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Q: 1990 chevy van motorhome.stalled.replaced fuel filter.stalled next spark? on 1991 Chevrolet G Series Van (G20)

van was running fine..first time it stalled I checked and had spark but was getting no fuel...I replaced fuel filter and all was fine till next day....I started up okay but stalled after a few minutes....checked and I was getting fuel but no spark....changed plugs, wires, dist. cap and coil....still no spark....I am getting power so it is not battery related ...any ideas before I attempt to change distributor...all fuses are okay and I checked wiring and connections all okay....could it be related to fuel filter and how??? I use this motorhome as my residence and is my only transportation...if anyone can figger this out I would really be thankful.....diane
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thanks for all the help...I changed out the dist.(had ign.coil in it)still stall upon startup but will restart immediately....have to tweak the dist. a bit...otherwise I got spark:) thanks again
Freind of mine had exact situation. Starts fine, but immediately stalls out. Every time. Start and stall, start and stall. Turned out to be fuel pump seals or filter basket or whatever - in the fuel tank where the pump is - they crumbled or dissolved and fell to pieces and blocked passage of fuel out of the gas tank and into the fuel line. What worked was having a mechanic replace the fuel pump (with its new seal or filter basket or whatever comes with it). Fuel pump was not expensive ($45?). Getting inside the fuel tank seems to take a bit of time and might cost several hundred in labor. But this one thing fixed the situation for my friend.
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