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My 1998 chevy suburban wont start everytime it rains?

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my 1998 chevy suburban wont start everytime it rains?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for visiting Just Answer,
This can happen when the dist cap and rotor needs replaced.
Remove the distributor cap and rotor and check for moisture. Replace as needed.
Sorry for the lack of words, but I think this is pretty much self explanitory.
Let me know.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
its not that I have checked it i am getting plenty of spark it acts like it isnt getting any fuel
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
Will the vehicle start when you add some external fuel to the throttle such as carb cleaner or starting fluid?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no i tried that to
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
Does the fuel pump turn on? Can you hear it prime?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I have never been able to hear it in this vehicle
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
Gotcha, well some ideas to try Disconnect the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor.graphic If the engine starts, verify the wiring and replace the sensor.
Fuel pressure must be 60-66 PSI key on. If not, verify power and ground to the fuel pump and deadhead the pump (do not allow deadhead to exceed 72 PSI).
Check power from the ignition switch for an intermittent voltage drop condition. Check the graphicgraphic
Inspect fuel pump relay connections. graphic
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