Hard to start...sometimes

Hard to start...sometimes

Postby junkman [OP] » October 6th 2013, 11:16pm

1995 Astro hard to start...sometimes. In morning / engine cold starts right up. But during course of day I sometimes (not always) have to crank long time for engine to start. I tried changing plugs / wires, didn't help starting problem but is running better over all. Ideas?
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Re: Hard to start...sometimes

Postby RECox286 » October 7th 2013, 4:22am

Think in terms of a fuel pressure test, and then get back to us. Have you tried to

give it a shot of starting fluid when it's hot ?

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Re: Hard to start...sometimes

Postby safariking » October 7th 2013, 5:08am

maybe throttle position sensor possible coil pull off wire check color of spark good spark is blue orange spark is weak
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Re: Hard to start...sometimes

Postby junkman [OP] » October 8th 2013, 3:12pm

Ok the Pressure is 51 pds. After turning engine off stays at 51 but with maybe 5 minutes down to 36pds.

Never had to use starter fluid, it always starts...its just it doesn't start right up like it did over past year (bought / put on road Sept 2012).
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Re: Hard to start...sometimes

Postby junkman [OP] » October 8th 2013, 3:27pm

key on, but engine not running 58 pds.

51pds running
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