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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1998 GMC Jimmy AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012002

Jimmy

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 1998, GMC Jimmy. In the summer of 2002 we began to have problems with the car's ac unit. It would go out for a while, then it would work for a day or so. Then it went out again, until finally it went out all together. Just recently we took it to two separate mechanics to see what the problem was. We were told that there were holes throughout the system and that the compressor was out.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 012002

Jimmy

  • miles
1) instrument cluster intermittently shuts off while driving, then pops back on. On two occasions, it happens while crossing traffic lanes and also lost power - almost struck by oncoming traffic. Service engine light also comes on after such an occurence 2) exhaust noise during accelleration. Gets more pronounced as vehicle comes to normal operatoring temperature (3) driver side seat recliner lever broke off without much pressure being applied (4) air conditioner compressor went out during family vacation. Compressor squeeked for months before it finally quit (5) alternator died.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #3

Dec 311999

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
Truck would not run at full power due to the ignition switch lights would also fail on the dash. Key would also get stuck in the ignition do to a problem with the ignition. The exhaust problem was the baffels were busted inside the muffler. Windshield had a void between the upper frame and the windshield causing it to leak. Belt tensioner broke during a start up. Air conditioner compressor went out during my travel home from work.ak

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 071999

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the air conditioner control is turned to the highest setting, it does not work. About the transmission, often it roars after being started up until it gets to 3rd gear, then it stops. Don't know why.

- Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 171998

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle pulls to the right and after three attempts to correct the problem the vehicle now exhibits uneven tire wear and a popping noise from front right suspension. Also, after several attempts to correct the air conditioning problem, it continues to cool the interior down well below selected temperature.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

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