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Same problem was driving home and van started to shake then turned off. It wants to start but seems like its not getting gas. I changed the fuel filter and i can hear the hum from the fuel pump but it still wont start. How can i check to see if i am getting spark? I was told by a friend it could be the ignition modual but not sure?

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  • ygarcia5 Aug 05, 2008

    big help thanks to all car is running.


  • camkov Aug 09, 2008

    was driving home and van started to shake then turned off. It wants to
    start but seems like its not getting gas. I changed the fuel filter and
    i can hear the hum from the fuel pump but it still wont start. How can
    i check to see if i am getting spark?

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I'll be getting back to you as soon as I get back to town. I'm currently out of state. Thanks Lee

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