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Old 09-01-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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'96 GMC Jimmy. 4.3 162k. Needs a fuel pump. Worth it? I know it is the first year for the good 4.3. I'd like to buy it as a winter car since I don't want my Bonne to rust and this has 4x4.

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i think so, i bought a chevy blazer as my first vehicle about 7 years ago. it was an 88 and i paid $1000 for it. she was rusted like crazy but had a good motor (burnt a quart of oil every 200 miles though) and never stranded me. if she looks good and runs good do it! you'll love 4x4.
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make sure the 4x4 works befor you buy it.

Im not sure if on those years if they where still doing the Vacume engage for the front Diff on those, If the 4x4 doesn;t work check for a Vacume line running to the front Axle.

Other then that problem with that. Its should be a good winter beater
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Yeah, I think these still have the vacuum engage. But, I wouldn't call it a beater. :P It is in pretty good shape and I hear the '96 first year 4.3 has 195 HP and that it pulls the 0-60 in 7.9 secs.
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vacume axels are notorius for going bad. if you lose that vacume you won't have 4x4... really simple system but just has a big week spot.
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Yeah, I think these still have the vacuum engage. But, I wouldn't call it a beater. :P It is in pretty good shape and I hear the '96 first year 4.3 has 195 HP and that it pulls the 0-60 in 7.9 secs.

0-60 in 7.9 no way...
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Ditto on the vac.
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