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Fuel gauge spins, Car won't start.

I have a 1996 GMC Jimmy, 6cyl, 4x4. It has ran very well over the summer and once winter hit, its been iffy at best. Ran fine one day, no electric to the inside cabin. Replaced battery (turns out it was 6 years old) and replaced the alternator. Again, ran great for 1 week, then no lights in the cabin. Checked all the connections, everything is secure and tight. Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated!

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  • Rob Mauchin
    Rob Mauchin Jan 10, 2014


  • Rob Mauchin
    Rob Mauchin Jan 10, 2014

    Turns out my 3 year old grandson switched the inside dome light to the on (constant) position. That explains the drain on my new battery. I have a battery charger on it, and will update. I'm honestly embarassed I did not check this out first. Gotta love grand children and give them lottsa hugs!



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SOURCE: 95 gmc safari replaced fuel filter van ran great now wont start

Since you replaced the distributor, are you sure it's properly timed? Hook up timing light and try to crank. It should show you where your timing mark is. It will also verify that you are getting spark.
You need to start a systematic check. Is it electrical, mechanical, fuel related? Need to do more checking and maybe we can get that puppy going.

Good Luck

Posted on Feb 26, 2009


Danny Morton

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SOURCE: 98 GMC 4X4 won't start

replace throttle body injector

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

Ben Dover

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SOURCE: 95 GMC ignition system doesn't power

check the condition and check for power at the actual ignition switch at the bottom of steering column and the rod from the key switch that engages it. if your lucky the switch may just have come loose, but more often then not, there shot.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009


Dennis Mulford

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SOURCE: 2001 GMC Jimmy 4x4 turns over but doesn't start - Fuel pump works

check the fuesable link!!

Posted on Sep 05, 2009


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SOURCE: while driving down the road my jimmy died, like it

Maybe timing belt broke?

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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