Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) Problems of GMC Jimmy

GMC Jimmy owners have reported 3 problems related to gas recirculation valve (egr valve) (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 1998 GMC Jimmy 1
Failure Date: 12/15/2004

Noted issues with my 98 Jimmy (purchased 12/97)that I have had to repair which I believe were defective parts: 1) 10/00 mileage=57248 replaced faulty ignition switch due to dash board lights not working 2) not repaired to date: wipers have had occasions they did not work. I usually can get them working by turning them on/off a few times. Intermittent mode takes a long time(3-10 seconds) to start running in best scenario. 3) both front reclining seat levers broke off(brittle metal rod)within first 3 years of usage. I have not replaced due to cost of replacing complete seat assemblies is only fix. 4) 12/04 mileage=129,518 throttle choke plate assembly disintegrated partially and jammed throttle open. This almost caused an accident as could not come to a complete stop while car was running. After broken piece worked its way past the valves I needed $1900 in cylinder head repairs.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 2

The egr valve failed.

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car image   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 3

Metal chafing sound coming from engine, causing the vehicle to stall. Dealer has replaced injector /fuel pump/oxygen sensor, and purge valve, defect is still occurring.




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