Question about 1998 GMC Jimmy
If you get absolutely nothing from the vehicle when turning the key, first, check your battery voltage. On your dash, the battery voltage should show ~10-12 volts with the key in the on position only. It will read ~14-16 volts with the engine running. If your battery does not satisfy both these test conditions, replace your battery and replace it with a battery that is recommended for your engine size.
If replacing the battery does not do the trick and you are still getting absolutely nothing, not even a chirp from the starter, or if it just clicks without turning the engine, it is most likely your solenoid. The solenoid is attached to your starter and engages the starter gear in order to turn over your engine. In the cold this will be more apparent. If after you've replaced the battery and the problem still exists, replace the entire starter (try a used one first - you can typically get one from a junk yard for around $35). This project is not difficult. Just removed the front passenger side wheel to expose the wiring, detach and remove starter from underneath (two bolts).
If after replacing the entire starter it still won't start, try buying just the solenoid only (brand new) and replace it. This will require you to remove the entire starter again, unfortunately. You will need a special female torx set to remove three screws and replace only the solenoid. This is the cheapest route to go. Good Luck!! It worked for me. If you want to skip a few steps and go right to a brand new starter, go for it, but for those who can't afford the price of one or the labor, this will work good for you.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
If the engine cranks everytime you turn the ignition on meaning your strater and battery are good, if the strater or the battery are bad and you turn the ignition on you can just the "tuck" sound from the starter. As you said the car died while driving....my suggestion is check the fuel pressure because according to the symtomps that you guys mention it's more likely the puel pump is quiting.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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