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Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, SUV
#496 of 535 Re: Converting my spare tire mount [my2000truck]
Apr 14, 2009 (7:29 am)
Well, the mounts for a 2dr *might* fit, but you will be left with holes in the body and a big loss of interior space. While I do like the smoother lines of an interior (or better still, underneath) spare tire, that full size spare takes up a lot of room.
I have wondered why they didn't put a small spare in there. I am supposing it has something to do with that little doughnut being completely useless in an off road flat tire scenerio.
Then again, with four inches of ground clearance, my xTreme sees pavement only!
#497 of 535 Re: Roar at cold Start [joeblazer02]
Apr 14, 2009 (1:33 pm)
My 98 did it and my 02 does it. A guy drove by my in front of the gym and his was doing it............I think they all do it. Someone told me that the fan clutch is engaging..I don't know other than they all do it.
#498 of 535 Re: Roar at cold Start [brokenarrow1]
Apr 15, 2009 (8:31 am)
All of the 4.3L engines do it, not just the Blazers. It is the fan clutch. No slippage when cold at startup, but will disengage within a minute or two. If it continues to roar, turn off the engine and see if you can move the fan by hand. If you can move the fan with only a bit of resistance, your good. If it doesn't turn, or takes a hard effort to turn, it is probably time for a new fan clutch. Running with a locked up clutch will affect your gas mileage, so it is worth changing.
#499 of 535 Give UP...almost
May 26, 2009 (10:54 am)
I've spent days reading the forum here trying to figure out my truck,,,symptons are as follows...takes 3 attemps to start the truck when cold...just cranks until I try three different times...at low rpms the engine misses bad..If I floor the pedel it runs fine...on highway when I set cruise...engine starts to jump and miss..bad.
sometimes the SELight comes on...other time it doesn't I've taken it to 3 mechanics....no one can figure it out...Have gotten two codes...MAPS sensor bad...Replaced...fuel pump, dist, cap rotor....plugs...wires....crank sensor...cam sensor..ignition lock assembly...One mech already told me the CAT was fine..
Any help would be appreicated as I am at a loss...Planning on giving this car to my kid next month but it has to run right first...thanks again for any ideas.... oh I forgot...replaced the computer...also...got a code once that says engine is -7 degree on timing...can't adjust since the bracket is notched and holds dist in postion...also...sometimes the cruise works..sometimes doesn't...and sometimes only one side of the speakers play...help please.....
#500 of 535 Re: Give UP...almost [keanijoe]
May 26, 2009 (12:07 pm)
Because of the starting issue, I would wonder about the fuel regulator. I know the V8 engines had a problem with the regulators leaking and causing hard starts, bad idle, poor low rpm performance.
#501 of 535 Re: Give UP...almost [jlflemmons]
May 28, 2009 (3:13 am)
thanks....I will check inot that....this is driving me nuts..
#502 of 535 alarm keeps going out
Jul 01, 2009 (4:41 pm)
My alarm goes off about every two or three hours and the inside lights stay on inless my dome overide switch is preesed,any ideas?
#503 of 535 Confusion sets in...1995 Gmc Jimmy
Sep 23, 2009 (7:33 am)
Ok here is the problem... I was first told that the problem started in my fuel pump by some shabby Meineke mechanic. He was wrong I took of the fuel filter and replaced it... It was horrid, so when the fuel filter was off we checked the fuel pump and it shot out gas with pretty high pressure. I called a mechanic and asked him about maybe the relays needing to be changed out to he say negative. OK my fuel system seems to be moving around gas, but my car will not start. The other day starter fluid did work and I got my car running. When my car was running there was no stalling or sputtering. I drove it around and used a can of seafoam to clean out the fuel system blah blah blah. So now I am curious could it be just a fuse or fuses, or faulty wire somewhere. I need some help before my head explodes
#504 of 535 Re: Confusion sets in...1995 Gmc Jimmy [mmorga24]
Sep 23, 2009 (7:54 am)
OK if I understand this you, spray starter fluid in the throttle body and it started and keep running for the day, I had the same problem and it was my fuel pump it will work but needs help to start, after about a week doing that it quits and would never start again, after putting the new fuel pump in, no problem, change the fuel pump and your problem should be over. let me know if I was any help.
#505 of 535 Re: Confusion sets in...1995 Gmc Jimmy [angieandrohan]
Sep 23, 2009 (9:23 am)
ok thanks man, I am getting the fuel pump changed more than likely sucks though...I thought I had it fixed then it zonked out on me.. ugh. Did you have any other problems after this?