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Astro: heated..it stalled..anti freeze..miss

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My 1996 4.3 astro van...
My 1996 4.3 astro van resently over heated until it stalled. When i finnaly got it cooled down and filled with anti freeze I had a hard time getting it started because it devloped a bad miss. I thought i might have down some damage to the engine but it is not smoking.I probably had about 150,000 miles on the plugs and wires cap and rotor. Could i have done damage to any of these? I am going to go ahead and tune it up because it needs it. I hope that solves the problem. What do you think?
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Chevy Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 8 years ago
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kalamykid :

The best thing to do is to do a comporession test when you have the spark plugs out on all 6 cylinders. Then post the readings for each cylinder so I can see what is going on internaly.

Customer:

I have never down a compression test before. What equipment do i need?


 

Customer:

My thinking was to go ahead and tune it up and hope that solves the engine miss problem.

kalamykid :

you will need a compression tester. You can rent one from auto zone, advance auto parts, or Oriely's auto parts and when you take it back you get all your money back.

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