I’m having trouble with my van. The battery is good (new AGM), starter is good (replaced about 1.5-2 years ago), and I definitely have fuel in it.
The starter will crank, but no matter how long I do it or how much I pump the gas or use the choke (I’m assuming the little black pull-out knob to the left of the steering wheel is the choke, but haven’t really ever had to use it in the past and can’t find images or notes in the manual to confirm that it is indeed the choke), the engine will not turn over.
I would like to try to get it running myself, but I don’t really have anyone with more engine experience to guide me. So, here’s what I’m thinking the potential issues could be (in no particular order):
spark plugs/ignition coils
My question is which order should I approach these and is there a good way to diagnose the problem through functional tests, etc.?
I don’t have a lot of money, so I want to pay someone to fix it as a last resort and would prefer to approach the issue as cheaply as possible. If there is an additional component that could be the problem, what is it? Is there something up above that wouldn’t likely cause the problem I’m having?
Edit: Additionally, I didn’t really find it dead… it just got harder and harder to start over a period of about a month or two. Had to pump the gas more and crank the starter for longer until one day it wouldn’t start at all.