Question about GMC 1995-1997 Yukon Ignition Starter Alarm Switch

3 Answers

97 Yukon Kills Batteries!!!

Have had it to the auto electric folks twice, looked at tons of forums, stil can'y find the drain that seems only to occur when I turn my back for a week or so. Have made sure that the lights go off, glove box light switch was on once, so I added material to the shutoff post to make sure it went off when closed. The vehicle has remote start............once last summer I used the remote start, and when I tried to stop the vehicle, it would not die, even when I removed the keys completely. I had to remove the starter or fuel pump relay to kill the engine, and then replace it. I think that the battery drain problem happened following this event, but am not real sure. Last winter when the remote stert was used when the car was fully warm, the starter motor would keep turning after the engine started, and would run for about 15 seconds before finally stopping. Do I need a new starter, new fuel pump relay, NEW TRUCK...!!!

Any help greatly appreciated, I have killed 4 batteries and noe have to keep a charger on it all the time..........

Kind Regards
Ross

Posted by on

  • andyne50 Nov 13, 2008

    It won't happen overnight. The automatic charger only kicks on once in a while, as I have it under the hood, and connected to the battery. most of the time it reads "full". I measured the resting current the other day and I think it was around 30 ma.

    If I leave it for a week or more it will usually be dead.



    Is it possible that a faulty starter can have a current "leak"?

    Is it possible that I damaged the fuel pump relay by removing it when the vehicle was running?

    I will consider having the remote start removed, but would like to keep it if possible, it's cold here in the winter.



    Would a switch be a good thing to put on the battery, so I could remove all power from the vehicle at rest?

    Would that be harmful to the truck iin any way?

  • andyne50 Nov 16, 2008

    Thank you Paul...........



    Best regards

    Ross

×

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 674 Answers

Hello
lets not just guess at this problem lets do some testing like the pro's
you will need a test light
you will need to have a fully charged battery
you need to disconnect the battery negitive
and use your test light to connect the neg cable to the batt.
now if you have a drain on your battery your test light will light.
now with this test light on we need to find the circuit that is causing your drain.
what i do first is to pull fuses untill the light goes off.
and then you know the circuit with the problem
once you know what curcuit is the problem let us know and we can help you further.
good luck
and remember a good mechanic will find the problem and replace the problem part
NOT replace parts hoping to fix the problem.
that is why we are here to help.
good luck and let me know how this works for you.
later paul

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

  • paul erickson
    paul erickson Nov 16, 2008

    how did you turn out with your battery drain?

    and about you switch on the battery.

    this isnt a good idea for the reason that you loose the memory.

    not only is this a pain in the **** for radio stations but the engine computer has to relaearn the many of its settings .

    when your done could you please rate my solution

    thanks

    paul

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • GMC Master
  • 19,396 Answers

From description, it looks like a faulty ignition coil.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 13, 2008

    With all respect, I still think you need to replace the ignition cylinder, a short in the ignition cylinder can also drain the battery.

    See one on several testimonials here: Car Repair > 1999 gmc yukon, ignition switch will not turn,why ...

    Fuel pump and starter motor should be fine, have the ignition wirings tested, and eventually replace the ignition cylinder.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,450 Answers

This is an aftermarket remote start system? my advice would be to remove this and see what happens

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • TripleTauto
    TripleTauto Nov 13, 2008

    and it only goes dead after a week or now will go dead overnight?

  • TripleTauto
    TripleTauto Nov 14, 2008

    I have never seen a starter cause a drain. The fact that the remote start has given trouble before would make it the most likely suspect.Installing a battery disconnect would not harm the truck you would just have the aggrevation of clock and stuff resetting. there is also something called a battery saver that will cut off power if it sees too much drain on it. A lot of conversion vans have them with all the extra addons. One option would be to install a switch on the power supply to remote start system so you could cut off when not in use if this stops the drain issue then you will no it is this and can have system replaced

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My preinstalled remote starter on my truck has a combination/sequence that the dealers salesman could not get roght bit twice to start pickup. im looking for fimiliar combination/sequences that my seem to...


If you have to press the vehicle's door lock AND the remote starter button...something is definitely wrong with the installation. If the prestige is a one button unit, try pressing the button twice within two seconds to start vehicle (press...thousand one, release, press...thousand two,release) this is the default setting.

