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You may have inadvertently disconnected the shift cable at the transmission, or the cable end may have broken.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on May 21, 2019

This is a common problem with air conditioned vehicles. The solution is to start your truck, set the fan speed on high, and spray Lysol or some equivalent mold and crud killer into the high level air intake at the base of the windshield. Shut off the engine and allow time for the stuff to work then enjoy the result. You may have to repeat the treatment a few times to get results and you should make it a periodic maintenance routine especially during the air conditioning season.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Oct 10, 2018

Definitely get the codes read if any. But usually the check gauges light is telling you to monitor the gauges due to a pressure problem. If the oil pressure gauge is high it could mean there is a blockage in the flow from the oil pump to the heads if there is a blockage it will cause the vehicle to over heat (at the least!) It will also destroy the engine! Have a mechanic run a pressure test on the compression, oil pump, and oil flow to the heads.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Jan 12, 2018

when you open the door there should be a tringle trim cover at the rough place where the mirror joins to the car.

once you remove the trim (normally by popping it off or sliding it up or a mixture) there should be 2 or 3 nuts. remove the nuts and the hole wing mirror can be removed from the car. note sometime the connector behind the tringle trim cover or behind the door trim itself. be care when removing the wing mirror not to catch the wires

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Dec 21, 2017

Your carb has a very small pinhole that lets the fuel in the float section drain out. You may have to replace the carb. Good luck with that.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Dec 17, 2017

I had this problem too. On drivers side under the hood, literally right under where the hood shuts across from master cylinder. There is a small nipple that comes out of the fender way up under the fold in the fender. There is a hose that's supposed to hook to it, look for it.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Nov 14, 2017

There are two - one at the left end of the dash (with driver's door open) and one under the hood on the driver's side. Fuse details are on the inside of the covers.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Check for a vacuum leak around the EGR Valve . It is possible the EGR valve stuck open after cleaning it and causing an internal leak now.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Sep 15, 2017

you can load test the battery but as it starts , I would be discounting the battery
dirty /loose terminals , bad ground , faulty ignition switch are all better possibilities

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Aug 06, 2017

Failure to shift is almost always an internal transmission problem. For the water problem, probably a small leak in a cooling system hose or hose connector running near the intake manifold. The leak will probably only be found when the system is under pressure (i.e. engine hot and running).

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Aug 03, 2017

more than likely a problem with the fuel system==faulty injector/s , low fuel pressure , faulty pressure regulator filter or pump problem

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Jun 01, 2017

CEL flashes on and off? Sounds like a mis-fire, could mean a few things. Hook a scanner up and pull the code, check back.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on May 11, 2017

The relay is located in the Underhood Bussed Electrical Center (UBEC) on the left side of truck. The starter relay is the large one in approximately the middle under the lid. Get a new one, pull it out and push the new one in.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Dec 02, 2016

You'll need to disconnect the wire harness and splice the original wires back together.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Oct 22, 2016

Maybe my data is not up to date, but my list does not show any of these trouble codes.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Aug 09, 2016

Either in fuse block on side of dash near driver's door, or fuse block under hood.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Aug 07, 2016

probably leaking inside cabin area under dashboard.

1996 GMC Jimmy | Answered on Jul 16, 2016

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