1998 GMC Jimmy Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 GMC Jimmy
1998 GMC Jimmy Problems
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.
1998 GMC Jimmy Questions
My car was knocking so i found a rocker arm loose on cylinder 6. The nut was tight to spec 18ft.lb, i tried tightening to 20ft.lb and did not change anything. I put a washer between rocker ball and rocker nut and tighten to 18ft.lb and it worked, i could still move rocker arm from side to side ...
When at a stoplight
The overhead console used to show the gas mileage & temp,etc,
no longer displays anything.
The garage door open funation still works and shows red when the appropriate button is pushed.
I would appreciate any assistance.
1998 GMC Jimmy Recalls
1998 GMC Jimmy Reviews
Bought a 98 Jimmy in 2007 and have not stopped repairing it since! Total lemon and the worst used car/truck I have ever owned in my 25 plus years of driving. In the first 3 months I had to replace the fuel pump, radiator, ball joints, idler arm, brake pads and as I type I am waiting for my mechanice to replace wires and plugs. Still need shocks, my a/c compressor leaks and I have not had a/c f...
When I bought mine used, dealer had to replace gas pump. I have issues with the steering being loose and the suspension being swaying and bouncing, yet when I took it to dealer, they tell me that it has a floating suspension. Ummm. no, I don't think so, I get whiplash when driving it. They eventually replaced the idler arm, and tightened the pitman arm, but I will be needing a new one soon. Th...