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#296 of 609 95 chevy blazer electrical problems
Mar 11, 2008 (8:40 am)
Hey guys i'm looking for alot of input on this one. I have a 1995 chevy blazer and Out of the blue iv'e lost both low beam lights. To make this problem even more interesting is the fact that when I turn on the high beams... Even though they work the blow the number 16 fuse for the turn signals. This truck has been a great truck I just hope this isn't anything major. I think it has to be something stupid. I just haven't found anything yet. PLEASE HELP!
#297 of 609 2001 Jimmy tach lunging
Mar 11, 2008 (9:35 am)
I'm new here, this looks like a great site. My tach on my 2001 Jimmy lunges below 50mph & above 80. The engine doesn't rev or anything, it just spikes. Recently had a tranny flush and new fuel filter put in, alternator rebuilt, but I wouldn't think that would do it. But I have been experiencing some electrical issues over the last 6 mos. or so. I've lost my overhead compass/temp. readout, then 2 button lights on the stereo, some dash lights, the rest of the stereo buttons, and my 4x4 wouldn't engage, but it just started working again. 1 other thing, we're getting a shock once in a while when getting out. Any ideas just short of a complete electrical trace would be helpful.
#298 of 609 Re: blazer hatch wont open [madijud]
Mar 13, 2008 (5:41 am)
Don't know if you are still looking for a fix, but I followed the directions and I had the same problem. Fixed but wouldn't close. The lever that unlocks the window has to be pushed to the right (sitting outside looking into the back) to work. Push the lever to the right a little at a time and tighten the nylon tie as you go. The lever has to be so far over to allow the lock to work when you close the hatch. From where it starts with nothing on it I had to move it about an inch over towards the accuator to get it to work both ways. Hope this helps and thanks BIG to Really M for his advice. Saved me $100.00 part from dealer and $75 in labor.
#299 of 609 GMC JIMMY
Mar 18, 2008 (2:29 pm)
i have a gmc jimmy and it doesnt start without me jumping it. i put a new alternater, a new batter, and a new starter. It still won't start without me jumping it. Can anyone help me?
#300 of 609 2001 Jimmy 4.6L cold-start head-scratcher.
Mar 24, 2008 (8:08 am)
My 2001 Jimmy won't start if it sits in cold weather (around 32 F) longer than a couple days, something that just started this winter (previous, colder winters were not a problem). The starter will crank and crank, the engine just won't start. Once I warm it up (tow it to a garage, for instance), it fires right up. If I drive it every day--no problem. Coil and coolant temp sensor were replaced--no dice. Put a distributor and ignition module from a Blazer on there--no dice. Plugs, wires, rotor and battery are all about 1.5 years old. No codes coming up on diagnostic. Plugs are all wet--getting plenty of fuel, mechanic thinks they're just not getting enough voltage, that maybe changing them again would do it. I find it hard to believe that all six plugs would have the same problem. Am overseas where parts are tough to come buy, so just popping in a new set of plugs isn't as easy as it sounds. This thing is kicking my butt--any thoughts? Thanks!
#301 of 609 Re: 2001 Jimmy 4.6L cold-start head-scratcher. [judastouch]
Mar 25, 2008 (3:52 am)
Duh--Of course I meant 4.3L V6. Sorry for any confusion.
#302 of 609 Re: 2001 Jimmy 4.6L cold-start head-scratcher. [judastouch]
Mar 25, 2008 (4:36 am)
Just for grins, can you get an extension cord and hair drier and blow hot air into the air intake tube while somebody cranks? There are a couple of sensors that monitor the intake air, and if one of them is whacked this might show the problem.
Just re-read your post. Does it start immediately if you jumper it?
There is also a crankshaft position sensor on the front of the engine, bottom side by the crankshaft pully. While this *should* set a code if bad, it doesn't always. Voice of experience on that one! I would try the same trick of blowing the hair drier on the sensor (it is an external sensor that shuts off spark if it thinks the engine is not turning) and see what you get.
I am all about trouble shooting instead of parts swapping. Assuming all the ignition parts were reconnected correctly, the likelyhood of six bad sparkplugs is right up there with winning the lottery. Without buying a ticket.
#303 of 609 Re: 2001 Jimmy 4.6L cold-start head-scratcher. [jlflemmons]
Mar 25, 2008 (7:48 am)
I might be able to run a hair dryer off the balcony and into the parking lot. It's something I've considered doing for lots of parts under the hood, nice to have it narrowed down.
Haven't tried jumping it yet. It crossed my mind, but since it cranks so hard, I ruled it out. I guess it's worth a shot.
Talked to a GMC dealer, who immediately suggested the fuel pressure regulator or fuel pump. Like I said, it's getting plenty of fuel in the cylinder, but if the pressure regulator is flooding it, then that'd give me the same problem, so I think I'll heat up the FPR, too. He also suggested a vacuum leak, which the mechanic had already ruled out.
I agree on the plug thing--he's convinced I have a voltage problem, and wants to try that, or at least pulling and cleaning them. I just don't see it.
Thanks again; I'll be sure and post the solution (assuming I find it). And I'll gladly take more suggestions.
#304 of 609 Re: 2001 Jimmy 4.6L cold-start head-scratcher. [judastouch]
Mar 25, 2008 (11:36 am)
Your dealer may be onto something with the fuel regulator. I had a 6.0L in a full size truck do something similar. It wasn't temp related, though. But if the truck sat for a couple of days it didn't want to start. The fuel regulator was allowing fuel to drain into the intake. The temp component you mention sort of eliminates that issue. Any chance you have some water in the tank? Make sure it is fuel and not water you are getting. Saw a car come in on the hook and the owner swore up and down it wasn't out of gas, the gauge showed full and she verified she had just filled up. That's when the light bulb went off and I determined that she did indeed have a full tank. Of water. A service station got to pay for that repair.
Not saying water is the problem here, but just to keep an open mind about what looks right but may not be. Seems half of troubleshooting these newer electronic systems is observation and logic.
#305 of 609 Re: Blazer electrical problems [firstshirt1sg]
Apr 09, 2008 (11:15 am)
Did you ever resolve this problem. I'm having the same problem on a 2000 Jimmy.