Radiator Problems of GMC Jimmy



GMC Jimmy owners have reported 19 problems related to radiator (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Radiator problem of the 1999 GMC Jimmy 1
Failure Date: 05/15/2008

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 2
Failure Date: 10/08/2006

Radiator sludge/corrosion. Flushed radiator and replaced thermostat. Sludge reappeared and corroded thermostat again. Replaced radiator and over flow tank plus all hoses. Sludge and corrosion reappearing again.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 3
Failure Date: 06/04/2004

Overheating at 100,00 miles. Open radiator cap to find thick, rusty orange-colored sludge. Replace lower heater hose which had no visible, or detectable hole. Flush radiator, refill w/ dex-cool. Overheats again, mechanic said rusty sludge is clogging radiator. Flush again and refill w/ dex-cool. Still smell antifreeze upon exit of warm car.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1997 GMC Jimmy 4
Failure Date: 03/03/2003

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.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 1997 GMC Jimmy 5
Failure Date: 02/27/2003

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 6
Failure Date: 08/08/2001

Consumer stated corrosion had built up in the cooling system, there was a TSB published concerning a problem with the factory installed antifreeze called dexcool, also the serpentine belt and tensioner were replaced.


car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 7
Failure Date: 08/08/2001

Consumer stated corrosion had built up in the cooling system, there was a TSB published concerning a problem with the factory installed antifreeze called dexcool, also the serpentine belt and tensioner were replaced.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 8
Failure Date: 07/08/2001

Engine check light illuminated on dashboard, and vehicle overheated. Consumer opened radiator cap and noticed thick muddy rusty liquid inside. Consumer has yet to contact a dealer. Please provide any further details.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 9
Failure Date: 07/01/2000

Radiator went bad and fluid was turning into slush. Contacted dealer, and dealer put texa cooling into radiator, but it made situation worse.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 10
Failure Date: 06/29/2000

Radiator has been experiencing coolant problems. Coolant used by the dealer was causing sludge. Radiator must be sent out to have it cleaned. Dealer/ manufacturer were not contacted at this time.


 
car image   Radiator problem of the 1997 GMC Jimmy 11
Failure Date: 01/01/2000

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. . Read more...

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 12
Failure Date: 09/01/1999

Consumer is having problems with the radiator fluid. The radiator fluid is rusting the radiator. Dealer was contacted and stated that there is some type of fluid that is contaminating the radiator. Ph.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 13
Failure Date: 09/05/1998

Radiator anti freeze torns to a brown sludge that has to be cleaned out of the radiator core at a cost of $335. 00 per cleaning. Based on this defect I am seriourly thinking of purchasing another make of vehicle in 2001.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 14
Failure Date: 05/03/1996

The dealership had done all the service work since I owned the vehicle,at 47,000 miles the anti-freeze had the consistency of syrup and was clogging up. After much complaining the dealer pulled the radiator had it flushed and refilled. Approx. 30,000 miles later the same thing. They flushed and filled again. It's doing the same thing again in less then a year. They refuse to correct the problem. They informed me I had to pay for it myself. It was never corrected to begin with.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 15

Radiator failed causing leakage due to incorrect installation.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1997 GMC Jimmy 16

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 17

The GMC antifreeze keeps breaking down forming sludge so bad I had to replace the radiator . 6months later it happened again the dealer says that some one put the wrong antifreeze in the system my mechanic says that he has seen antifreeze mixed it it doesn't look like what keeps happening in my cooling system is any one else reporting this problem? my radiator has been repaired by the dealer once replaced by my mechanic once and system flushed. I with in the month had to replace the water pump the dealer did that repair and power flushed the system. It makes me wonder if this isn't a GMC problem like the time they filled the faulty cadilac engine blocks with stop leak to be able to sell them. GMC claims that this anti freeze is supposed to be god for 100000 miles what gives.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1997 GMC Jimmy 18

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 1996 GMC Jimmy 19

Vehicle was overheating because cooling system is not working properly. Dealer indicated rust was in radiator. Contacted dealer.


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