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2001 GMC Jimmy Starting Problem

I've had my 2001 Jimmy for about 4 months & it has continually had this nagging starting problem. When I turn the key to start nothing engages. I've been told it could be the park/neutral switch in either the shift lever or the ignition. Early on it did this about every 5th time I started it but now it's getting to be about every other time. When the starter does hit it starts right off & runs great. I did check the battery & terminals and they seem to be OK. When I turn the steering wheel, hit the brake, run it thru the gears, etc. sometimes it has helped but I have found nothing consistent.

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  • Ken Wolfe Nov 08, 2008

    Is this something I can get at an auto parts store & replace myself?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    key in ignition in start position starting does not ingage in gear, but in park its starting running or not

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2016

    wrong, the 2001 jimmy doesn't have that set up.
    I am having the same problem and have not found the problem yet.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2016

    I forgot to add that I did replace the neutral safety switch and the ignition switch and still have the same problem. intermit crank. if i hold it in start for about 20 secs it far

  • gene rovinsky
    gene rovinsky Mar 13, 2016

    in turns over after holding start after holding in start position after holding in start position for about 40 secs or so



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Sounds like a bad ingition switch. When you turn the key it pushes a rod that goes down the steering colum. The switch is located there. It's a pretty simple fix.

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