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#1769 of 3676 Dead 1997 S15 Mechanic lost too Help!
Dec 06, 2005 (4:12 pm)
I have a beautiful 1997 Gmc Jimmy which i have had for 7 years .The problem is it does not start at all. For the past few weeks as it was getting colder here it was taking longer and longer to turn over , but now it cranks and cranks until the battery goes dead. I put a new fuel pump in about a year ago and you can hear it pushing fuel while it cranks. I have it right now at a mechanic in town who after 5 hours still cannot get it to start??? he put a new cap / rotor ( they were carbon fouled so i guess it needed them ) and told me it's getting spark but it still will not start. The problem was getting worse with the cold weather but especially if i drove it in the rain. The last time it started i had to drive home in bad rain and even after being in the garage for a few days it will not start. The sad part is even with the hard starting for the past few weeks , once it started up it runs like new. Anyone who has any ideas I would appreciate it more then you could know. I will relay any answers to my Mechanic
#1770 of 3676 Re: Dead 1997 S15 Mechanic lost too Help! [rccrazybill]
Dec 07, 2005 (2:59 am)
Check fuel pressure.
#1771 of 3676 Re: Dead 1997 S15 Mechanic lost too Help! [alcan]
Dec 07, 2005 (6:01 am)
Done that , Pressure is good , spark is strong . cranks and cranks and cranks but will not fire
#1772 of 3676 Re: Rear windshield wiper problems [jimmy97]
Dec 08, 2005 (9:30 am)
How hard is it to replace the motor? My wiper sometimes works but most of the time you hear just a clicking / grinding noise, like the motor rotors but gears are not meshing.
#1773 of 3676 Re: Are these normal wear and tear??? [rjorge3]
Dec 09, 2005 (9:14 am)
I own a 95 Blazer bought about 4 years ago, the door had the same problem, dropping down and bit when opening and a little trouble closing. I just had the pin replaced in the hinge, oil change along looking over the truck for less money than you paid. But I think my Blazer is a money pit, I have spend more on repairs in 4 years driving only 20,000 miles than I have on my Honda Accord in 10 years while driving 187,000.
#1774 of 3676 Re: Oil cooler lines [fatharley]
Dec 09, 2005 (10:56 am)
Carquest has both for $89.(4x4) and GMs will leak again anyway - been there. This is for a 4x4 and you have to remove the left drivers side engine mount bolt and jack the engine up 1/2 inch or so to pass the lines thru. If a 2wd the 1 set is cheaper and easy to put in. Remove the air filter box for both cause it saves time.
#1775 of 3676 Blazer Security (Passlock) Problem
Dec 09, 2005 (5:19 pm)
I’ve found the solution, for the problem with the SECURITY (PASSLOCK) system of my 2000’ CHEVY BLAZER, symptoms as described:
.-Illumination of the SECURITY LIGHT while driving (not a problem itself, but a warning)
.-Many times, after starting the engine, it died, followed by the SECURITY LIGHT blinking. Any other subsequent start attempts gave the same results. But, after waiting for approximately 10 minutes, everything worked fine, as if nothing had happened (this behavior fits exactly for the PASSLOCK system protection: engine starts, but fuel feed is interrupted, then after 10 minutes normal operation is restored)
After some research, I’ve found that the probable cause is that the system fails to recognize the ignition key as a valid one. After reading many possible procedures, I’ve made this recipe, AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY FOR MY BLAZER, for more than a week, so far. And I think it’s enough time, the problem was present everyday, to consider it as a successful solution. Hope it will work fine as it did to me:
1.- Disconnect the battery for 15 minutes
2.- Reconnect the battery, insert the key in the ignition switch, and turn it to the “RUN” position (Don’t start the engine, move it just to where the “warning” lights turn on) AND LEAVE IT UNDISTURBED FOR 15 MINS
3.- Turn the ignition Off, remove the key, and wait for another 15 minutes before inserting it again
After doing this simple and costless procedure the problem disappeared, I hope that forever.
I would appreciate that, if you use this method, whether it works or not, please write me a line or two with your comments, so I can evaluate the reliability of this “recipe” and make it available for others.
#1776 of 3676 Re: Good news!!! [ugarph1982]
Dec 09, 2005 (6:06 pm)
I have a 00' Blazer, the brakes look as if I've never touched the pedal. It has only 50.000 Kms, but the pad wear is minimum.
#1777 of 3676 1997 Blazer "died" while I was driving
Dec 10, 2005 (7:07 am)
Hello All. 97 Blazer, 126K, original owner. I was driving it last night at it simply died after driving for about 15 minutes or so. Here's possibly the key info.....after it sat for roughly 5 minutes, I tried to start it again, and again. While I was trying to start it (when the key was past accessory) the inst panel lights did not illuminate.....then I turned the key, the inst panel lights illuminated, and it started (then subsequently quit after 10 seconds). So I let it sit for 20 minutes or so, same thing happened...did not want to start when key is being turned and the inst panel lights are not on. THEN finally, I turned the key - inst panel lights turned on, and it started...I drove it home thereafter. NOW it's sitting in my driveway and I don't know what the problem could be, abd I don't want to drive it in case it dies again. HELP????????
Just thoguht of something else. You know when you turn the key and the inst panel light come on, and you can hear the fule pump kicking on? Obviously the times when I tried to start it, the insp panel light were not illuminating and the fuel pump did not kick on, thus not starting. But the thing that puzzles me is that it quit while I was driving it.
#1778 of 3676 Re: 99 blazer 2wd runs rough [jwa99]
Dec 11, 2005 (9:23 pm)
I just bought a 96 Blazer this past summer back in May 2005 and am now having similar problem to yours. Misfire on Cyl 2 and 3, got three error codes:
Misfire multi cylinder
Fuel Trim bank 1
Fuel Trim bank 2
Did you ever get your problem figured out? I thought about fuel injectors but am not too sure if that's the problem.
Replaced the following items but didn't fix anything:
Spark plug wire
coolant temp sensor
throttle position sensor
Have you done any more part replacements? If so, what are they? I'm intersted in finding a solution and the more we figure it out the closer we can get to the culprit.
I'd appreciate your response.
Thanks a bunch!!!! And I'm pissed off at my Blazer cuz this is my second SUV I've owned. My first one, '89 Ford Bronco II was a nightmare. May not ever buy another SUV again.