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1996 GMC Jimmy SL 2dr

1996 GMC Jimmy
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door
17 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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February 26, 2013, 9:45 pm

Brooke S

Question: my jimmy is hard to start and keep started

I started my car just fine as every other day and let it warm up as usual it drove just fine tell i stopped at a sign and when i went to accelerate it stalled. I got it started again after a couple tries and every time i accelerated it quit running but when i started it again and put it in neutral so it can be towed it seemed just fine my brother even started it right up and drove it down the road and everything. My battery is just fine i just had a new starter put into it not long ago. I noticed it really dragged while starting it after it stalled the whole car would shake when trying to start it back up. What could be wrong?

February 28, 2013, 8:49 pm

Richard W
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You could have a ignition system problem. I would check your spark. Make sure it a jump a 40,000 volt gap. If it can I would check your fuel pressure. It will be one or the other.

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