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Problem with not dying
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1994 GMC Jimmy. The engine would need to be checked for a stuck open EGR valve or a major vacuum leak. The most common cause is the EGR stuck open with carbon...
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Wiring issue when ABS Light does not work - 1997 GMC Jimmy
Hello. You may be having a problem with fretting corrosion in the vehicle harness connections to the ECM, BCM, ABS, TCM or other modules. You would need to have the battery disconnected and module connections disconnected inspected for any problems...
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Strong gas odor after vehicle is shut off
Hello there, many different faults can cause your 2000 GMC Jimmy to have a gas smell after shutoff. You are able to smell the fuel vapors due to a EVAP leak. The most common would be a loose gas cap,...
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why am i loosing power, spits and sputters then is fine.
Hello. It sounds like you may have several different problems with this vehicle. The starting issue sounds like you may have a failure in the fuse box or in the starter relay, most of the time though it is caused...
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No tail lights or dashboard lights
Hello there, you have a few different issues going on with your 1995 GMC Jimmy. If the problems started after the radio was installed than the installation likely cased your lighting and power issues. The most common causes are a...
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How do you know when the thermostat is stuck when the meter is broken?
Hello. If the engine is leaking coolant then the reservoir is always the first part to read low. I usually start by checking for any visual leaks on the ground or on the engine. The most common cause of a...
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My oil pressure switch went out and haven't been able to start it since, what could be the issue? I have since replaced the part.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I recommend checking the fuel pump fuse and especially the fuel pump relay. Make sure you are getting power from the ignition switch to trigger the fuel pump relay. On newer (incl. 2000) GM vehicles,...
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Heater, windows, sunroof, and mini counsel have all stopped working at the same time
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide my insight. If all of these accessories stopped working at the same time it may be possible that a fuse or relay has failed. Many vehicles will use one fuse...
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Repair on radiator, one month later the radiator had to be replaced
Hi, thanks for writing in. I believe that you are correct. I believe you should pay for the radiator and the labor to install the radiator but not pay for the original service because this did not resolve your issue....
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If you replace a starter does it have to be specific to that vehicle
Car starters can often look very similar. The problem is there may be small differences that cannot be caught by the eye - the mounting may be different, the gear teeth might not match and will chew up your flywheel,...
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can i put a 1997 gmc jimmy starter in a 1996 gmc jimmy and it work?
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1996 GMC Jimmy. If the engine is the same size and both vehicles have an automatic transmission then they should be the same. If you see anything looks different when you go...
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There is a popping noise coming from the rear passenger side.
Hi there. The constant velocity (CV) shaft is making the sound as you make a turn. The outer bearing is seizing up and clicking the bearings in its race. I recommend replacing the CV shaft to that side. It is...
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switch for back hatch window and dome lites
Hi there. The inoperative back hatch window switch and inoperative dome lights could be, just a blown courtesy fuse. Circuit tests should be performed, if the fuse checks out good. The fuse may have been removed, if the dome light...
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When stopped at traffic light. My car hesitates and pops in the engine compartment unless you hold down the gas pedal.
Hello there, many faults will cause a popping noise in the engine compartment of your 1998 GMC jimmy. You have done well replacing the spark plugs, wires, cap, and rotor. If the problem is still there after all those repairs...
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Can i swap à 4.3 chevy blazer four wheel drive into my 4.3 gmc Jimmy two wheel drive? 1995 Chevy Blazer
Hi - yes, the engine will bolt up, although some swapping of manifolds, accessory mounts, etc. may be required. The bigger issue is compatibility with engine electronics, which will include the transmission controller. Your are best off if you can...
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My car won't shift into third gear.
This may be related to a faulty transmission control module. This may or may not be related to your mudding experience, as sometimes the symptoms of this can be random or intermittent. A faulty transmission control module may cause a...
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There's no pressure in my brake pedal
If you had multiple components of the brake system replaced and have already repaired leaking brake lines, then the next thing you need to do is verify that the brake master cylinder is full of fluid and stays full. Once...
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speed odometer isn't showing the speed and abs light is on
Have a certified technician diagnose why the abs light is on. There are a number of sensors that the abs system relies on to determine things like vehicle speed, individual wheel speed, throttle and brake pedal positions,etc. If any one...
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Fuel pump
Hi there: Is it possible - yes; would I recommend doing this - never. Although the fuel pump is typically located on the top of the fuel cell below the rear seat, cutting a hole in the floor board would...
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When I'm driving get to 30mph the rpm shoots up and doesn't go fast gets to 50 and rpm is over 3 changed all oils
Considering the mileage on the vehicle, it's be hard to be exact. The poor fluid condition may be the cause of the transmission slipping or it may be the effect of mechanical issues in the transmission. A good rule of...

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