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I have a 1998 Chevrolet 2500 van that won't start I have

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I have a 1998 Chevrolet 2500 van that won't start I have spark and fuel changed plugs because they were wet Maf reading is 2.4 with key on engine off I changed mad but no change in reading
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist youso,you do have a spark on the plugs?

will it fire with a prime?with starting fluid or a little fuel into the throttle body?

tell me how and when this problem first begin

thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have spark at plugs I did check more then one plugs I changed plugs because they were wet still no start. I tried starting fluid a d a little gas still no start
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tps is at .5 closed throttle 99 at wide open throttle but MAF is at 2.4 with key on when I unplugged it it goes to 0 replaced MAF but no change in reading
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

ok

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

tell me how/when this problem first begin

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yesterday I parked the van with no problems today I tried starting it and it wouldn't start
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

ok

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

this sounds as if you have a somewhat common thing to happen to these votec engines

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I fix it
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

i would think your problem is the distributor cap,,these caps will jump a spark on the inside were they are wormed so the plug wires come out straight..

it will still have a spark but it is sparking at the wrong times.

i have also had many bad new caps right out of the box

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

i think you are lucky here,and it is an easy fix.

replace the distributor cap and rotor

thanks

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks I will try cap and button in morning
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

i would think that will fix you..

the fat is,if it is in times.has a spark and compression,it should run with the prime..

i have seen many of these do this

thanks