Aug 05, 2012 | Audiovox Prestige Remote Start

1 Answer

97 chevy 1500 4x4 4.3 wont start when wet have changed cap rotor plug wires plugs. veh has spark and fuel!


I have the same problem with my 1998 chevy 1/2 ton, if the weather is damp we have to plug it in, give it an hour and away it goes, have had it to a shop several times and still no solution. we have also changed cap, plugs plug wires

Aug 26, 2010 | Chevrolet 1995-1997 Chevy 1500 Truck...

1 Answer

97 Yukon sometimes won't start, cold or hot. Does


Check for "Ignition crank sensors" GMC's are well known for water on these sensors and eating them up causing "no start" Hope this helps

Jun 17, 2010 | GMC 1995-1997 Yukon Ignition Starter...

3 Answers

My 99 yukon will run fine some days and sometimes I will park it go into a store or whatnot and it will start for two seconds then turn off . I usually have too put fuel in the intake about 3 time to get...


Plugged fuel filter, or faulty fuel pressure regulator. Last possibility would be bad pump but since it does run, it I would first change fuel filter, then regulator if necessary

Aug 07, 2009 | GMC 1995-1997 Yukon Ignition Starter...

1 Answer

76 Winnebago brave, not charging the batteries, even with generator on.The main battery to run the motor is not charging either. We hooked up the generator and everything works fine, but as soon as we shut...


Your power converter is probably okay, since the lights are getting bright when generator runs (and probably when plugged into shore power). A coach that is as experienced as yours is probably going to have multiple wiring issues that have occurred over time. Corrosion on battery terminals is common, but so is not maintaining the batteries. Batteries are usually killed by not charging properly, discharging too deep, and not keeping them clean. The batteries can also be wore out, especially if they are more than a couple years old and spent a lot of time sitting in the back lot.

Start by looking at the cables located at the battery, as well as at the battery connection on the DC fuse block. Everything should be clean bright and shiny. If not, I would suggest loading a dremel tool with a brass brush, and clean all wires and connections individually. Make sure everything is turned off in the coach to minimize sparks. While you have the cables off, take a look at the date codes and check the water levels. Correct accordingly.

There is a possible problem that can be at the converter as well. When you supply power to the converter, a solenoid engages a switch that transfers power to the batteries, charging them. If this switch has failed, it will cause same symptoms since batteries are not being charged.

The chassis / starting battery may not be charged by the house charger at all, especially if there is a Emergency Start / E-Start / Boost button on the dash somewhere. The engine is able to charge the chassis battery and the house batteries through a big relay (looks like ford starter solenoid on coaches like yours).

If you drive down the road, and main battery doesn't charge, and house batteries don't charge, Look closely underneath your coach for a grounding problem as well as possible bad alternator. But, if your house batteries charge off the alternator, then your problem will likely lie in the switch on voltage converter. If chassis battery charges and house batteries don't, look for 30 amp fuse between house battery and relay on firewall of engine compartment.

Make sure you wear old clothing, wear eye protection, and gloves when around batteries, and also when using the dremel.

Jul 04, 2009 | Camper Rv Motorhome Dual Co & Lp Gas...

1 Answer

Immobilizer unit


if you feel you have the technical ability and tools like standard socket set wire crimpers and crimp terminal you may be able to do it ... the unit is most likely installed under the dashboard by the steering column ... where the wires are .... you'll have to reconnect the wire(s) that were interrupted and disconnect two more and tape up any bare wires it all depends how or what materials the installer used. On the Yukon there will be a wire from the Immobilizer to the Thick Red wire of the Yukon ... and a wire connected to the thick pink wire of the Yukon .... and there will be 2 wires from the Immobilizer to an either thick yellow or thick purple wire that was cut ... remove those two wires from the immobilizer and reattach that wire with a Yellow or blue barrel crimp whichever fits best

Apr 29, 2009 | GMC 1995-1997 Yukon Ignition Starter...

Not finding what you are looking for?
GMC 1995-1997  Yukon Ignition Starter Alarm Switch Logo

Related Topics:

73 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GMC Vehicle Security Systems Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Larry Spears
Larry Spears

Level 3 Expert

625 Answers

deucesmommie

Level 2 Expert

237 Answers

Are you a GMC Vehicle Security System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...