Astro Got Soaked...Now Wont Start !

Astro Got Soaked...Now Wont Start !

Postby nielswheels [OP] » April 7th 2009, 12:23am

What do I need to dry to get my Astro started again. We had some crazy rain that was blowing so fast it got something wet and now it wont start.....what could it be???? !!!!! :shrug:
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Re: Astro Got Soaked...Now Wont Start !

Postby Matrixx » April 7th 2009, 3:38am

Hi nielswheels

Usually rain affects electrical, and what I would check. A main source of some kind, Cap-Rotor-Coil-Crank Position Sensor located on the front timing cover at the lower passenger side of it. Those are the areas I would look into first, then work out from their. Hope this helps, Please keep us updated, thanks.:)
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Re: Astro Got Soaked...Now Wont Start !

Postby astro355 » April 7th 2009, 3:49am

Yes, this is a common problem with any vehicle. Usually happens when a engine bay wash is performed. Worst case, it dries out in a couple days and fires up then.
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Re: Astro Got Soaked...Now Wont Start !

Postby nielswheels [OP] » April 8th 2009, 1:58am

Day Two and still not running. Its still moist out so I need some SUN !!!! I tried some little heaters under the Van...did not work. Had the Dog house off....no good...what a pain that was. Its never been off. Now I have a rash on my had...I wonder if it was all the dust under the dash? Tomorrow I am going to try blow drying it with an air gun.!!!
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Re: Astro Got Soaked...Now Wont Start !

Postby Matrixx » April 8th 2009, 8:05am

Hi nielswheels

Was their spark at the cap and rotor? How is the coil wire routed? This needs to be placed away from any metal objects (GM recall).

First time is always the toughest for anything. Just have the tools needed at hand before starting.

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Re: Astro Got Soaked...Now Wont Start !

Postby nielswheels [OP] » April 9th 2009, 12:49am

Got it going... :banana: .it just had to dry out like you guys said. it hesitated a lot when it got going but was fine when it warmed up. Now there is no stopping her. I did buy a new battery because...well I wore out the old one trying to start it. its ok though, i needed a new one anyway.
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Re: Astro Got Soaked...Now Wont Start !

Postby Matrixx » April 9th 2009, 4:16am

I'm glad you got it going nielswheels, but you really need to look into this because it will happen again until you find the problem. I spray everything down with WD40 to help keep moisture and corrosion of the electrical parts and Die-Electric grease on the plug-ins. It might be something to consider for yours.:)
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