Radiator problems of the 1997 GMC Jimmy
Five problems associated with radiator have been reported for the 1997 GMC Jimmy.
Radiator problem #1
The vehicle was a 1997 GMC Jimmy. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GKCS13WXV_. I had complaints of engine knock since purchase new, dealer comment could not duplicate, finally took to another dealer and the could hear knock, dealer installed new crankshaft, vehicle still has knock in engine, also had to have radiator cleaned and coolant jug replaced due to rusty contamination, abs causes skids at slow speeds on wet pavement.
Radiator problem #2
The car involved was a 1997 GMC Jimmy. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GKDT13W6V_. Transmission has a history of "shifting hard" between 1st and 2nd, especially when warm. During a routine oil change, mechanic noticed a "rusted trans dip stick". Though protested by gm as a defect, extended warenty covered. I had to go elsewhere for trans flush, dealer did not have equipment. Problem persists through 2000. Trasmission overheated on hwy causing overflow and slipage. Dealer found "rust in radiator" and "debrise in trans". Had to replace radiator/flush engine and trans. At my expense 1/2001. Now, with warmer weather, trans. Oil is "varnished" and shift hard between 1 & 2nd again just 5000 miles later. Engine lite on. The failure date was January 1, 2000.. Read more...
Radiator problem #3
The car involved is a 1997 GMC Jimmy. While driving, transmission malfunctions and will not go into reverse or overdrive. Also, transmission fluid became thick. Consumer states now she is experiencing problems with the radiator losing coolant.
Radiator problem #4
The vehicle involved was a 1997 GMC Jimmy. Problems with vehicle's ball joints. Mr the consumer heard a sound coming fromt the left front tire area. The radiator, power steering pump, oil cooler lines and engine all leaked. It was Monday, March 3, 2003 when this radiator issue occurred.
Radiator problem #5
The car involved was a 1997 GMC Jimmy. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GKCS13W5V_. The paint of the car is chipping, the electical is not working (brake lights, turn signals, and interior lights), the windshield wipers are not working (motor), and the fuses keep breaking, and the seat beal buckles are not working as well. This problem occurred on 02/27/03.
Other Engine And Engine Cooling related problems of the 1997 GMC Jimmy:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine Cooling System problems||10|
|Gasoline Engine problems||6|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||5|
|Car Stall problems||3|
|Radiator Hose problems||2|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||2|
|Emission Control problems||2|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||2|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||1|
|Engine Head Gasket Failure problems||1|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||1|