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#58 of 219 Wont Start. No Spark at Coil
Jul 17, 2007 (5:08 pm)
I have a 2000 GMC Safari van. Today my van died on me while idling on a encline driveway for about 3 mins. My van will crank all day but wont start. I have checked the coil and not getting any spark from it. I swapped it with a known good one off my other old van and I still have the same problem. I even swapped the ignition control module. Still no spark.
Is there a fuse that would control this?
Does the coil and control module have to be mounted for a good ground to work?
I check for a spark by unplugging the spark plug wire from the distrubitor and holding near the manifold and cranking the engine.
Where else should I check?
#59 of 219 Re: Wont Start. No Spark at Coil [mechone]
Jul 17, 2007 (5:31 pm)
Found the problem
Blown fuse in the engine capartment
ALL GOOD NOW!
#60 of 219 Re: 98 astro fuel pump/filter replaced but still doesnt work [mbeach]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:30 pm)
I have an 96 Safari van that it started and then quit. It was the ignition coil that was replaced. If you do it yourself it is under $100. If you have a Tuffy's near buy they will check it for free.
#61 of 219 Re: 1994 Gmc Safari [xtremlyfrust8]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:34 pm)
I would have the ingition coil check. Also, check your fueld injector system. Take to a Tuffy's if you have one they will check for free.
#62 of 219 Re: 98 astro fuel pump/filter replaced but still doesnt work [houseape]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:37 pm)
It could be the ignition coil.
#63 of 219 Re: have problems my van its leaking gas [jun123]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:38 pm)
You could have a small hole in a hose somewhere. If it is going down then it is in the front.
#64 of 219 Silverado 99 Quits running (idles fine) 4.3
Aug 01, 2007 (4:02 pm)
Help, I just spent all day trying to get my truck to run. It started fine this morning. Then 30 seconds down the road the engine quit running. Then it is very hard to get started. It cranks fine. I replaced the cap and rotor, fuel filter and made sure I can hear the fuel pump. I can use starting fluid to get it started (sometimes) and then it will idle for an hour. As soon as I start to drive it dies. If I take the key out of the ignition and wit a minuet it starts if not it just keeps cranking. I would apreciate any help or suggestions. the check engine light does not come on. No codes. thanks
#66 of 219 96 Astro Intermittent Starting Problem
Sep 03, 2007 (6:18 am)
My 96 astro is frequently difficult to start. I do hear the fuel pump run before starting (but not as long as it used to run for).
Sometimes it takes 4-6 attempts to get it started, other time just one. It seems the longer it sits the harder it is to start.
Fuel filter was replaced and no difference. Should I just get a new pump or could it be another problem?
#67 of 219 intermitent starting issue
Sep 14, 2007 (5:44 pm)
I have a 99 GMC Safari (133,000 miles). Every so often (4-5 weeks) it doesn't start. After a day or so it starts & runs fine. I think it is electrical. The fuel pump was replace due to low pressure, so that doesn't seem to be the problem. What is the life on the ignition coil, rotor etc. Any suggestions or similair experiences ?