hard starts

hard starts

Postby dpurdee [OP] » September 17th 2014, 9:57pm

hi all, i have an 02 astro lt trim 2wd. van does not start without having to pump gas.
After starting and drivin to run errands it starts fine and runs like a champ.. but once it sits for a day or two it will not start unless i pump accelerator. it turns over fine and when key is in the on position i hear the whirling of fuel pump for about 2 seconds. so far i've changed fuel filter but problem still continues. anyone here have the same problem and care to share information? im all ears.
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Re: hard starts

Postby Leeann_93 » September 17th 2014, 11:20pm

You need to check fuel pressure at the schrader valve on the back of the driver's side head.

KOEO (Key On, Engine Off), what is your fuel pressure? What is it 10 mins later?

Now try it again….and again. Is it consistent? Is it the same when the engine is hot as when it's cold?
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Re: hard starts

Postby dpurdee [OP] » September 18th 2014, 1:31am

Thanks for info. I will check fuel press. Drove it to work today, and at end of my shift it staryed rite up no problem and I'm sure engine was cold. But if I let it sit couple days then I have the no start problem. So I'm guessing I have to find out what's making it lose fuel pressure.
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