.about a year ago I did a tune up new plug wire and plugs but now am having touble. have replaced coil distributor cap and rotor.
my trouble is my 1997 chev astro van will not start when it rains or heavy dew.
it runs fine when dry or during a rain storm. It will turn over, there is gas,there is spark from coil but none from distributor to plugs but if i add a wire and plug to ground there is spark or if I turn the distributor (made hole bigger) there is spark, just no ignition and when you shut the key off, it acts like it wants to start. I have had it put on a computer diagnostic, but nothing was found. new distributor cap, and rotor. If you let it sit until the dew is gone, it starts with no problem. Any thoughts on the problem?
Check the coil and replace if bad. Should fix the problem.
, just signed up on here and only know basics about cars. I tried to start it this morning and would not start. It ticks over as if its going to start but does not fire up. Checked the spark plugs and 1 and 3 had a lot of oil in them from rocker cover gasket i was told. Cleaned it out and cleaned the plugs off and put them all back in but it still will not start and is doing exactly the same thing. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
That would probably cause it to run lean.
Cheak fuel pression in the morning.
The oil is cold in the morning
It depends on the shift you have Morning probably 7am-9am
I had same problem -- fuel pump went out.
Possibly one or more bad glow plugs. try replacing your glow plugs.
If the old plugs and wires were bad I would expect the engine to start and run better.
check the cam sensor and the wiring
could be as simple as burnt spark plugs i would think it would run worse with a burnt piston but if its not smoking or anything the pistons should be fine so i would start with the plugs
Fuel pump or fuel filter possibly.
The Astro was discontinued in 2005, so I'm not sure what a 2009 Astro would be.
Most likely bad plugs or firing order isn't right, i would start by checking the order you got the plugs and if that's not it check the plug wires.
That would depend on what school you go to and where it is located.
I've got a 92 GS. Last summer I had replaced the spark plugs with Bosch Platinum plugs, and the car ran terribly. It sat over this winter and recently I couldn't get it to start every day. I replaced the plugs with cheap $2 plugs and now the car runs like new and starts every time. I suggest you start there.
I would start checking spark plugs and wires, if they are good I would then check the distributor cap and rotor bug. I would start checking spark plugs and wires, if they are good I would then check the distributor cap and rotor bug.
Needs new plugs and wires or just a good tune-up.
When you say not start, do you mean doesn't crank or does nothing when the key is turned? BClear. For cold weather goto a low vic oil (ex. 5-30), clean/new plugs, fuel is clean - no water and choke system is working.
their is a few differnt things i would start with this 1. spark plugs 2. a bad coil pack 3. coil pack not plugged in i would start their
could be several things, I would start with the dimmer switch.
Most likely a shot alternator, as far as misfiring it could be many things (bad spark plugs, clogged air filter, bad distributor, distributor cap) I would start with new spark plugs.
For an older generation it would be Astro Boy , for a younger generation it would be Alvin and the Chipmunks .
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