From: Dean H. on
2001 Chevy Express full size van 5.0 V8, 119,000 miles at the whim of my
right foot.
It has mostly been a pleasure to own. There's a lot of wind noise when you
get to 95 or 100 though; the door tops sort of pull out from the pressure.
I shut it off (running fine) at the deli around the corner and five minutes
later she didn't want to start. Cranks fine but sounds like no fuel or no
spark. Yes, there's 3/4 tank. My OBDII code reader returns no codes.

I'll look tomorrow. It could very well be the original distributor cap and
wires on there. I don't think I've ever had the engine cover off. Maybe they
did that when I got it serviced that one time. Had them flush the coolant
and she's leaked coolant ever since.

Not sure how to check fuel delivery on EFI... you'd think that would have a
code if fuel pressure was low or something...

Not sure where the fuel filters are on this thing either. Never needed a
repair manual until tomorrow.

This better not impede my plans to ride this weekend, dammit.
Maybe it'll just start in the morning and we'll never speak of this again.

-Dean
keep on truckin'


From: oldfart on
Check for spark. If it has spark you probably have a fuel dilevery
problem. OF



On May 25, 7:07 pm, "Dean H." <m...(a)groove.calm> wrote:
> 2001 Chevy Express full size van 5.0 V8, 119,000 miles at the whim of my
> right foot.
> It has mostly been a pleasure to own. There's a lot of wind noise when you
> get to 95 or 100 though; the door tops sort of pull out from the pressure.
> I shut it off (running fine) at the deli around the corner and five minutes
> later she didn't want to start. Cranks fine but sounds like no fuel or no
> spark. Yes, there's 3/4 tank. My OBDII code reader returns no codes.
>
> I'll look tomorrow. It could very well be the original distributor cap and
> wires on there. I don't think I've ever had the engine cover off. Maybe they
> did that when I got it serviced that one time. Had them flush the coolant
> and she's leaked coolant ever since.
>
> Not sure how to check fuel delivery on EFI... you'd think that would have a
> code if fuel pressure was low or something...
>
> Not sure where the fuel filters are on this thing either. Never needed a
> repair manual until tomorrow.
>
> This better not impede my plans to ride this weekend, dammit.
> Maybe it'll just start in the morning and we'll never speak of this again.
>
> -Dean
> keep on truckin'


From: Marvel on

"oldfart" <alan.westcoast(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1180145630.267308.198360(a)h2g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> Check for spark. If it has spark you probably have a fuel dilevery
> problem. OF
>
>
>
> On May 25, 7:07 pm, "Dean H." <m...(a)groove.calm> wrote:
>> 2001 Chevy Express full size van 5.0 V8, 119,000 miles at the whim of my
>> right foot.
>> It has mostly been a pleasure to own. There's a lot of wind noise when
>> you
>> get to 95 or 100 though; the door tops sort of pull out from the
>> pressure.
>> I shut it off (running fine) at the deli around the corner and five
>> minutes
>> later she didn't want to start. Cranks fine but sounds like no fuel or no
>> spark. Yes, there's 3/4 tank. My OBDII code reader returns no codes.
>>
>> I'll look tomorrow. It could very well be the original distributor cap
>> and
>> wires on there. I don't think I've ever had the engine cover off. Maybe
>> they
>> did that when I got it serviced that one time. Had them flush the coolant
>> and she's leaked coolant ever since.
>>
>> Not sure how to check fuel delivery on EFI... you'd think that would have
>> a
>> code if fuel pressure was low or something...
>>
>> Not sure where the fuel filters are on this thing either. Never needed a
>> repair manual until tomorrow.
>>
>> This better not impede my plans to ride this weekend, dammit.
>> Maybe it'll just start in the morning and we'll never speak of this
>> again.
>>
>> -Dean
>> keep on truckin'
>
>
Maybe it's broke


From: KW on

"Dean H." <moto(a)groove.calm> wrote in message
news:c86dnZopl93UC8rbnZ2dnUVZ_uiknZ2d(a)comcast.com...
> 2001 Chevy Express full size van 5.0 V8, 119,000 miles at the whim of my
> right foot.
> It has mostly been a pleasure to own. There's a lot of wind noise when you
> get to 95 or 100 though; the door tops sort of pull out from the pressure.
> I shut it off (running fine) at the deli around the corner and five
minutes
> later she didn't want to start. Cranks fine but sounds like no fuel or no
> spark. Yes, there's 3/4 tank. My OBDII code reader returns no codes.
>
> I'll look tomorrow. It could very well be the original distributor cap and
> wires on there. I don't think I've ever had the engine cover off. Maybe
they
> did that when I got it serviced that one time. Had them flush the coolant
> and she's leaked coolant ever since.
>
> Not sure how to check fuel delivery on EFI... you'd think that would have
a
> code if fuel pressure was low or something...
>
> Not sure where the fuel filters are on this thing either. Never needed a
> repair manual until tomorrow.
>
> This better not impede my plans to ride this weekend, dammit.
> Maybe it'll just start in the morning and we'll never speak of this again.
>
> -Dean
> keep on truckin'
>
>

On my 98 Chevy pickup, the fuel filter is inside the driver's side frame
rail at about the midpoint of the truck.... worth a look ....
In-tank fuel pumps are a common issue at least on the trucks from 98-01 as
well.

Good luck
KW


From: CrashTestDummy on
On Fri, 25 May 2007 22:25:57 -0400, "KW"
<keith_warrennospamatallteldotnet> wrote:

>
>On my 98 Chevy pickup, the fuel filter is inside the driver's side frame
>rail at about the midpoint of the truck.... worth a look ....
>In-tank fuel pumps are a common issue at least on the trucks from 98-01 as
>well.
>
>Good luck
>KW
>
Yeah, if I were forced to fathom a guess I'd suspect the
[electrical] fuel pump too. Mine went out in my 1991 S-10 pickup one
time and the results were exactly as you describe. Replaced the pump
for something like $75 and she started right up again.

Of course it was an easy diagnosis in my case, because I could
normally hear the fuel pump when turning the ignition on (but before
starting the engine). When it wouldn't start, and I couldn't hear the
pump running, I knew right away what it was.



Fred Bradford - CrashTestDummy
f.j.bradfordREMOVE(a)verizon.net
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