Question about 2000 GMC Jimmy
First of all, the biggest problem I see is taking a vehicle to a dealership that no longer has a factory warranty! Can you say PRICE RAPED? Dealerships never do what you ask of them because of turn over. The more cars they get done in a day the more they make. So, if you tell them to rotate tires, and they don't want to spend the time...they won't. Second, if you are wearing tires on the OUTSIDE edges or your tires, that is usually a sign of UNDER-inflation. I have had the same Bridgestone Dueler AT's for 6 years because I ran them at 40 p.s.i. instead of the factory reccomended 35p.s.i. This pushes the center of the tire out, forcing it to wear more evenly. I would ask friends and family if they have or know of an independent mechanic that they trust and know. Usually these guys actually know more than a dealership because they are not working on just one Brand of car or truck. Also, they will make you aware of engineering and manufacturer problems that dealership don't want you to now about until waranty is over. I.E. My catalytic converters on my '97 Explorer. I found out that they were having problems with thr driver side front one plugging prematurely. Well, if you got a code BEFORE 80,000 miles they would warranty it out. Parts and labor! But, 80,001 and up, you were on your own. But there was no letters sent or notices. I even asked the Service people at my local dealership and they claimed to know nothing about it. If the problem is fixed with hubs I would be surpised. Could be wheel bearings, also have ALL of your wheels rebalanced at the tire store you purchased them from and let them know about your problems. Sometimes place that deal with tires, alignments etc. have more experience trouble shooting these types of probblems.
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Posted on Jun 28, 2009
150,000 miles, your going to catch up with my 1996 jimmy at 425,000 miles and still going up. The chipping in the front end is the front end has settled down from the torsion bars getting old and need to be readjusted, (Re-tourqued) and the front wheels aligned. The shock's has an average life of around 80,000 miles, if you are going to replace them, buy a good set with life time replacements like from Parts Source. The other thing too that i found is the ball joints have a large play tolerance so not greasing them every 3,000 mile with the oil change will cause them to move around more. Also the drive shaft U joint may be giving you the vibration if there also getting to the end of there life. As for the tire, check to make sure you have the right tire pressure. Go by the tire pressure at the door sticker first then go up as needed to the listing on the tire. The listing on the tire is just there to let you know the max tire PSI that the tire should have and the one on the door is the one that the jimmy should have for a comfort ride. Recap: the jimmy has a large tolerance to play in the parts, like ball joints, keep the ball joints, steering components well greased, and replace any worn parts with life time replacement parts so you only pay for the labor. As for the tires keep an eye on the tire pressure and make sure it's close as possible to the door sticker, the jimmy skip's on wet pavement indicates to me that the tire pressure is to high for the suspension design for the jimmy and work shocks. Keep in touch be glad to help and answer any question,s on what your going to expect in the future with your jimmy, I may have done it. LOL
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
It is not alignment, because that causes consistant wear.
It has to be something uneven, unbalanced, or loose, that is going to get worse, because it is making the tire uneven and amplifying the problem. Any good alignment shop is better thant the dealer, and should be able to fix it.
It is most likely something like ball joint or tie rod end. Could not be balance if rotating did not help.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I do not understand your question ?
What exactly are you asking here?
If you can install a transmission with 7 thousand miles on an engine with 4 thousands miles or what ?
Posted on May 23, 2009
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