'94 Astro Died on the Freeway, won't start. Alternator trouble?

Asked by May 26, 2011 at 10:03 AM about the 1994 Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van 3 Dr STD AWD Cargo Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The engine died while I was driving, and I can't start it.  It turns over, the air filter looks good, there's fuel in the tank.

Should I be looking at the alternator?  What should be my troubleshooting steps?

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If the engine turns attempting to start its not the alternator or battery. The gas tank coul dbe full but is it getting from point A ( Tank ) to point B (Engine) Sound like a fuel pump problem. When you turn the key onto ON but NOT START you should here a buzzing over your right shoulder for about three seconds - If you do not PUMP is dead.

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The same thing here. My Astro died while running and had to tow it home. The fuel pump is activating and there is gas present at the fuel valve. I can't start it.

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