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2001 Jimmy will not start

I have a 2001 Jimmy that started running rough out of the blue. I thought maybe it had water in the gas tank and put some heet in it as well as some fuel injector cleaner. It still continued to run rough and cut out. The check engine light started to flash and I got that checked out and was told that it could be several things like spark plugs, wires, vacum hoses etc. I changed the spark plugs and wires but it still continued to run rough just like before. I found a dried up boot on the other end of the pcv valve and replaced it. I also replace my battery. Now it will not start at all. When I attempt to start it, it only turns over without catching. Any suggestions?

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  • lmcginnis Jan 19, 2009

    Our Jimmy starting becoming difficult to start around thanks giving . We had to crank it at least 2 times before it would start and it would sometimes sputter. When we drive it on the interstate it seemed to have a miss every once in a while that would cause a loss in acceleration. My husband thought it was the fuel injectors and used the cleaner too. He changed all the spark plugs and it ran better for a little while. This morning it would not start. The battery is fine we have full power, but it sputters and spits like it is not getting any fuel.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    hi i have a 2001 jimmy and wont start. it started in the morning, 2hrs later it woundnt start??? would turn over but wouldnt fire or start?? batt. is fully charged, oil pressure is good, fuel pump turns on, any ideas befor i start repaceing parts

  • awelch02 Feb 09, 2009

    replaced plugs, wires, distributor, rotar, fuel filter and 02 sensor..

    was initially getting P0300, then a P0155, now i am still getting a P0306 and thinking it is the injectors.. dealer wanted $850 to replace :(


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

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