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casteeltina, 3.0L V6, Chester, IL, February 07, 2011, 17:56
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My van worked fine yesterday this morning i went to start it it started then died. Now it wont start turns over but wont start. Has fuel

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    voodoo February 07, 2011, 18:03
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    have you had the battery or alternator tested ? does the volt gauge go to low volts when you try to start it ?

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    casteeltina, February 07, 2011, 18:12
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    battery is fine has plenty of charge not draining by trying to start it either

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    voodoo, February 07, 2011, 18:16
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    have you tried checking the fuel rail pressure ?

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    casteeltina, February 07, 2011, 18:17
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    no how do you do this?

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    voodoo, February 07, 2011, 18:25
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    it looks like a tire valve stem on the top side of the engine , now this is messy doing this , have someone try to start it , while taking a screw driver to the center of it like you were letting air out , to make sure fuel is being pumped to the injectors . so watch out for spraying gas !!!

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    DaveJHM February 07, 2011, 23:48
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    With respect, I would advise strongly against doing such a thing. The port is there for a gauge to be installed, not to be depressed in a rudimentary test of spraying fuel. I understand what you are suggesting, but feel as if this act would be putting the consumer in harms way.

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