for spark , no spark check ignition system , coil's , ignition module , crank sensor etc... has spark ,do a fuel pressure test etc... don't think computer , when it won't start does the check engine light come on with the key on run not start . If light is lit ,nothing wrong with the cumputer . If want to fix cars you really should take some automotive classes . Test don't guess .Watch some other videos crank no start videos etc...
I have worked on a similar problem with one of these vans. You either have spark or fuel issues if the engine turns over. I would say jugging by that it will start after long cranks that it might be fuel related and you should have the vans fuel pressure checked to see if it is in range and not weak.If it is security related a light would flash for that.You can easily figure out if it is fuel related by spraying carb cleaner in the hose where the are filter is but be careful not to spray on the mass air flow sensor. I hope this points you in the right direction.
You may have some contaminated fuel,use a additive called heet,for moister,and lucas fuel treatment,these are premium additives,do not just use any brand,these I know will fix the problem if it is in the fuel.
Do not replace the lock!
replace the ignition switch
the switch activates the starter then springs back keeping the engine running but, disconnecting the starter
repair the horn short circuit after this
I had the same problem with my 1992 Transport. I fixed it by replacing the ignition module which took about 20 minutes, and should be easily accomplished by anyone with moderate repair skills. The problem with mine faulty ignition module was resolved temporarily by unplugging/re-plugging it from the computer (under the dash), or unplugging/re-plugging it from the distributor assembly harness. Every time I reseated the connector, the engine started up fine. I could also let the engine set a while, and it would restart. However, when it was decided to fail, there was no fuel being injected into the engine. This is logical since the ignition module tracks the engine RPM and sends this data to the computer to tell it how much fuel to inject. Check your fuel injectors when you crack it over when you experience the problem, and if you get no fuel, it's likely your ignition module. I think i paid 30 bucks at autozone for a new one.
Check your fuel pressure as the fuel pump may be failing. It should have 60-66 psi at the test valve when you switch the ignition on without cranking the engine (as the fuel pump makes the humming noise)