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1996 GMC Jimmy - Hesitation/Sputtering In 3rd Gear

Discussion in 'Chevy Blazer Forum (GMC Jimmy)' started by brentb, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. brentb

    brentb New Member

    I have a 1996 GMC Jimmy and everytime the truck is in 3rd gear (somewhere around 40-50mph) the truck seems to have hesitation or a sputtering feeling. When I accelerate up to 55-60mph that hesitation is no longer there. What could be causing this? The truck has 240,000 miles on but still runs really good and has a lot of power.

    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    When was the last time you had the transmission fluid changed? Also, is this the original trans and if so has it been rebuilt?
  3. brentb

    brentb New Member

    It is the original transmission. Also, it has been quite a while since I have had the transmission fluid changed.

    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Try having the transmission flushed and changing the fluid and see if that alleviates the issue.

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