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Jul 13, 2005 (11:34 pm)
I have a 1996 chevy blazer with 153,000 miles on it. About a week ago, when i started to break, there was a constant "airy" sound. i took it to the shop, and they said the power booster was going bad, but did not have to be replaced yet. They wanted to charge me $500 to replace it. Well, over the last couple of days, after i have stopped for a minute or so at a traffic light, when i go to accelerate, my engine "jerks" and will finally go. Is this related to the power booster? Also, i can get a power booster for about a hundred bucks. Are they easy to change, or do i need to take it to the shop? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#1408 of 3674 Re: Key stuck! [draslanson]
Jul 14, 2005 (8:29 am)
had this on my 98, very intermittent. I thought I was going to need a new ignition switch, however - The key lock solenoid wires run down to a switch attached to shift lever on the floor. Look for a small plug next to the shifter, 3 of the 4 wires had either pulled out or chaffed from the shifter tugging on the wiring harness.
#1409 of 3674 Re: Air Delivery Issue [draslanson]
Jul 14, 2005 (11:17 am)
Add me to the list of people experiencing this problem. My 95 Jimmy began having this problem about just yesterday. I did recently have a front-end alignment done, so if in fact the vacuum line leak is the culprit, I suppose the alignment may have contributed to the leak. I too would love some help. The heat in Minnesota, although nothing like Texas, isn't going away any time soon. Thanks!
#1410 of 3674 Re: Ignition problem?? [coffey41]
Jul 14, 2005 (12:06 pm)
Had same problems with my 98 jimmy. Same light situation and then wouldn't start. Started with just the clock light flashing once in awhile. Had the ignition replaced and fixed the problem. Only had 58,000 miles on it too. Your guess is probably right. Was on a warranty so can't tell you what the cost was.
#1411 of 3674 Re: 1999 Chevrolet Blazer Clicking Turn Signal Noise [smush29]
Jul 15, 2005 (12:44 am)
I have a 1998 Jimmy that has the same problem with the noisy signal. I think the noise is coming from a flasher switch behind the Glove Box on Passenger side.
How do you get to it or do you know of a site with an illustration for location and part?
#1412 of 3674 Re: Power booster? [bigal2003]
Jul 15, 2005 (2:56 pm)
Had the same problem "jerking away from a start" not to mention the rock solid brakes. Only realized I had a problem when I changed the front pads.
I spent 6 hours in 85% humidity changing my Power booster yesterday S10 with 167,000 miles - It sounds easy in the book. - It really is not for the faint hearted. Access to the bolts through the firewall is a pain - the top two are hidden behind the steering column. (when you have lost all knuckles and got all four nuts off) then the fun starts - trying to get the Booster out of the engine bay - what can I say - set aside a full day without interruptions. Having got the old one out, the new one is fairly easy to fit back in though.
Good luck. It is worth it in the end.
#1413 of 3674 Considering buying a 2001 Blazer -- Need input ASAP
Jul 16, 2005 (5:16 am)
My husband is looking at a 2001 Blazer, fully loaded, 33,000 miles on it. We've never had a SUV before; therefore, know next to nothing about them. I'm a little undsettled about this purchase because we don't know anything about them. I've been reading horror stories about Blazers, now even more unsettled. Can anyone provide any input, good or bad, into these vehicles. We would not be putting a lot of mileage on it. It will be the second vehicle for my husband. We live in Maryland and usually have fairly bad winters. Again, input, good or bad, would be so greatly appreciated. We don't want something that we're going to have constant problems with and have to throw a lot of money into.
#1414 of 3674 Magic Engagement of 4WD
Jul 17, 2005 (7:08 am)
I have had two experiences with my 1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4X4 self engaging the 4 wheel drive at highway Speeds (70-MPH). The local and one other GM dealer claim it is caused by a defective Vacuum control valve on top of the transfer case. I have replaced the valve twice, the first was stuck-the second was not. The second failure damaged the Sliding shift collar on the R/F Axle. I would like to find a diagnostic procedure to confirm whether the transfer case electronic shift control module (in the transfer case) is faulty or if it is the electronic control module in the right kick panel. Any one had similar experiences
#1415 of 3674 1994 Blazer Tahoe LT fuel pump
Jul 17, 2005 (11:13 am)
My ex-husband gave my daughter a 94 blazer. It has been sitting, and needs some work done to it. My husband is working on it. However, the fuel pump does not seem to be working. We are looking for the fuel pump fuse. The haynes manual just says that it is under the hood. Can anyone tell me where?
Jul 17, 2005 (4:58 pm)
I just bought a 1996 gmc Jimmy for a second vehicle.
It already had an antifreeze leak. Turns out it was the water pump. Fixed that!
Eversence I fixed the water pump the truck will stall while in idle, park and will start revving itself up while being driven. I have not been able to use the vehicle for months and need to be able to diagnose the problem. I have been told it could be the mass air flow system , the Fuel injection system , or an electrical problem . Please help me