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#275 of 3674 98 Blazer Squeak/Squelch
Sep 22, 2001 (1:09 pm)
Hello all, I've checked the board and can find no reference to this problem. Maybe someone can help. I purchased a used 1998 Chevy Blazer 4X4 4 dr.w/46k miles. Truck works great except for one thing. After a 250 mile trip with the cruise on I notice that the truck suspension seemed to be squeaking when I went over bumps or pot holes, or even turned the steering wheel. I immediately took it for a major lube job at which time they said that there was no power steering fluid in it. I had all fluids filled and chassis lubed. Only it is still happening. I took it to the dealership (where it is still under bumper to bumper) and they had it for a day and a half and could not find a problem and could not make it squeak. Now it is doing it intermittently. It is really a pain to be out of the truck while they tell me nothing is wrong. Has anyone else had this problem or can anyone give me any advise.
Sep 23, 2001 (9:11 am)
what kinda gas are you running (87 octane?)
#277 of 3674 Anybody have this problem
Sep 25, 2001 (9:41 am)
i have a problem, my 1998 gmc jimmy wont go into 4wd,whether im parked, driving or even in neutral.the 4hi wont work no matter what i do. But 4lo works only when im stopped and i shift the car in neutral. is something wrong.anybody have or had this problem, also can this problem be costly. please reply??
Sep 25, 2001 (10:19 am)
do you have the manual 4wd shifter or electronic?
Sep 25, 2001 (6:29 pm)
its electronic push button.theres 2hi,4hi, and 4lo. when i push 4hi it doesnt engage,but 4lo will engage if im stopped and the car is in neutral.i dont know whats up with it, i know theres a problem but is that normal for that to happen.?????
Sep 25, 2001 (8:07 pm)
nope doesnt sound normal
Might need a whole new unit. Bad connection?
Did you get any service 4wd light on your dash?
Sep 27, 2001 (5:35 am)
Yes, Actually I was using 87 Octane. I filled it yesterday w/I think 89? Middle of the road fuel.I will give that a chance to work through, but I did catch that little ping as I came to a stop a couple of times last night. Do you think maybe I should add some cleaner to the fuel as well & use the highest grade gas? Thanks for your help w/this!!!!!
Sep 27, 2001 (6:50 am)
Stick with 87 (manual recommends).
How many miles do you have? If its low miles i wouldnt be dumping any cleaner in there.
Do you go to the same gas station every fillup?
Might have just got some bad gas.
Sep 30, 2001 (6:43 pm)
For the the 4Wd problem, my 1996 would shift into 4 high but not 4 low (it would 'try' but then go back).
Long story short, I took it in and they had to replace the computer encoder, I think that is what is was called. I was not too thrilled since the vehicle only had 45k miles and the repair was around $700.
#284 of 3674 re post #262........my98blazer
Sep 30, 2001 (11:34 pm)
I'm not sure if this is the same thing, but my brother's 96 sounds like an old bed going down the street, seriously. I took it to Midas (it has 80k, out of warranty, terrible dealer) and they said one of the rear leaf springs was cracked, that I needed to take it to a 'spring shop' and have them rig it. Whatever, never had it fixed, though it is a little better since I had a oil change/lube, but not completely gone.
Honestly, I just hope nothing catastrophic happens to this thing until he's not upside down. He bought this thing used in 98 w/almost 40k miles on it, probably not the brightest thing to do, it won't be paid off til like 2003.