THE VAN WONT START IN COLD WEATHER AND SOMETIMES...

  • Tiny
  • manillaastrovan
  • 1998 Chevrolet Astro
  • 120,000 miles

The van wont start in cold weather and sometimes has a slow start in cool weather or first start of the day, new battery, timing good, spark good, fuel pressure good, recently had new plugs wires dist cap and gear and rotor, also recently intake manifold gaskets replaced, and new igmition coil

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 AT 9:53 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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What is the fuel pressure when this is happening?

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 AT 10:09 PM
  • Tiny
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60 before crank and 54 during crank.

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 AT 5:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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That's a bit too low. It needs a minimum of 56-57 to start in cold weather.

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 AT 5:06 PM
  • Tiny
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You sure? It has a new gas pump. I forgot to add that to the list.

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 AT 6:36 PM
  • Tiny
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Yes, I am sure. You should be seeing over 60 with no vacuum and this engine is VERY pressure sensitive.

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 AT 7:28 PM
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Okay, thanks a ton, on a side note, any tips on shutting up a ticking lifter?

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 12:45 AM
  • Tiny
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Put a quart of Marvel Mystery oil in it and see if it's just sticky.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 12:47 AM

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