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Van sat for a few months i jumped starte it ran good for a few days.then seemed to not be getting gas so sprayed ethir and started then it wont start at all.checked and not getting spark. changed coil and ignition control module,and still wont start. cap and roter are new but it wont start

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You may want to replace the fuel filter and run a fuel injection and fuel system cleaner .

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