starts up ok drive a bit then when I stop and shut it off say for gas or whatever have a hard time starting it again keeps shutting off takes 5 or 6 times of keeping my foot on the gas to get it gg

Asked by Apr 13, 2015 at 03:30 PM about the 2001 GMC Jimmy

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

starts ok drive a bit  shut it off then have issues starting again keeps shutting off then after 5 or 6 times  keeping my foot on the gas it starts and is ok to drive

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When was the last time the fuel filter was changed? Is there an engine light on, if so have a scan done.

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Sounds like the fuel pressure regulator is leaking


if that's the case there should bean odor of fuel under the hood.


The regulator is under the upper intake. It leaks into the cylinders. You typically don't smell it on these engines. It also gives the exactly the same symptoms because it floods the engine and takes forever to start.

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