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My 1987 chevy 305 c.i. conversion van won't start. It's

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My 1987 chevy 305 c.i. conversion van won't start. It's getting fire and when I use starting fluid it will try to start for that short period, but when I stop spraying it stops. I can here the fuel pump running and I have change the gas filter. Can you help?
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: yes
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am hoping to fix it myself.
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Customer: Can't think of anything else.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

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

I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

from the way you explain,you are loosing fuel injector pulse,fuel isnt being sprayed into the throttle body

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

this can be caused by a couple of things,..

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

1-the ignition module-even though it does have a spark,a bad ignition module can kill the injector pulse...

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

2-the pick-up coil in the distributor,if it is the pick-up,you may just want to replace the complete distributor with a new rebuilt unit sense it will need to come out and apart to replace the pick-up

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

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