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Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician
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Have a 2001 1500 4.3 tries to start but then drags. replaced

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have a 2001 1500 4.3 tries to start but then drags. replaced starter still doing the same.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

When did this start, did it start acting up after a recent repair or some other incident?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
after a recent repair
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

What was the repair?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
tune up and replaced crank sencer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
also replaced starter
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

OK, so it was running fine until you replaced the crank sensor and what else, the spark plugs? Cap and rotor? Wires?

Did you replace the starter to repair this condition, or did it start doing this after replacing the starter? Why did you put a crank sensor in it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
replacer spak plugs wires ,spark plugs rotor,cap ,starter is rebuilt frome advance auto.started before replacing starter.replaced crank sencer because mech told me it was bad
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

What was wrong with the crank sensor, did you have a check engine light on or something like that? If there's an issue with the crank sensor circuit, it will cause this problem.

Also, if you use cheap ignition components, you can have this problem. I only use AC Delco cap/rotor/plugs/wires on 4.3L engines because they are notorious for problems.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I used AC DELCO the check engine light was on.dont know the brand of the crank sensor.
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

Put the old crank sensor back in, and see if the problem goes away.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

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