Ok, so my scenario is:
My Van turns over but won't "stay alive." Like something in it is restricting fuel from being let into it.
So far I've:
.Tried starting it with starter fluid being sprayed into the engine and it started wonderfully identifying it's a fuel problem, or at least I think from the forums I've read.
. Changed the fuel pump.
.Changed the fuel filter.
.Changed the fuel regulator.
.Checked the fuel line under the van and made double sure nothing was dinged or dented in the rails.
. Checked all the spark plugs and fuses.
. Had the timing checked a few months ago by a trusted mechanic when the timing belt lost it's teeth.
. I have fuel in the tank, at least 3/4ths full. No water in the gas as my father tried injecting fuel in the engine and it helped the van turn over as well but without external sources of fuel(s), it the engine dies.
Now then.. As it sat for a few moments (around 1 minuet or so) I'd turn the key and I hear it start up, then turn over. I'd release the key, like anyone would when the engine starts and it dies again. Giving it some gas while doing the same thing helps the first initial "chime" of the engine, (chime = sound the engine makes, not a chime noise mind you, but the generic engine "priming" of the engine.), but afterwards it just doesn't take. I have the key turned maybe 1-3 seconds per try and with each session without pumping the gas pedal; it starts up strong. Starts up in the sense that the engine turns over and it "vrooms" for about 3/4ths of a second then "starves on lack of fuel and then dies.
I've read that having the fuel pump spin up a few times before turning the key all the was should help, but still had the same initial result. (side note: taking the gas cap off resulted in very noticeable pressure which wasn't they before until I changed my fuel pump.)
My question: What else should I do for my van? I haven't checked the fuel injectors yet. Which could be another issue.. Or could it be a vacuum issue? log in to answer questions