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Astro: few seconds..stall..it doesnt start at all, just cranks…

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I was driving, and stopped...
I was driving, and stopped at an intersection, and my Astro stalled. It turned over and started for a few seconds a few times, but would immediately stall again. Now, it doesn't start at all, just cranks. The dash lights don't dim at all when it cranks. 7 months ago I had a similar issue, and had a full tune up done, and it's been running great. The battery light is on, but other than that things look normal. I just changed the oil a week or two ago. Help!
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Chevy Mechanic: Ted G., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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Turn the key on and listen for a buzz from the fuel pump in the fuel tank, you may have to have someone listen at the open fuel filler to hear it. Does it buzz for 2-3 seconds when you cycle the key on?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Yes.
Chevy Mechanic: Ted G., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
Does the tachometer wiggle as you crank the engine over?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
My Van doesn't have a tachometer, but the other guages move normally when I switch it on.
Chevy Mechanic: Ted G., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
Do you know how to check for spark at the spark plugs? Do you work on the vehicle yourself?
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