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About GMC Jimmy

Being regarded as the twin of Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company and sold under its brand GMC between 1969 and 2000 as a compact and mid-size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced to compete against the International Harvest Scout and Ford Bronco along with the Blazer, Jimmy experienced two periods of development. First, in 1993, Jimmy was replaced by the GMC Yukon and then after 2000, it was replaced by the GMC Envoy. During its lifetime, GMC Jimmy was manufactured through three generations.
The second-generation GMC Jimmy was produced from 1973 to 1991 along with the Chevrolet K5 Blazer as a redesigned and updated model. The removable hardtop continued until 1976 when the Jimmy ceased to be fully convertible. During this generation, GMC Jimmy was powered by engines ranging from 4.1 L inline 6-cylinder engine rated at 105-150 hp and 185-210 lb-ft of torque to 6.2 L diesel V8 producing 135 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque, and engines sent power through the 4-speed manual and 3-speed, 4-speed automatic transmissions to rear wheels or four wheels. The last-generation GMC Jimmy arrived in 1991. Featured an independent suspension and a more comfortable rear seat, Jimmy came in trim levels including SL, SLS, SLE, SLT, Diamond Edition and Envoy. And it got power from engines varying from 1.9 L I4 to 4.3 L V6.

GMC Jimmy Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

GMC Jimmy is a most widely recognized nameplate and remains popular even today among off-road enthusiasts thanks to its various combinations of rugged off-road equipment. But in view of its seventeen-year-old age, you had better be prepared for these common problems on your Jimmy:
First, according to online car repair statistics site, problems in starting are what GMC Jimmy drivers reported most about this vehicle. This is obviously an engine issue that could influence the lengthen of the lifespan of your Jimmy. The best way to prevent your vehicle dies prematurely, you had better learn about these symptoms. First of all, this issue often manifest as strange sounds such as whining, squealing or knocking sounds from the engine, then it may backfire, misfire, stall or have start issues. Before it fails completely, you will know the loss of power while acceleration and lowering gas efficiency. When the cooling system starts to leak coolant, activates the Low Coolant Light, and the Check Engine Light also comes on, the inspection on Jimmy radiator, throttle cable, fuel pump, ignition coil and drive belt is desperately needed.
Second, suspension and transmission failures on GMC Jimmy are also very troublesome and difficult to handle for drivers, especially for those who have no knowledge about working principle of automobiles. The suspension failure often brings about clunking, rattling and scraping sounds from the beneath the vehicle, loud clicking noises when turning, intense vibrating while driving, swerving or nose diving when braking, unintentional steering and poor handling, which could be attributed to the Jimmy axle shaft, drive shaft, shock absorber, front cross-member, pitman arm and sway bar bracket. As for transmission failure, paying more attention to the working condition of Jimmy shift cable, automatic transmission shifter and slip yoke is enough.
In order to enjoy only pleasure brought by your GMC Jimmy, you need to spare extra effort apart from waiting and solving above-mentioned common problems. Practicing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of Jimmy is a most effective way to lower the odds of fatal accidents. Electrical parts are exposed to repeated usages, thus, A/C switch, wiper switch, turn signal switch, instrument cluster and speedometer should be maintained routinely. Other parts such as wheel cover, seat belt, wheel seal, hood cable and cabin air filter should be on routine maintenance list, too.
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