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Charged battery, hear fuel pump when turn over hear starter click

2000 GMC Jimmy,
doesn't want to start or it will start??

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  • its_marty5 Jan 27, 2009

    It woudln't start yesterday, but today it started, clicked a few times then turned over. I took it for a good drive and when I got back I turned it off, then tried to start it up and it wouldn't turn over it would just click. So right now it is not turning over to start....

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  • cory32676 May 03, 2009

    drove around all morning stop and go( yard sales) and ran fine. got home shut it off, went out about an hour later and the relay in the glove box clicks but does not turn over. next day went out to see if it would start and it fired on the first try. it did the same thing about a week ago ran for the week fine then this happened again

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Please clarify does it start or not ??

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