Last post on Jul 28, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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#121 of 130 Re: What do I need to look for or fix? Ignition on - everything goes dead [michael79]
Feb 04, 2012 (9:59 am)
A couple mechanics stated to look for a bad or loose ground wire as well. I did that, even replaced some ferrules and regrounded. I can't find any loose wires, nor can I figure out what is creating this issue. I've looked at the fuses under the hood as well as the ones inside the car and can't find any problems. So this one has me completely baffled.
Looks like I'm just going to have to have it towed to my mechanic around the 15th of Feb. to see if they can figure out the problem. Just had the electrical system troubleshot on Friday Jan. 27 and they said everything was fine, this was the same reason I took it in, but then it started and didn't do this at the mechanics. So it's a bit frustrating not knowing what is creating the problem.
#122 of 130 Re: What do I need to look for or fix? Ignition on - everything goes dead [lightman13]
Feb 06, 2012 (8:46 am)
On my 2000 jimmy my fuel pump was bad and it caused the truck to turn off while going to a stop. Sometimes it would make it seem like the battery was dead and all the guages would turn off.The truck wouldnt turn on right away . When you brake to come to a complete stop does it turn off on you? If it does look at your oil meter and see if it goes down. I replaced the fuel pump and it was like new. I hope this helps you out. If it is your fuel pump and your gonna do it yourself and dont know how just message back and ill walk you through it.
#123 of 130 Re: What do I need to look for or fix? Ignition on - everything goes dead
Feb 06, 2012 (11:16 am)
Nope, have never had any stalling issues with it at all. None of the gauges went down.
It just goes dead when the key is placed in the start position to crank the car and get it going.
Other than that everything else seems to work just fine on the vehicle, just can't start it because it goes dead.
#124 of 130 Re: Remove Factory Security System 97 Jimmy [ddegain]
Apr 01, 2012 (8:09 am)
did you ever find out how to remove security system i need to know how mine is really messed up...help me if you can thank you...
#125 of 130 Re: the clicking [jimmy115]
Apr 01, 2012 (8:16 am)
i so need to know too please help us....
#126 of 130 Re: What do I need to look for or fix? Ignition on - everything goes dead [lightman13]
Apr 01, 2012 (8:25 pm)
Found out the negative battery cable was bad and causing the issue. As I had no way to really test this, they finally found it at the mechanics after several trips to the garage for the same problem.
#127 of 130 Re: 2001 GMC Jimmy - No electrical power anywhere [chris_kreiner]
Jul 04, 2012 (11:14 am)
did you find out why your jimmy had NO electric to anything (horn, light, etc). we have the same problem.
#128 of 130 Re: 2001 GMC Jimmy - No electrical power anywhere [nts_dan]
Jul 04, 2012 (1:17 pm)
Hi Chris. Yes we did, the negative battery cable was bad. The problem wasn't visible and the cable had corroded internally. The connection at the battery looked fine, the connection to the vehicles frame looked fine. It actually took 4 times to the shop before the problem was actually found.
The problem was the corrosion was such a way that the cable would work for a while, then it wouldn't. So it was difficult to diagnose, seems like the cable would flex as the Jimmy was being driven, and then when I'd park, the cable may have flexed, breaking the connection inside the cable.
Got the negative cable replaced and haven't had any further issues since. But I had the mechanic go ahead and replace both the negative and positive cables, just to be on the safe side.
Good luck with your Jimmy!
#129 of 130 no electric to anything 96 jimmy
Jul 04, 2012 (5:58 pm)
No electrical power anywhere (horn, lights brakes etc). i rechecked again and there is good connection from battery = ground to the motor & frame also from + to starter & to brake module. does anyone have a solution?
#130 of 130 Re: no electric to anything 96 jimmy [nts_dan]
Jul 28, 2012 (6:15 am)
Did you check to see if there is power at your fuse block main connector (with a voltmeter)? If you have no power to the main connector at the fuse block, and your battery has voltage, you need to check the vehicle's maxi-fuse (under the batter tray). It is a 175-amp fuse that is in line with your vehicle's main power to the fuse block that can blow if something shorted. Most times it will blow due to a starter issue. If it is blown, check your starter connections and make sure nothing is arching. Those fuses are not cheap.