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WILL NOT START

MY 2000 GMC SAFARI, TOOK IT TOO THE CAR WASH LAST NIGHT WASHED IT. NOW IT WONT START ITS CRANKING OVER GOOD BUT IT WONT RUN AT ALL IT HAPPENED TO MY THE OTHER DAY IT WAS RAINING WHEN I GOT HOME AND PARKED IT THEN WENT TO LEAVE IT WOULD NOT START BUT THE NEXT MORING IT STARTED AND RAN FINE TILL LAST NIGHT AT THE CAR WASH

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Sounds like water ingress to either a control module or the coil pack, check all control box locations eg footwells for water and then check the engine bay for loose or naked wires, dry and clean and possibly cover with a plastic bag etc and it should be fine.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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