Van will not start when warm

  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • 167,000 MILES

I own a 1998 v6 3.3 Ply Grd Voy van w 167K miles. When it is hot from running 1+ hrs it will not restart when it is turned off. You must wait about 1 hr so it cools off and then must get a jump for it to start, unless you wait 2 + hrs then it starts on it's own. It has a new battery. Alternator is < 2 yrs old < 20K miles. No warning lights come on while driving. Does not over heat.

No clicking and engine does not turn over when attempting to start. Do you know what the problem is?


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Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,cap and rotor,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

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