2000 Chevrolet Express motor stopped

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET EXPRESS
  • 4.3L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 163,000 MILES
I was driving home from work as suddenly the car was loosing power and the engine stopped. The fuel pump was renewed last year, even so the sparks and distributor cap. At the end of the year I had to install a new radiator. My technician says that the the fuel is coming but that the sparks aren't getting electricity. He doesn't have a computer to read out the cars computer.
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Monday, April 7th, 2014 AT 8:39 AM

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Tiny
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My first suspect would be the crank sensor. However, without codes, it becomes a guessing game.
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Monday, April 7th, 2014 AT 8:42 AM
Tiny
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I bought a car scanner and I became code 0174. Just have to look up what that means.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 AT 8:57 AM
Tiny
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Code 0174 meant fuel Trim System Lean Bank 2. I guess that this is due to the fact there is gas installation installed in my van. So this is not the main issue why the car won't start.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 AT 9:37 AM
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The technician told me today that electricity is getting to the spool (coil) but no further to the spark cap.
Can I with the help of the code reader looking this up?
Has my car a timing belt?
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Friday, April 18th, 2014 AT 8:17 AM
Tiny
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Does the vehicle have 3 separate coil packs?
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 AT 8:39 AM
Tiny
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I don't think it. I saw only one coil mounted on the engine.
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 AT 9:03 AM
Tiny
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Please understand, this was 14 years ago that I worked on these on a regular basis. If I recall, there should be 3 coil packs, each supplies 2 cylinders. If that is correct, there is a digital ignition control unit, (DIC), they mount to. If it is bad, spark will stop to all or select cylinders. If there is only one coil, then I would recommend checking the ignition control module in the distributor.
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 AT 5:30 AM
Tiny
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So I recap: the electricity is getting to the coil but not to the spark cap, because the coil looses his electricity on the engine. The technician saw it coming out the coil on the engine. There is one coil for the six sparks. I ordered a new coil through a specialist who checked it with the vin number.
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 AT 8:53 AM

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