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#1 of 3676 Repost - Suspension Parts
Nov 21, 2000 (1:15 pm)
Is anyone familiar with brand quality on after-market suspension parts? (ball joints, springs, etc.) Moog? McQuay Norris?
#2 of 3676 battery
Nov 21, 2000 (8:15 pm)
1995 Blazer. Started having a dead battery about 30 days ago. Put in new battery, same thing. If I do not drive it for about 3 days the battery is completley dead. I have checked all lights and doors are closed and Etc. What could be causing a battery drain?
Nov 21, 2000 (8:50 pm)
Starting with the obvious... there's a short. However, finding it can be the old "needle in a haystack" exercise. You could have a shop look at it, but in my shoes I'd do that only as a last resort. They will rack up the hours ($$$$$) looking for it. I'd try finding it myself, first. Then, if that failed, I'd find someone who specifically deals in electronics. They'll find it way before an auto mechanic. I had a Honda that did this, but I never fixed it since the car rarely ever sat for three days.
Has anything happened to the vehicle electrically? Is the radio stock? Does it have an alarm? Poke around with a flashlight. Sometimes the insulation on some wire or connection will erode causing enough of a short to keep a small amount of current flowing, but not enough to trip a fuse. Try starting at the battery and following the system through. Good luck. It's the things that go "snap" or "clunk" that are easy to fix. Annoying problems like this one can drive you nuts.
#4 of 3676 Thanks Vlkohanski
Nov 22, 2000 (3:09 pm)
No, not a thing new. Could the wireing on the trailor hitch case a problem. I never use it , the wires just hang there. I will give it a try my self. Did you ever hear of a diode in the alternater going bad and causing a leak.
Nov 24, 2000 (1:32 pm)
Yes, that happens, too. A short can develop that could draw the charge back into the alternator. If nothing else on the truck has changed and it just all of a sudden started draining, that could be a culprit. An auto parts store with a good modern tester might be able to confirm or eliminate that theory for you. Although, if it's still the original alternator, it's on borrowed time anyway.
#6 of 3676 2001 Blazer
Nov 28, 2000 (10:03 pm)
We just bought our new baby, and hoping none of these problems happen with the new vehicle. We bought it so we can pull it behind our RV, so it will not get a LOT of mileage.
Any comments on the 2001? We bought a LT 4WD.
#7 of 3676 Shields Package
Dec 01, 2000 (4:20 pm)
Has anyone had this installed?
Shield Package (4WD)
Includes transfer case and front differential skid plates, fuel tank and steering linkage shields.
Dec 01, 2000 (4:27 pm)
Are you talking about a skid plate pkg? It sounds like. Its just a metal cover under the truck that is bolted on to prtect the things you have listed. Its very nice and if you hit anything you wont tear up your drivetrain.
How much are they charging? If its under $100 go for it. I have a silverado with it and its nice worked already a truck blew a tire and i was on the receiving end of it. Checked when i got home at there was a rubber mark on them but thats all.
The silverados skid plate pkg is like $85.
Dec 03, 2000 (11:11 pm)
Yes, Ryan, that is what I was referring to. I requested it from the dealer, and they had it installed and didn't charge me.
My question is, he thought it was only one plate they installed, but this refers to "plates."
Dec 04, 2000 (6:04 am)
i have 2 on my truck
1 for the trans and one for the front diff