1996 Astro Van. cranks, good spark, good fuel, may idle, but falls on
its face when throttle is touched (like it is starved for fuel). Once
you get it to actually start & idle, it idles fine & will crawl around
the parking lot in gear without problems. But hit the gas, and it
If you crank it over & over, it will not start. You need to bump the
key over & over to get it to start, or else it will flood. Will not
start in "clear flood mode"
Tested fuel pressure, very good
Throttle position sensor
Electronic spark control
Cap & Rotor
Quadruple checked firing order.
Checked for vacuum leaks around the intake.
I am at a loss of what to do next. Anything that could affect the
running of this truck in open loop has been replaced (as far as I
On the scanner:... No OBD2 codes or faults. Everything is within
parameters. No exhaust restrictions, no intake restrictions.
It sounds like I'm missing some other fuel control piece that may be
the answer. Something is not telling the fuel to release above an
As of now, the dealer is baffled.