Engine Performance problem
1998 GMC Yukon V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 132000 miles
Bought a new, used '98 Yukon in Oregon.
Runs very well; Auto 4wd, ABS, etc.
However, the first start of the day (or otherwise after sitting a very long while, more than a grocery shop, etc) it will not start on the first crank. It DOES typically start readily after the second crank. These cranks are typical in length and sound. Holding a startup crank does not yield results (as compared to two short cranks).
It is winter, so I am not sure if it turns over more readily when its warmer outside. This has been typical for 20 to 40 Â F in temperature.
An arctic front came through last night and it hit below -0- and and under +10 Â F. The truck did not start, despite long and short cranks. I eventually ran the battery low and have been recharging.
I am planning to give this to my retired Dad in Montana who needs a reliable vehicle, but can't afford much. What can I do to fix this problem?
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 9:40 AM