1996 Chevy Van engine starting

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET VAN
1996 Chevy Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 137k miles

In the morning, my van turns over but won't start unless I spray a little ether in it. For the rest of the day it starts fine and runs great. I tried adding fuel injector cleaner but it didn't help

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Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 8:17 AM

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Tiny
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Assuming you are not getting any error codes, it is a fuel problem.

Best approach is to have the fuel pressure tested with a mechanical gauge.

If OK, then I would suspect the cold start valve. It is a small injector that adds additional fuel on cold engines, it only operates when cranking and if not working will cause the no start (cold) you describe.
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Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 8:23 AM

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