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86 Cherolet Astro van ran out of gas while driving, and when i refueled with about a gallon it still wouldnt start. I tried adding more gas by filling with another gal. and same result. When i try to start it just cranks and does not start. Before this incident i usually start it on the first or second try. Do you think its my fuel pump or fuel pump relay?

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Or the smart thing to do is turn the key to the on position without cranking the engine. If you hear a humming sound comming from the rear of the van then the fuel pump is working. If you do not hear it check all your fuses. If they're all good then its time for a fuel pump. But first make sure the van is on level ground and prime the system by turning the key to the on position wait for the sound of the pump to stop then turn the key off and back on agin , do this a few times then start the van.

Posted on Sep 26, 2013

Thats a GREAT IDEA! Beat on your gas tank with a hammer!!!!!
What next? Look for leaks with a lit match?
You should check the fuel pump relay first.....then the pump just as you suspected. This seems to be a common problem with the Astro van (its all over the internet)

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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    Actually. that is a great idea, only his wording is off. If u in fact used a RUBBER MALLET, you could safely cause the vibration needed to kick the pump back into working order long enough to hopefully change the filter!!!!!

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By missing gas you pick up all the dirt in the gas tank if the gas pump dont start there nothing else then dirt in the gas pump if it was running good before so there no other reason then gas pump you try something get somebody to crank the truck at the same time go underneat the truck with a hammer hit the gas tank many time while the engine crank with the shot of hammer the vibration activate the gas pump check it out let me no pierre

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