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The van sometimes will not crank for at lest 20 min.after it's been driven a lot during the day.i have replaced the computer,coils,coil pack,alternator,due to alternator frying all the the above.

Hi allen:

so it will not Crank is what your saying not a crank but no start. it physically will not turn over when you turn the key to "crank" am I getting the story straight??? and it only does it when it's HOT? after it cools down it will crank ok then?? If that is the cenario my first "guess" would be a starter and or a bad battery cable. none of the parts you mentioned changing have nothing to do with the engine cranking (turning over)

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.


Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician


Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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