Please help???

03-17-2006, 01:08 PM
well here is my problem
i have 98 gmc jimmy.
the day we were driving back from college
it just shut off and we can not get it to start
we have tried scanning it with our code scanner
but it comes up with "no codes". my dad put something
in it to make it start but only for a sec then it shuts right off
it acts like it wants to start it starts to turn over but then just
dies! Does anyone have any anwsers? please HELP!!!

03-17-2006, 02:58 PM
First of all, collage!! (college), shame on you! Now, what did your dad do do try and start it, any spark, fuel pressure, too much info missing here.

03-17-2006, 03:20 PM
first off it doesnt matter what he put in it, because it wont start and if you dont have good advise then dont post a comment.. thanks anyways

03-17-2006, 05:24 PM
first off it doesn't matter what he put in it, because it wont start and if you don't have good advise then don't post a comment.. thanks anyways

bad way to start. the member that answered you was probably you best chance, except for old master, to get help with you jimmy. i know your frustrated, and probably a little upset, cause your ride ain't working. most of us are just regular folks like you. we work on our jimmy's, go to work, come home, etc. there are a lot of active or previous 30+ years mechanics, and even they would ask what your dad did to get it to run, as that is a very important clue. most would need more details and/or symptoms to help. be patient, don't cuss out people trying to help, and think of the things dad did, what you tried, give good details, and you'll get good advice, or refereed to someone who can. there are 10-25 things i can think of right now that MAY be the problem, or one or more in combination.
be chilly, and good luck.
p.s. ya kinda asked for it misspelling College!!!:lol:

94 Jimmy
03-23-2006, 04:26 PM
Probably low fuel pressure. The stuff you dad put in it was probably starting fluid down the intake. Starting fluid will always get it running if you've got spark.
Check your fuel pressure, can you hear the fuel pump running? Fuel delivery problems are common on 4.3's, so you may just be the most recent in a long line.
Let us know what you find. Remember Mark Twain said he had no respect for a man who had only one way to spell a word.
see ya

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