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I have a 2008 Acadia SLT. Wife took it to Milwaukee over the…

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I have a 2008 Acadia SLT. Wife took it to Milwaukee over the weekend & performed with no problems. Hit the car start this morning, started right up & ran until it shut itself off. I believe that's 10 minutes. She went out to start it & leave for work, it wouldn't start. I tried jumping it, & it just cranked over, but didn't fire off. I went & put a new battery in it, which it needed. It fired off & ran for about a minutes & stalled. I ran diagnostics on it & it's showing nothing wrong. It turns over when trying to start, but doesn't fire. Haven't had any issues like this before now.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?

As far as I know. Fuel level is below quarter of a tank, but should still be plenty to fuel & fire off. I haven't checked the spark plugs, considering there hasn't been any issues until now & it fired off once I changed the battery.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Acadia yourself? What have you tried so far?

I read something something about resetting the anti-theft system? I disconnected the battery again with the key in the run position for 15-20 minutes. Went back out & connected the battery back up. Tried starting & is just cranking, no fire.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I'm trying to fix it myself to save what money we don't have. Figured if I can't get it figured out by tomorrow morning, it'll have to be towed to a garage to get fixed.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: GMC
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GMC Mechanic: david craig, Owner/[email protected] 3D Atuomotive replied 7 months ago
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GMC Mechanic: david craig, Owner/[email protected] 3D Atuomotive replied 7 months ago

when the engine cranking are you getting RPMs on the tach?

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GMC Mechanic: david craig, Owner/[email protected] 3D Atuomotive replied 7 months ago

ok. when you turn the key on (not start) can you hear the fuel pump running for a few seconds?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Kinda hard to hear. Windier then hell here right now & the vehicle is sitting in the middle of the driveway. Normally, I try & listen for that stuff. Guess I'll try it in the morning if its not windy. I'm leaning towards fuel pump, since there isn't a fuel filter.
GMC Mechanic: david craig, Owner/[email protected] 3D Atuomotive replied 7 months ago

well there is a filter but its part of the pump assembly. if you have someone there who can put their ear to the fuel door?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok, one second
GMC Mechanic: david craig, Owner/[email protected] 3D Atuomotive replied 7 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it's kicking in. Can hear gas flow. So, that being said, pump still good? Probably time to check plugs?
GMC Mechanic: david craig, Owner/[email protected] 3D Atuomotive replied 7 months ago

I would check for spark, yes, but, is the theft indicator going out when you are cranking?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is that the light on top center of the dash? If so, it hasn't been on or flashing when the vehicle is locked. Is there a reset button or fuse I need to pull & put back in?
GMC Mechanic: david craig, Owner/[email protected] 3D Atuomotive replied 7 months ago

yes thats it. standby

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GMC Mechanic: david craig, Owner/[email protected] 3D Atuomotive replied 7 months ago

did you check the fuse?

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