fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,152 miles

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1998 GMC Jimmy suspension problems

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 282016


  • 10 miles


After getting an oil change I was informed of a leak in my oil pan, as I got home the next morning I noticed that my car leaked out all the oil in the car resulting from a fault O-ring seal, also now having problems with the suspension as my idler arm is about to snap at any moment resulting in the lose of steering for the car. The car was taken to a mechanic before I purchased it and only one bushing was replaced instead of all of them at the same time, also the mechanic improperly replaced the front shocks as instead of replacing the grease bearings the mechanic used bolts to assemble and hold them in place resulting in an annoying sqeak in the front end of the car since the shocks cant be properly greased as there are not grease fittings.

- Gloucester, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 072005

Jimmy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,600 miles
: the contact stated while driving in normal conditions, the vehicle pulls to the left or right. The vehicle was taken to the local independent repair shop for alignment. The repair personnel discovered the upper and lower ball joints needed to be replaced on the front of the vehicle. Both the upper and lower ball joints were replaced after the first incident. The problem returned two additional times, but only the lower ball joints were replaced during these incidents. Updated 3/9/2006 -

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 052000


  • miles
Idler arm failure, vehicle pulled hard to the left, have saved the defective part if it is needed for any reason

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 231998

(reported on)

Jimmy 4WD

  • miles
When releasing the steering wheel the vehicle immediately begins pulling to the right.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

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