Question about 1997 GMC Jimmy
My 1997 GMC Jimmy makes a loud motorcycle noise while in 2 wheel drive if i go over 50 miles per hour. It does not make the sound in 4X4 however turning is very hard while in 4x4 and it makes a clunking noise. Also when I try to put it in 4X4 lo it won't engage.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1990 GMC Sierra 4x4 1500
the connections near the front axle that activate the motor to engage the system aren't melted? That's a comon problem for that body style. If there good, sounds like it could be that motor itself. To figure out if it's you motor or transfercase, jack up the rear end, have a friend inside shift into 4 wheel drive, or try to, and put it in gear and apply some gas. If the front driveshaft is turning then it's something with the front end. If not, farther back in the system.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
have a 1998 gmc jimmy stuck in 4-wheel low. the button clicks, and the motor underneath makes noise like it wants to desingage but does not.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
I doubt it's your 4x4. Most transfer case will start turning the front driveshaft, meaning that BOTH front wheels would try to turn.
Could be a brake pad/caliper locking up on your left wheel. That'll make that wheel turn slower resulting in the veering left.
Could also be a wheel bearing. However usually you'll hear a grinding noise to go along with that. And it'll pull rather consistently in that direction rather than suddenly.
Or, what first comes to mind is that your steering box is loose, or the gear inside the steering box is stripped in one spot. Or your front tie rods could be shifting or possibly ball joints. These would cause a sudden shifting/veering.
All of these things are front end related. And also very dangerous. Take it down to any alignment shop, have them put it on a lift, and diagnose immediately.
Worse case scenerio is that a front end part breaks and sends you out of control and into someone else. Please get it checked. A diesel Suburban could do a lot of damage.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
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