Uncommon No-Start Issue

Uncommon No-Start Issue

Postby thispartysucks [OP] » October 14th 2012, 11:04pm

'96 Chevy Astro 2WD, 170k miles. I'm getting fuel, air, and spark. The battery, starter, fuel pump, and fuel filter are fairly new. Engine cranks all day, but engine will not fire. Distributor cap and rotor are clean, air filter is clean. The engine was *coughing* after releasing the ignition key (puffing out of the exhaust 2-3 times). Tried starting in neutral, same result. Tapped on starter, fuel filter, and catalytic converter, no adverse signs. I suspect a bad ignition switch, but before I tear apart the steering column and make a $70 gamble, I would like some advice/direction. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Uncommon No-Start Issue

Postby Rolling_Rock » October 15th 2012, 12:31am

did you check the actual fuel pressure with a gauge? If so what is it/was it?
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Re: Uncommon No-Start Issue

Postby WoodButcher » October 15th 2012, 1:22am

Rolling_Rock wrote:did you check the actual fuel pressure with a gauge? If so what is it/was it?

Ditto. Our vans are very sensitive to fuel pressure. If it isn't 55 lbs or so all kinds of good things happen or not,,,
Too high or too low makes no difference, if it ain't right, you got issues.
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