some times it starts ...some times it doesnt..

Asked by Apr 08, 2014 at 10:11 AM about the 1990 GMC Vandura G25

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

replaced dist......fuel pump and filter....idel control... wires...oil senser....fuel pump relay...
when it runs it runs perfect   ....shut it off it may start it may not.....also check for any bad
electrical connections........sure could use some new ideas......thanks for your time.....

John

1 Answer

485

G-day mate I would say it could be the starter, I had the same problem on my legacy, It would start up fine SOMETIMES run it for a while say to the shops, go to start it again and no dice. So i had to wait a while like a hour till it would start. When this happens again take out the starter turn the spline a few turns then reinstall it, it should start fine. What happens is the copper windings can age an burn out and when you go to use the starter one of the brushes could be sitting on one of thoughs burnt out windings causing the same problem. Hope this helps.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

GMC Vandura Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    120
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    100
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Chevy Van
41 listings starting at $2,499
Used GMC Syclone
6 listings
Used Chevrolet Astro
201 listings starting at $1,688
Used GMC Safari
95 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Corvette
101 Great Deals out of 15,519 listings starting at $3,900
Used GMC Suburban
129 listings
Used Chevrolet Suburban
382 Great Deals out of 22,383 listings starting at $1,132

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.