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In this video I have a look at a Chevrolet G2500 6.0 liter van that was dropped off as a no start. A quick check for the basic leads us right to the problem. We learn a valuable lesson in voltage drop. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Chevy van : crank no start”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars guy azbell says:

    My 95 gmc 2500 had way worse rust than this one this one looks pristine

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars luigi martinez says:

    I’m having similar issue recently installed a new motor 2000 s10 4.3 4wd

    Plugged the harness back up. Pulled fuel relay and Attempted key to see if it would try and kick over but nothing happened. Switch is new so I know it’s that not it

    So I grabbed my test light and noticed my crank fuse lights up when key is set to run position so I tapped into it for the time being

    Ignition is working

    Anyways while I fiddle with it more I found out that there is something else going on with it.

    I get crank but no start it sounds like it attempts to start sometimes u can catch a glimpse of it running then dies instantly

    I have a strong smell of fuel so I know it’s getting into the rail “haven’t checked pressure on rail yet”

    Anyways

    I replaced

    ignition coil /wires/ spark plugs

    Distributor “full drop in”

    Neutral safety switch since I damaged mine….with those dreaded connectors

    Still nothing

    I’m out of ideas

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G-Track says:

    Your very smart in what you do!!!

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PJ Riverdale says:

    Great vid! Changed battery in 03 GMC 3500 cutaway. Now same symptom. Crank- No start. Do not have lift in driveway, what are chances of same gnd issue. No trailer hookup, comprable frame rust.
    Only code is intermittent O2. Have heard bad fuel filter can cause false coding due to restrictive flow. Help? THX!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Brosius says:

    Eric's reaction to jank is what I'm here for

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kraken wood floor service Mcmahon says:

    Every time you make sparks from wire arcing, you are actually helping to make ozone.. this has been scientifically proven.. sometimes I will take neutral wires off fluorescent lighting and arc them for a few minutes …making ozone.. making ozone.. you are welcome Al Gore.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Hildreth says:

    Just Saved Us from a massive headache, Thanks!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars trangia94534 says:

    I don’t know why more people don’t use the power probe. It comes in so handy.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dan goheen says:

    This fixed my problem what a legend

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joey D’s says:

    Great video as always I’m chasing my tale with same no start issue 07 gmc 1500 5.3
    hoping it’s a ground and not the fpcm but I don’t have a power probe just a volt meter, and a test light some marine grade 4g cable and some chewing gum lol jk
    My truck is a pile of rust as well so
    I will look around for a broken ground strap but any other advice Unfortunately I don’t have a lift and my bed is filled with tools or try to slide around under it

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Master Enki says:

    Good job

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Minx- says:

    I have a chevy silverado 2500 6.0 I've replaced the pcm a battery a starter and a fuel pump and it will not start I don't know what it is and I need help.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Kay says:

    HEY! spent the past 12 hours working on my chevy I randomly came across this video (been to channel before however) this ended up being my exact problem, I replaced the fuel pump which I sorta needed to anyway thinking that might of been it butit was the frayed ground wire to the frame it just disintegrated in my hand when i inspected it, went and got a new one and viola. Thanks!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dick Spade says:

    Thanks for the great lesson. You are a real problem solving Mechanic who uses technology, theory & solutions.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Corban says:

    This video saved me a ton of time and frustration. I had just finished cutting off my running boards and my van stopped running. Sure enough, the running board was completing the ground from the body to the frame. The ground strap rotted in two. I was searching around for tips on dropping the tank to replace the fuel pump when I found this video. Thank you Eric!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dependable Auto Truck says:

    you done good. i am so happy to live in Alabama we do have mud but the rust you have to deal with is just to much. but like someone said tough job but someone has to do it

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Karl Vondrak says:

    We have a fleet of Savana 3500's and after about 5 years that ground wire will turn to dust when touched, leaving the driver stranded because fuel pump will not run. Temporary fix with a wire and 2 clips and we can at least drive the van back for repairs. Bad design by GMC, should be a wrapped ground wire like you put on right from the factory.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Berry says:

    "Son, that there is a mill bastard, not a rat tailed one!"

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars reef alzawawi says:

    You made my life….thank you so very much appreciated thank you appreciated thank you

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Currie says:

    How long do you need it? A long time, I’m putting it on a car.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cory horne says:

    Don't really have to worry about that here in NC

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyler Huynh says:

    That car is rusted

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ~zUs~ CLHz says:

    Rock On Sir Thank You for keeping us all GROUNDED

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve says:

    Y.I.B. M.R. Ground Drops.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars doi467 says:

    did he say brake cleaner to get it in here…..in the air intake??

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars leo duran says:

    What is the probe you used

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Keime says:

    Who thinks this went directly to Craig’s list ….. since it now running

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DJR5280 says:

    My 05 Tahoe has surface rust on the frame and I’m acting like a big baby about it, using Kurd Cutter rust converter to get the frame back to bare metal. After seeing this frame I am thinking that maybe I’m being a little dramatic.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dwight Kinter says:

    You could have gotten "that guy" to help you push the van in.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Ozella says:

    Do you like your Vampliers?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kubash says:

    My power probe makes a static sound if it dosen't detect a good ground, at least I think. Good job! I could see a lesser shop changing fuel pumps and throwing other parts at it and that would snow ball into other parts with all that rust!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Tidaback says:

    Eric's attention to detail. "Finished appearance" going on a complete rust bucket!!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Sarola says:

    Do you ever work on a car that’s not a rusty mess? lol. Quite the challenge.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars djtecthreat says:

    He said "rusty chevy" and I literally mumbled "ground problem".

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cory Lenihan says:

    skills

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Donohue says:

    it amazes me people do nothing to their vehicles, drive them in the salty ny roads and wonder why they look like that. a gallon of fluid film and the gun goes along way to not have a rusted out piece of crap

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Nicely done uncle had that issue with his ford pu only problem was he was trying to haul a trailer wired for an older chevy and his plug was wired all wrong from what the trailer Hadid wired the trailer to my dads 67 g10 sportvan and I wired the trailer like the van all lights and grounds were identicle Bob's 85 ford f150 4×4 was wired totally different he wanted to cut my wiring and redo it for his ford I said nothing doing I made him a ford to Chevrolet adapter so as to spare my wiring i spent 3 weeks doing with grounds

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bg147 says:

    Cool diagnosis. I feel dumb. My 1996 Chevy WT1500 had a rustier frame than this one but the body panels and rockers were in good condition. Just had some rust on the underside of the door and the cab corners. The body on this beast did not look good. My ground strap looked the same but used just a 10 gauge piece of wire being too cheap to buy a battery cable. That was some quality work in the video and the new strap will outlast the truck by 15 years.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Ray says:

    Dude! You are a great mechanic! 😀

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Pellish says:

    Man I dont know how you have the patients to deal with those crimp type terminals. I throw those in the trash. I go to a local "specialty automotive electric shop" in my area and get heavy lead type solder on terminals that you could run over in that van and they would be fine. I dont ever crimp, I use a thick roll of "Rosin Core Solder" solder them on and heat shrink. Which in my opinion is the best and strongest electrical connection that you can have. Have a nice day!
    – Joe from Pittsburgh PA