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Have a 2000 chevy express 1500 van, with 350, 5.7 engine...

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Have a 2000 chevy...

Have a 2000 chevy express 1500 van, with 350, 5.7 engine... had to replace head gasket on passenger side.. now I can't get it to start.. It will turn over but will not run...

Mechanic's Assistant: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? What size is your engine?

Yes, 350 5.7

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Express 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes... I have set the timing and valves.. all seem to be right. (as to the timing)

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Also, do I have to relearn the computer after replacing the gasket?

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Will it make an attempt to run?

Have you done a compression test?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
we did a compression test... the van does attempt to run.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Does the computer have to go thur a relearn process when you replace head gasket?
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

Compression was equal across all cylinders?

Will it start at full throttle?

Is the spark good?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Compression Is good
Spark is good
Will not start at full trottle
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

That only leaves 2 things, for some reason you are not getting fuel pressure or injector pulse. Can you confirm those are good and see if it will start and run briefly on starting fluid.

Now that I have posted a partial or complete answer, you will see you can rate me. The deposit you have already paid is not transferred to me until you rate me. I would like to receive nothing less than 5 star excellent ratings. So if we are not there yet, please reply and let me help more. If you're not pleased, let me know because rating bad does not result in a refund, there are better options. Rating now will not close this post nor prevent replying. Thanks Chris

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Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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