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agagle1982 1/25/2013

1998 GMC Safari SL 6 Cyl 4.3L


how do i fix my van it wont star it just cranks and im lost

it ran just fine we were driving then it just died and now it wont start.

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CVO 1/25/2013

Is there a spark ? Yes,

Have an assistant to turn on the ignition switch, while you listen to the fuel pump running for 2 seconds from the uncap fuel tank filler. No noise, take the next step.

Try giving the bottom of the fuel tank a few whacks with a flat piece of wood or a rubber mallet while another tries to start the engine. You have a 50/50 shot at getting the pump going again and the vehicle starting. if it starts as a result of the whack then it confirms the bad fuel pump.


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