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QUESTION: HI I HAVE A  2001 CHEVY EXPRESS VAN  6 CYL AUTO 155K MILES ENGINE LIGHT ON SINCE I BOUGHT IT  RECENTLY PURCHASED IT    CHANGED BATTERY A MONTH AND A HALF AGO   USED VAN EVERY DAY FOR 2 WEEKS    DIDNT USE FOR 2 DAYS  AND WOULD JUST CRANK OVER WOULDNT START   TRIED HOURS LATER SAME RESULT   LATE THAT NITE STARTED  LIKE THERE WAS NEVER ANYTHING WRONG    DROVE IT AGAIN FOR A MONTH RAN PERFECT  DIDNT USE IT FOR 1 DAY   THIS MORNING SAME   PROBLEM WONT START   ILL TRY AGAIN TONITE   ANY IDEA THANKS AGAIN

ANSWER: HI RUSS,WELL RUSS, WHAT YOU NEED TO DO WHEN THIS HAPPENS,IS CK FOR FUEL AND IGNITION. ONE WILL NOT BE PRESENT..DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CK FOR THE ABOVE THINGS. IF NOT LET ME KNOW,  GET BACK TO ME ON WHAT YOU FIND..FOR A QUICK CK, GET SOME STARTING FLUID AND SPRAY SOME DOWN THE INTAKE RUNNER IN FRONT OF THE AIR CLEANER WHILE SOMEBODY CRANKS THE ENG OVER, IF IT STARTS LIKE THIS YOU KNOW IT IS A FUEL PROBLEM..THIS IS JUST FOR A TEST DO NOT KEEP DOING THIS...LET ME KNOW, TOM..

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QUESTION: TESTED FOR SPARK  AT ONE PLUG ON DIST CAP WAS PRESENT  TRIED STARTER FLUID IN INTAKE STILL WONT START

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HI RUSS,OK IF YOU ARE SURE WE HAVE GOOD SPARK NICE AND BLUE ??? TAKE THE DOG HOUSE OFF THE ENG AND AIR CLEANER AND PUSH DOWN ON THE SHRADER VALVE ON THE MAIN FUEL LINE GOING TO THE INTAKE WHILE YOU CRANK THE ENG OVER SEE IF THERE IS ANY FUEL FROM THIS VALVE, WILL LOOK LIKE A TIRE VALVE STEM CAP..YOU WANT TO SEE FUEL COME OUT OF THIS CK VALVE PORT THE ENTIRE TIME YOU CRANK THIS OVER NOT JUST INTIALLY. THE ENTIRE TIME. IF THERE IS FUEL, THE FUEL THE PUMP IS GOOD. IF NO FUEL, PUMP OR WIRING IS BAD. I SUSPECT LOW FUEL PRESSURE..I THINK YOU DID NOT GET ENOUGH STARTING FLUID INTO THE ENG WHILE CRANKING IT..LET ME KNOW,,TOM.

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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