The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.
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The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us that removal of the dash board is necessary to replace the heater on these vehicles.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
The transmission output shaft seal may leak transmission fluid. On 2WD models, this leak can cause the transmission mount to become oil soaked, which will require replacement of the mount along with the leak repair. On 4WD models, if this seal leaks, the fluid will leak into the transfer case, causing it to become overfull.
Vehicles equipped whit a 4 speed automatic transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.
1997 GMC Jimmy Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: EXTENDED CAB PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 60/40 FRONT BENCH SEATS AND EXTENDED CAB PICKUP TRUCKS AND 2-DOOR UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL LOCKING RECLINER BUCKET SEATS. THE OUTBOARD SAFETY BELT WEBBING ON THE DRIVER'S AND/OR PASSENGER'S SEAT CAN SEPARATE DURING A FRONTAL IMPACT.Learn more »
Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH A DRIVER¿S SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY THAT CONTAINS AN ENERGY-ABSORBING LOOP. SUSTAINED LOADS OF SUFFICIENT MAGNITUDE AND DURATION ON THE BELT IN SEVERE CRASHES COULD FULLY DEPLOY THE BUCKLE ENERGY-ABSORBING LOOP, INTRODUCING A TOTAL OF 10 ADDITIONAL INCHES OF WEBBING INTO THE SEAT BELT SYSTEM. THE FREE FALLING LATCH PLATE USED IN THIS SYSTEM MAY ALLOW WEBBING TO DYNAMICALLY DISTRIBUTE BETWEEN THE LAP AND SHOULDER BELT AS THE DRIVER¿S POSITION CHANGES DURING A MULTIPLE ROLLOVER EVENT.Learn more »
Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, MINI VANS, AND PICKUP TRUCKS MAY DEVELOP A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE ELECTRIC OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR SWITCH.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, AND WISCONSIN, AND IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. FAILURE OF AN UPPER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT ASSEMBLY COULD OCCUR DUE TO CORROSION.Learn more »
Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1996-1997 4-WHEEL DRIVE CHEVROLET BLAZER, GMC JIMMY, AND OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. SOME OWNERS HAVE HAD TO PAY FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE UPPER BALL JOINTS THAT HAVE SEPARATED. GM IS PROVIDING A SPECIAL POLICY TO THESE OWNERS TO COVER UPPER BALL JOINT REPLACEMENT IF THE CUSTOMER FOLLOWED THE RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR THE CHASSIS LUBRICATION AND THE VEHICLE STILL REQUIRED THE REPLACEMENT OF THE UPPER BALL JOINTS DUE TO SEPARATION.Learn more »
1997 GMC Jimmy Questions and Answers
motor wants to start but doesnt seem to keep keep firing
my fuel gauge shows full all the time have you every seen this and what can i check thanks
Why does the temperature gauge goes up and down. Heater blows cold air when it's up and hot (warm) air when it goes down.
JImmy continues to overheat eventhough the radiator has been replaced and so has the thermostat.
1997 GMC Jimmy Reviews
I bought a 1997 Jimmy SLE about 4 1/2 years ago, The transmission was out when I got it, It will shift 1 2 3 but will not go into OD and leaks fluid from the front around the seal or pump, I parked it and it has sit there for over 4 years, I thought I would rebuild the transmission now and got a new battery and installed it and now it will not start, I think the fuel pump has went out from sitting in the old gas, Anyway I poured a little gas into the throttle body and after 4 years it started right up and there was NO smoke whatsoever, So now I'm ready to fix this Lil 97 2 WD and drive it, I will update this thread after a year or so, Because I just know this Lil Jimmy be be a great Truck.
we bought this jimmy back in jan.cant keep bearings in it'fuel pump'4 front tires'front end replaced'lights stay screwed up'pops and cracks all the time engine light comes on'have it checked fine'radiator'waterpump'paintbad;ORIG.by the way;doors will lock automaticly'MAKE SURE TO HAVE EXTRA KEY HANDY IF DOOR CLOSES!DONT EXSPECT TO HAVE EXTRA MONEY JIMMY GONNA NEED IT!WOULD I BAIL OUT G.M.NOOOOOOOOOO!THEY SHOULD BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE THAT PURCHASED THEIR PRODUCTS!GOOD LORDS WILL THIS WILL BE THE LAST G.M.PRODUCT I WILL OWN!IF YOU GOTTA GOOD ONE MORE POWER TO YOU MAYBE I WILL BE THE LAST ONE TO SQEEZE THE LEMON.
1997 gmc jimmy dash light wont come on when key turned on engine turns no start herd could be anti theft if u have any idea call me 5027675985 please. only way to get to start is if i let my batt. drain down turn key to pos. rite before you start u no when the dash lights should be on then hook jump cables to it then the dash light come on then it starts but only that once cant turn off then start back please if you have any info love to hear it thanks.