Why does my 4.3 v6 crank several times before starting up after sitting 30+ minutes?

Asked by Jul 25, 2017 at 12:21 AM about the 2000 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 GMC Jimmy with the 4.3 v6
and on a cold start it fires up but after
driving it and and it sit 25-30 minutes it
cranks several times before firing up, I've
replaced the fuel pressure regulator, fuel
filter, and fuel pump. I'm honestly stumped
on this one. What could be the problem?

1 Answer


Check the fuel lines for routing and shielding problems, sometimes the plastic mounts break and allow the lines to,get to close to a heat source and that can cause fuel purculation during a hot soak time period, if concerned you can wrap the fuel lines with heat shield wrap, you also may want to do a live data scan just too see if all the sensors are within specs, if a sensor is out of calabration it could cause a leaning out of the fuel mixture so the engine is not getting enough to refire after setting. HTH

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