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1998 GMC Jimmy exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 212006

Jimmy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The engine continually misfires. There is a tsb bulletin #00-06-04-003B. Deposit buildup on popped valve ball &/or seat, causing it to stick. There is a recall because of this but only in California. I live in Alaska. I got an estimate of $1200 bucks to fix this problem. Because of this, I only get 5-7 mpg, and have little power. Also, my ABS light turns on and the ABS activates at low speeds on dry ground. My electrical system is totally messed up. My right clicker just the sound not light) goes off when driving. It is completely erratic and unpredictable. My speakers turn off and on sporadically. My driver side seat adjuster broke off with little pressure. My steering wheel continuously pulls to the right. This many problems in a vehicle is ridiculous. What a lemon. Especially since I have seen the same exact complaints all over this sight about this specific vehicle.

- Kodiak, AK, USA

problem #2

Jul 112001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition switch failed three times, causing vehicle to automatically shut off. Consumer states that engine soon light illuminates, driver?S window motor failed and window will not go up or down, all dash lights and gauges will stop working, muffler has hole in it and makes loud noise, muffler and pipe exhaust system replaced, and when crank sometimes backfires and shifts hard, servo making bang shift, installed servo and 2 synolids.

- Fayette, AL, USA

problem #1

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

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