Engine Mechanical problem
1997 GMC Safari 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 240000 miles
WHEN MY 6 CYL. 1997 SITS FOR A LONG TIME IT IS HARD TO START. IT FIRES BUT WONT KEEP GOING. IT WILL USUALLY START AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS BUT FAILED ALL TOGETHER TODAY. I SHOT A SMALL AMOUNT OF STARTING FLUID INTO THE FILTER AND IT STARTED LIKE BRAND NEW. IT SEEMS TO BE OK ONCE IT HEATS UP. I HAD THIS SAME PROBLEM WHEN THE VAN WAS ONE MONTH OLD AND THE DEALER SAID THEY HAD TO CHANGE SOME RELAY THAT GIVES THE ENGINE A SHOT OF GAS TO GET IT STARTED? IS THERE A RELAY THAT PRIMES THE ENGINE? I REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP AND FILTER ABOUT 40,000 MILES AGO.
You suggested that I turn the key off & on a few times to see if the prime shot would be better. I had already done that and sometimes it would seem to help & other times the car would still not start. It would pop but not start unless I gave it a shot of either. Is there any type of test I can run? I am pretty good with cars and could try anything suggested.
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 10:15 PM