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Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, GMC Savana Cargo, Van
#11 of 108 Re: Won't Stay Started [vanowneraz]
Nov 09, 2006 (5:16 pm)
I have a 2002 Chevy Express that regularly stalls. I've had the fuel filter replaced. When the stall continued, I took it to the home of a mechanic that the salesman recommended. He put a scanner on it. Did notice that there was a low reading on the Camshaft sensor. He apparently reset it, and as we drove it for several minutes, we could not get it to stall. But the stall was back the next day and happens just about every day, normally occurs after the van has been driven somewhere and sits for a while, then driven again. After stalling, it generally starts right back up. Any suggestions?? Thanks, Don
#12 of 108 2001 Express stalling
Dec 09, 2006 (6:24 pm)
I have a 2001 Express that cranks fine in the morning. Once I drive it for a little while, stop, and get back in to start again, it won't start. I jump it off and it crank right up. We have changed the starter, battery and have had the wiring checked? Any suggestions. HELP
#13 of 108 Re: Won't Stay Started [vanowneraz] by earlydon
Dec 09, 2006 (7:21 pm)
I you solved your problem with your 2002 Express? If so what did you do, I'm having the same problem with my 2001???
#14 of 108 Re: Won't Stay Started [vanowneraz] by earlydon [abiworks]
Dec 09, 2006 (8:37 pm)
I haven't figured it out yet. Fact is, the Express is not being driven right now. My oldest son and his family were using it daily, but they're in Russia for a few weeks so the van's just sitting. If I make any headway, I'll do my best to let you know what it was.
#15 of 108 Re: Won't Stay Started [vhazel]
Dec 11, 2006 (7:51 am)
i am having the same problem and my mech. says it is in the security system. it only happens when it is humid outside (i live in the dallas/ft worth area and it was cloudy and humid yesterday. no rain). what did you do if anything. i am so lost over this!!! and out of money to fix it!!!!--i have spent almost $2000. changing this and that! thanks!!
#16 of 108 Re: Won't Stay Started [onthegokaren]
Dec 11, 2006 (8:01 am)
I'm sorry you have had to spend so much money. I know that hurts. I have done nothing. I'm at a loss. But since you mentioned the security system, that leads me to wonder what would happen if you pulled a fuse, if there is one, for the security system. I'm not sure how you would check that. Did you your mechanic give you any tips?? Thanks Don
#17 of 108 Re: Won't Stay Started [earlydon]
Dec 11, 2006 (11:10 am)
thanks for the support. the security sys. is one that is installed by chev. people. i asked my mech is we could bypass it and he said we could, but that the engine would have to be re-wired. he also said something about that the system shuts down something in the engine (he knows what it is--I forgot!!) if it thinks it is being stolen. he has checked with a few of his mech. friends and everyone is at a loss on this one. i thought i'd get online to see if anyone had any suggestions on what to do. what a mess!! darn those chevy people!!!
#18 of 108 Re: Won't Stay Started [onthegokaren]
Dec 11, 2006 (11:23 am)
I've also heard about relays getting too hot and causing the stall, but I think that would need to checked out by Auto Electric people. This seems to conform to the fact that the stall usually comes after the van has been driven, parked for a while, then is being driven again.
#19 of 108 Re: Won't Stay Started [earlydon]
Dec 12, 2006 (6:39 am)
i spoke to a master mech. with gm last night for about 2 hours online. he said it all sounded very strange to him and i need to get a code for him to help me any further. this means it needs to rain or get humid again causing my van not to start, and having it towed in to get the code out. what fun!!! i will check with my intown mech. about the relay thing. thanks again for all your support!
#20 of 108 Re: Won't Stay Started
Jan 18, 2007 (1:10 pm)
I have a van that turns over but won't start when it gets cold outside or if the weather is rainy or humid. I have changed several parts and it has been at the dealership several times. They are now telling me it is no long under the warrenty and I am still having the problem. Any help would be much appreciated!