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2000 GMC Jimmy won't start

When the key is in the on position battery light and check engine light are on; when the key is turned to the start all lights come on as they should and then go out except the battey and check engine lights. Also I cannot get the truck out of park. I thought it may be the ignition switch. Any ideas?

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  • pscurrie Jan 10, 2009

    sorry but it is a new battery

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    Vehicle le has trouble starting and when placed in gear, it stalls. Plugs, fuel filter, air filter, maybe oxygen sensor ?

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Hi: Have run into same type of problem, turned out to be a dead or very battery. Has nothing to do with the ignitin switch. With a low battery have also had trouble getting the key out of a 95 Jimmy. Boost unit to get running then discommect battery, if unit stall right away replace alternator, if stays running replace battery. If you get the unit runnimg and try to drive it as is you should find lacks power and wants to stall.

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