Rough start

Rough start

Postby cloudanian [OP] » August 1st 2020, 6:42am

Hi there.

So I've bought a 2000 Chevy Astro that the body has 180K but the transmission was dropped out and replaced with a newer one that he re-ferbed it (unknown year) at 20K miles and did the same with the engine, dropped, replaced with a re-ferb one with 60k. My question that i'm trying to figure out. When I start it up it feels like the whole thing is trying to turn over, the engine is mounted firmly, the dog house doesn't rattle or knock, the starter is good, the only thing I can think of is obviously the engine swap done by Julio and his brothers in good ol Laredo (no judgement just facts, thanks Julio :cheers: ) and that hooking up a code reader says its running a little rich. The only issue I got is when it starts, it idles well and calms down after the initial turn over. Now it's been a good few years since I've been behind the wheel of any kind of van so I can't tell if this is just how it starts or if it's something to throw money at. Thanks for reading
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Re: Rough start

Postby Mmusicman » August 1st 2020, 1:12pm

My experience with hard starting has always been a weak battery.
Start there (no pun intended).. have battery checked.

It is supposed to run rich when you first start.

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