In ProcessAdSlots.php line 39: Trying to access array offset on value of type null

95 Astro Van sometimes wonít start when warm, always starts cold

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-06-20, 10:18 PM
R
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
95 Astro Van sometimes wonít start when warm, always starts cold

My 95 Astro van always starts when cold, but sometimes wonít when warm, after a short drive. It cranks, but wonít startup. If I use starting fluid, it will start, then stall. After the van sits an hour or so, it will start.
It happens once every 5 to 10 trips. Fuel pump and relay was replaced, but didnít solve the problem. Any ideas? Thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-07-20, 12:23 AM
S
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,584
Received 94 Votes on 83 Posts
I would start by checking the computer for codes. I had similar symptoms in a 92 Olds and it turned out to be the crankshaft position sensor - would get hot and shut down. That does not mean it's the same problem for you but certainly could be something similar.
 
  #3  
Old 02-07-20, 06:02 AM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 11,985
Received 57 Votes on 47 Posts
That should have a distributor with an ignition module, they're been known to get quirky like that, too. I've had a coil go belly up like that also. Unfortunately those (at least on my '94 5.L) don't give me a code and often have to be troubleshot by replacement.
 
  #4  
Old 02-07-20, 11:55 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada (near The Motor City)
Posts: 686
Received 10 Votes on 7 Posts
If it starts with starting fluid then it has spark and correct timing - sounds like a fuel fault.

How long have you owned the truck? How long have you had this fault?
 
  #5  
Old 02-07-20, 12:27 PM
A
Member
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 599
Received 19 Votes on 18 Posts
would probably do some testing like fuel pressure also injector pulse may not have enough fuel pressure.
 
  #6  
Old 02-10-20, 05:32 PM
R
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I agree it is a fuel problem of some sort. Had this problem for 2 years. Had fuel pump replaced, and pump relay. If it sits long enough, it will start. Always starts when cold. Only a problem after short drive. Sometimes won’t startup after turning off.
 
  #7  
Old 02-10-20, 05:39 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 59,710
Received 1,177 Votes on 1,091 Posts
If that is a fuel injected vehicle..... there will be a fitting on the fuel line where you can check for fuel pressure. That would be my next diagnostic step.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: