Last post on Oct 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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#533 of 535 The Blazer is too new.
Jun 05, 2012 (9:50 am)
Whenever I see a 1998- or later S10/S15 Chevrolet / GMC with problems, I attribute that to the vehicle being too new. There has not been enough time for routine maintenance to correct all the original GM factory defects, If a S10/S15 can be maintained for 15 years before the owner or owners gives up and isends ther S10/S15 to the auto salvage yard, the original GM problems have been fixed and the truck has become a good reliable vehicle. I must admit it is difficult to invest $10,000 into a vehicle over a period of time that is not worth $5000. That is exactly the way the auto repair shops feel and they are reluctant to work on a S10/S15 Chevrolet/GMC SUV or truck without a large deposit before they begin the work. Most of the time the auto repair shop will tell the customer to "take it somewhere else".
I seldom see any 1983 - 1997 S10/S15 Chevrolet/GMC SUV/trucks with problems that have not already been fixed.
#534 of 535 Check Engine Light Not Working
Sep 20, 2012 (5:33 pm)
Hello, I just recently took my 97 GMC Jimmy in for emission test and they told me they cannot connect to my computer. When I turn the key the light does not come on. Also I have been reading about checking the fuse for the cigarette lighter, well it is working and I hooked my scanner up and it just tells me there is no codes. I do not have a clue what I need to do to get this truck inspected. Any help would be greatly appreciated.........thanks
#535 of 535 97 Blazer Headlight Issues
Oct 14, 2012 (11:39 am)
After spending an 18 month stint working in South Africa, I bought a 97 Blazer in 2009. Recently, I've had some headlight issues come up... namely, they don't work. I still have marker lights, turn signals, and daytime running lights, but I can get neither low beams nor high beams. I'm a diesel tech by trade, and know how to troubleshoot these things, but between work and classes, finding the time to go all out and trace the wiring is a bit lacking. So I was wondering what the most common culprit was for the Blazer, and hopefully I'll be able to go straight to the source and get it fixed, and hopefully not have to take the entire dash apart and such. Thanks for your time.
Also, does anyone know of a compatible alternator with a higher output than the factory alternator but which is still compatible with the mounts for the factory 4.3?