I have a 1994 GMC Safari Van, Z engine, with 103,000 miles on it. It began a month ago. It started O.K, but jumped/hesitated like an old car used to do when the choke was stuck shut. I limped it along a few days and then it wouldn't start at all. I replaced the fuel pump & strainer, fuel filter, air filter, spark plugs, 3 vacuum hoses (only one was noticeably bad), and 2 days ago had the catalytic converter cut out and a straight pipe put in. It runs better, but lacks power, sometimes is hard to start (I have to floor it to start it), and it emits black smoke.
Friday, June 9th, 2006 AT 8:57 PM