Question about 1998 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

I have a 1998 GMC Jimmy and i just put a new engine and transmission in and everything runs fine but the Console shifter will not shift out of Park....I can take the linkage off at the transmission and it will shift on the bottom of the Transmission but not in the Cab

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

There may be another nut along the line into the cab/ at the shifter that is diconnected or frozen, i had an old oldsmobile that i got stuck at the gas station cause the bolt came out. simple fix, but sucked doing it at the gas station lol

Posted on Feb 23, 2012


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 125 Answers

SOURCE: TPS in a 1998 GMC Jimmy

the tps is ususally at the side of the throttle body opposite where the throttle cable / tv cable mount.
sometimes it won't start, run, or run erratically. there are ways of testing this unit (by output voltage) before you commit to buying a new one. to test it you will need a dvom (digital volt ohm meter).

just a note: straight from the book... "a broken or loose tps can cause intermitten burst of fuel from the injector and an unstable idle because the ecm thinks the throttle is moving."

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

  • 92 Answers

SOURCE: GMC Suburban won't go in park

shift tube in col? shift cable? check neutral saey switch, also shirwe socket (where shifter is installed?

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • 99 Answers

SOURCE: Can't get gear shift to come out of park

clicking noise is btsi solenoid, check linkage at trans for binding

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • 3854 Answers

SOURCE: where is my 1 2 shift sensor 2000 gmc jimmy

Your transmission is electronic, it read's the the speed sensor from the yoke and relay's the information to the ECM which tell's the servos in the transmission acivate to change the gears up or down with the engine out put.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

  • 2002 Answers

SOURCE: my 1998 gmc jimmy transmission is not shifting

I would try changing the fluid and filter again. Sounds to me like there is a lot of crud built up in it and another change would probably do the trick. It probably wouldn't hurt to add a bottle of Lucas Trans Fluid at the same time. It will help extend the life of your transmission. Black fluid would likely be clutch material that wears off over time.
If this doesn't work you are likely in the market for another trans. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have a 1998 GMC Jimmy I have been working on. All the sudden it won't shift out of gear, when I tried to start it all it does is make a quick clicking sound. Is the battery dead or what?

I am assuming you have a console shifter. If so, the shift linkage is jammed keeping it from going into park (which is where it has to be to start the truck). When in park and the brake pedal is depressed, the shifter is interlocked with the brake pedal via a switch/relay connected to the shifter with a linkage. Check the linkage to the shifter - it may be jamming the shifter.

Dec 02, 2017 | GMC Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Transmission not shifting into high gear since abs/4x4 code

answer to any 4l60e trouble ' GMT400 - The Ultimate 88-98 GM Truck ... > Street and Track > Transmissions
Mar 5, 2011 - Before guessing at transmission problems, check the fluid level (car warmed up, ... that do not show up as PCM codes (like shift A&B solenoid failures, for example). ... 1-2 shift is delayed and harsh, may not shift into OD: Check TPS for ...goes into 3rd gear: Reaction planetary is worn out due to high miles or ...

GMC Jimmy Transmission Problems - Edmunds > GMC > GMC Jimmy
Dec 20, 2013 - 1998 Jimmy After truck warms up shifts hard between 1st and 2nd gears. any ideas ... The ABS light stays on,the engine light stay on, the speedo doesn't work, .... I have a 1990 S15 4x4 Jimmy with a manual 5 speed transmission that went out. .... While driving it will only shift into 2nd gear and 3rd no overdrive. and usually ... Ford F-Series Transmission Problems - Edmunds
Dec 18, 2013
Buick Rendezvous Transmission and AWD Problems - Edmunds
Dec 18, 2013
Dodge Dakota Transmission Problems - Car Forums at
Dec 18, 2013
Ford Transmission Problems - Edmunds
May 14, 1998
More results from

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High ... > Problems > Toyota > 4Runner

Feb 03, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need to know the location of a neutral starter safety switch on a 2001 gmc jimmy 4.3 vortex

Column shift cars it will be at base on steering column I think. Floor shift cars it may be inside console at shifter. At some point this switch started being mounted on the driver's side of the transmission but not sure what year.

Feb 26, 2015 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

1998 Saturn SL2 Manual shifter

Your shift linkage at the transmission an the shifter has come loose.
check under the car and if not there remove the shift boot or console and check there.

You should just be able to hook it back up may need a new nut or cotter pin.
Make sure you move everything to neutral position when putting it back together.

Hope this helps

Jan 27, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1998 jimmy 4wd wont shift into 3rd gear 1st two gears are fine up and down shifting.

Fault in the gear box . This can be due to failure of the linkages, the shifters , the counter wheels or gears.
A fault in the gear box can be speculative and so unless the gear box is opened this cannot be confirmed.
You will need to decide if the job can be done with the tools and facility you have within your limits.

Mar 21, 2011 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Gmc 1998 sierra c1500: engine light on, blinks when excellerating, after it warms up transmission only has 2-3 gears (manually shift down at stop). Instruments seem to be fine and working. Battery needs to...

Check engine light blinking ( flashing ) indicates a severe engine misfire , a cataylic converter damaging misfire ! What code did you read .
Blinking Engine Light Means NOW
Your best bet ,take it to a qualified repair shop right away !

Dec 11, 2017 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

Jimmy idles fine but shuts off when put into gear

Iwould look at a switch mounted on the side of the transmissiom called the interlock switch. Its on the drivers side and tells the VCM what mode the shifter is in and moves everytime the transmission is shifted so it is a ware part. Seeing that it runs in park and when shifted to a drive mode it dosn't It would be the first thing on my list to check can't say for sure with out looking at it but its vary likely

Jan 16, 2011 | 1988 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

My 1998 jimmy wont go in to four high low works fine

i am assuming that you have the shift on the go in your truck. with the motor running, put the truck in neutral, and try shifting between the ranges. If you have a manual shift, make sure the bolts that hold the shift arm from the shifter and on the transfer case have not loosened up. You can pull the boot off the top of the shifter and see if the slot is lined up, if not check your bolts under the truck

Feb 03, 2010 | 1994 GMC Jimmy

2 Answers

4x4 not wprking in my 98 blazer

replace the actuater 59.00 at auto zone

Mar 06, 2009 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 GMC Jimmy Logo

180 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GMC Experts


Level 3 Expert

80608 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a GMC Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides