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

1998 Chevrolet Astro

Tiny

manillaastrovan

March, 12, 2013 AT 9:53 PM

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

7 Answers

Tiny

Wrenchtech

March, 12, 2013 AT 10:09 PM

What is the fuel pressure when this is happening?

Tiny

manillaastrovan

March, 20, 2013 AT 5:00 PM

60 before crank and 54 during crank.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

March, 20, 2013 AT 5:06 PM

That's a bit too low. It needs a minimum of 56-57 to start in cold weather.

Tiny

manillaastrovan

March, 20, 2013 AT 6:36 PM

You sure? It has a new gas pump. I forgot to add that to the list.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

March, 20, 2013 AT 7:28 PM

Yes, I am sure. You should be seeing over 60 with no vacuum and this engine is VERY pressure sensitive.

Tiny

manillaastrovan

March, 21, 2013 AT 12:45 AM

Okay, thanks a ton, on a side note, any tips on shutting up a ticking lifter?

Tiny

Wrenchtech

March, 21, 2013 AT 12:47 AM

Put a quart of Marvel Mystery oil in it and see if it's just sticky.

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