Question about 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Trying to time 2001 gmc jimmy 4.3

I have a 4.3 litter and iam tyrying to set the timeing after hving the distribitor out for changing the manifold gasket

please help

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,692 Answers

Ground coil or remove plug wife away from number one spark plug. Place finger in fron of spark plug hole while some bumps the starter. When the air for the copression pushes finger off hole stop started . Align the timing marks,or insure that they are close. Place distribiator back into hole with the cap off pointing to where the wire for number one plug is going to go. bolt down dist. and replace cap.  Your timing wil be now close enough to start or if not rotate it slightly and try again.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to fix distribitor timing problems

Remove number, one spark plug , turn engine over till compression is felt, turn engine over till TDC marks on crank pulley and timing cover marks line up, fit distributor to motor with rotor pointing to number one distributor cap tower, start and set final timing with timing light.

Sep 21, 2015 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Why does my 2001 gmc jimmy v-6 vortech keep trying to shift into 4-lo while driving in 4-h

modulator possible loose or faulty connection ---modulator shorting out --switch going bad ---or transfer case selector switch faulty also check fluid in transfer case

Jun 11, 2015 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

O2 sensors 2001 4.3 gmc how many ?


There will be one in each exhaust manifold or in the exhaust pipes right after the manifolds. these are referred to as the upstream sensors or "sensor 1". there is one after the catalytic converter. This is referred to as the downstream or "sensor 2"

Feb 22, 2012 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

1989 Jimmy S15, 3/4 350. I want to change the timing? I have added an HHO generator and need to forward the timing to get fuel saving benefits.

Loosen the bolt at the base of the distributer on the passenger's side. If you don't have a timing light, mark the dist and intake manifold so you can put it back exactly where it was in the event of a problem. Turn the dist counter-clockwise just a tiny bit and the idle should raise a little.

Mar 20, 2011 | 1989 GMC S-15 Jimmy

1 Answer

1996 gmc jimmy wont start seems like advanced timing issue backfiring out throttlebody, replaced timing pick up, distribitor cap, crank sensor, ICM, when ignition conrol module replace the engine ran fine...

You said the problem happened right after the engine was replaced correct? If so bring number cylinder to top dead center on the compression stroke. Remove the distributor cap and see if the rotor is lined up with the number one spark plug wire. It's possible the distributor was installed 180 degrees out.

Jun 05, 2010 | 1996 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Push button 4 wheel drive stuck in 4 wheel hi

My GMC Jimmy '01 would slip from 2-wheel to 4-wheel drive while I was driving. First time it happened my mechanic replaced a small part. This last time, he couldn't find anything wrong so he popped the 2-4 out and disconnected the 4-wheel drive. Now I don't have the problem.

Feb 22, 2010 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

2001 Jimmy will not start

The problem was corrosion on the contact points in the distribitor cap. I replaced the cap & rotor.

Jan 10, 2009 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

2001 gmc jimmy engine warm but heater blows cold air

Disconnect the heater hoses from the water pump and the intake manifold. Get a compressor and blow out the hose (put the air hose into the the hose that came off the mainfold. then flush the system and replace the antifreeze.

Dec 11, 2008 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 GMC Jimmy Logo

Related Topics:

144 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GMC Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a GMC Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides