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#3387 of 3674 Re: 2000 Chevy Blazer Heater Core [bden1]
Jul 01, 2009 (10:39 pm)
My 2000 Blazer also had bad heater core and I had to replace it. The heater core can be clogged over weeks or months. In my case the symptom was the gurgling sound in the heater core. Then the coolant leaked from the heater core to inside cabin and then to the outside of the vehicle.
Looks like your heater core is just clogged and is not leaking. If I were you, I would bring the vehicle to another shop (maybe a reputable dealer or someone you can really trust) and have it examined. They might be able to flush your heater core.
Good luck to you.
#3388 of 3674 Re: 2000 Chevy Blazer Heater Core [bden1]
Jul 04, 2009 (3:05 pm)
They may have gotten debris in the cooling system. Quick repair attempt would be to pull the hoses off the core and backflush the core with a garden hose. Note what comes out of the core. If it backflushes to clean water, and forward flushes okay, hook the hoses back up and top off the cooling system with Dexcool or equivilent (long life antifreeze. Don't mix with the 12 month stuff, bad things happen!), assuming that's what was put in after the gasket repair.
#3389 of 3674 STEERING WHEEL WON'T UNLOCK!!
Jul 04, 2009 (5:50 pm)
2002 BLAZER with a stuck steering wheel. key goes in and makes "bong" noise but will not turn at all. steering wheel is locked and won't turn either.HELP!!
#3390 of 3674 Re: 2000 Chevy Blazer Heater Core [bden1]
Jul 06, 2009 (9:26 am)
Some debris could easily have been knocked loose during the maintenance work. GM's Dexcool will form crud in the cooling system if it isn't flushed and replaced every two years. Also, mixing other antifreeze with the Dexcool will cause the gummy stuff to form.
I've never had any luck clearing a clogged cooling system with flushing,. The chemicals just don't eat away the stuff. The only sure cure is to Remove and Replace. Your radiator and heater core may begin to leak due to the corrosion of the aluminum. This is usually due to the electrical current created between the aluminum radiator and iron engine block by the weak antifreeze (same as above).
#3391 of 3674 Re: STEERING WHEEL WON'T UNLOCK!! [danvega13]
Jul 06, 2009 (9:31 am)
Two common problems create this. 1) worn/broken ignition switch or 2) the front wheels are turned when the key is turned off, creating tension on the steering wheel lock pin. It can take a lot of effort on the steering wheel to relieve the tension enough to allow the key to move.
#3392 of 3674 A/C drainhole
Jul 09, 2009 (12:50 pm)
Could you tell me the location of the A/C drainhole on a 1995 jimmy? thanks.
#3393 of 3674 Blazer Moonroof Rain Drains
Jul 23, 2009 (6:41 pm)
Does anyone know where the drains are for the moonroof? My 2002 2-door blazer smells of mildew. I think my moonroof drains are clogged but I can't seam to find them so that I can blow them out with a compressor.
There are no signs of leaks, I just smell mildew when it rains.
#3394 of 3674 Problems with headlights and photocell maybe? HELP PLEASE!!
Aug 06, 2009 (2:08 pm)
I have a 98 Chevy blazer LT and just about a month ago only the day time running lights would work, and at night they will shut off. me and my friend figured out you can make the DRL's stay on with a flashlight up against the photocell. but I still cant get the actual headlights to work, also the brights wont come on, not even the indicator light telling me that its on.
What do you think could be the problem?
#3395 of 3674 Re: no power to cab [swoodruff]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:30 am)
I have the same problem! No power to the cab at all. I have power at my starter and my alternator but no power at my ignition. Someone told me that it could be a bad fusable link too but I had power to the cab before I changed my engine. If you get any help with this or find the problem let me know. thanks
#3396 of 3674 Re: Problems with headlights and photocell maybe? HELP PLEASE!! [0dynasty24]
Aug 09, 2009 (8:56 am)
I haven't dealt with this problem myself, so all I have is general advice.
Since the DRL work with the flashlight and in daytime, the photocell must be OK and the body control module (computer) is correctly switching the DRL off, but the headlights aren't coming on.
Could be fuse for headlights or headlight relay. A wiring diagram (mine is in another state right now) would let you track down the headlight relay wiring, and then follow the wiring to the trouble spot.