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I have a 2003 chev. astro van on a sunday evening it snowed. i covered the front with a cover to keep out the snow. mom. morning it didnt start for four days now its not starting its not flooded, have spark, changed coil.plugs,cap rotor t.chain good. any other ideas please help

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The first thing to do is verify spark and fuel. Pull a spark plug wire. doesn't matter which one. Insert a phillips head screwdriver into the spark plug wire so that it is in contact with the metal clip that fits over the spark plug. Hold the screwdriver by the handle, make sure it has a plastic or rubber handle, be careful not to touch the metal blade. Hold the screwdriver close to a metal engine part, such as the block or exhaust manifold. Have a helper crank the starter while you observe the screwdriver. If the spark plug is getting fire there will be a substantial spark jump between the screwdriver and the engine. Now, pull the spark plug that the wire was attached to. If it is getting fuel, it should be wet with gasoline. I know this is elementary stuff, but it is necessary for me to know exactly what the circumstances are at this point. After you have performed the tests, send me a reply stating the results. I will get back with you as soon as I can.

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