1995 Chevy Astro 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 72k miles
1995 Chevy Astro van, all of a sudden it will not start. SUPER deep cranking power; on the battery. It Wants to start you get the VAwithout the ROOM.
A two second burst of MAF cleaner jump in the van it starts VAROOM and runs strong as an ox. Turn it off (either very cold or very hot ( hot = warmed up 18 mile drive) it will not start up by itself. Changed the fuel filter same same will not start.
Started it on Tuesday using MAF cleaner, idled it for 2.5 hours as I did a side job on Tuesday. It ran great! Would get in move to the next item I was painting and so on. After that I drove home it started a couple times on its own in the hour after I returned.
Changed the fuel pump relay nothing, same same will not start without the 2 second burst of accelerant. Changed the distributor cap and rotor.
What should I check on? It runs perfect except start up. It has muscle just does not want to get going.
Auto parts stores say it is the fuel pump. I don’t understand. If it cannot start the van how is it able to run ( fly down the freeway without a care) and idle perfectly?
Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 1:20 AM