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Why does it sit at 900 rpm when the vehicle is off completely ? It's a 1996 GMC Jimmy SLS.

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Sometimes the gauges freeze when the power is removed. The question to TOU is does it go to zero when the key is on. If it does, don't give it another thought.

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

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  • Jeff Crowner Mar 29, 2015

    When you start it it goes to about 1500 rpm and and reads 1500 rpm but after you shut off it goes to about 700 rpm and will slowly go back up to around 1000, have no clue what it is. Thanks for the help if you can
    Sincerely, Jeff

  • Vincent Competello
    Vincent Competello Mar 29, 2015

    What does it read when the ignition is just turned on and the engine not started?

  • Jeff Crowner Mar 29, 2015

    About 700-900

  • Vincent Competello
    Vincent Competello Mar 29, 2015

    Any other gauges or electrical accessories acting up?

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  • Vincent Competello
    Vincent Competello Mar 29, 2015

    Okay, at any time does the needle go to zero? Also, when idling, what does the gauge read? Text me is you want because it is easier. (347) 455-1460

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    Vincent Competello Mar 29, 2015

    I've ben trying to help youu but it seems you have stopped responding. The text number is no longer valid. I believe we are done!


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the tps is ususally at the side of the throttle body opposite where the throttle cable / tv cable mount.
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4th gear failure is a common problem with this transmission, assuming it is an automatic. You should have the vehicle checked for codes by a qualified repair center with the proper scan tool. Also, check fluid level and condition. More often than not, the trans loses 3rd and 4th gear, as these are working off the same set of clutches. 3-4 clutches apply in 3rd, and when the 4th shift is made the 2-4 band applies giving you overdrive. If you have no engine braking in manual 3rd, you definitely have a mechanical failure, no 4th could be an electrical, or mechanical fault.

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