13th Feb 2004, 01:39
I've had my 1994 GMC Jimmy for about 3 years now, I'm on 152,000. I've only had two problems in the 80,000 miles I've put on it. 1. was the ball joints went at about 130K which isn't a bad amount of mileage. Number 2 my electronic shift 4x4 went out at 151K, but was a simple fix that didn't cost me a dime. That 4.3 still has as much power as when it was new, and I couldnt have asked for a more reliable vehicle. Starts up on a tap of they key even in -30 weather. Considering I bought it for $2,500 dollars and it doesn't have a spot of rust on it it must be a one of a kind!!
30th Aug 2004, 14:44
I bought my GMC Jimmy new in 1994, it now has 89,000 miles on it. The car has been a workhorse, but needed a EGR valve within the first year I had it. Since then it has been pretty reliable, but the body is rusting fast. I've seen similar Jimmy's on the road with the exact same rust patterns, around the front wheel wells, on the lower portion of both drivers doors and a small spot near the rear hatch window. The A/C needs a recharge after 10 years and the power window on the drivers door is going. I wish the rusting problem wasn't so bad, but other than that it's a great truck.
3rd Jan 2005, 12:17
I just got a 1994 GMC Jimmy SLE with the 4.3L Vortec. Paid $1400 for it at a local dealer, who said he just didn't have time to fix all the trade ins... well, $61 dollars and a front-end alignment later, I love it!! no problems at all. I will look out for the EGR problems. It is a good, heavy truck. Real GMC-Like...
27th Mar 2008, 23:21
I just bought my 1994 GMC Jimmy about a week ago now. It's really in good shape; not much rust and I like the way it drives. But today I was on my way home from work and it started to run kind of rough. I thought it was the spark plugs, so I gave her some gas to make sure, then it went away, so maybe it was my EGR valve. Also my heat gauge stopped working yesterday.
9th Jul 2008, 15:27
I have a 1994 Jimmy with 220,000. Only problem really was the spider injector line cracking. While I had the intake off, I can see why the EGR has problems, the port hole was almost full of carbon. It is starting to get the rust bubbles around the front wheel wells.
12th Dec 2008, 23:59
I have had my 1994 GMC Jimmy 4x4 since July of this year, almost 5 months. I have had it in the shop about 4 times already.
First, my fuel pump went out, then the fuel injector lines busted, then the fuel injector coordinator something was wrong with that, and now something is wrong because I put antifreeze in the little tank and it all ran out the same day. So we just started putting it straight into the radiator and its still leaking out. I keep hearing this really loud noise coming from the radiator and when I hear that, my heat will not work.
I got it for $1200, and put over $1300 and everything is still not fixed. I like it and it had a lot of power but it's costing an arm and leg to fix!