Last post on May 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Blazer
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#3643 of 3674 Re: newer model trailblazers [rogerm4]
Jul 12, 2011 (2:43 pm)
I have a 2004 that I purchased used with 25k. I have experienced many of the same problems Ball joints, oil lines, thermostat, brakes almost every year, etc. This has been the worst vehicle I have ever owned as I would estimate that I have spent an average of $800 a year in repairs for various issues. In fact today, new rear brakes and rotors and was told the tranny pan is leaking and I have several other engine leaks.
The worst thing is that their trade in value is horrible so I essentially have to hold off on trading it in until it is totally paid off.
Jul 12, 2011 (3:59 pm)
The 1986 - 2002 S10/T15 GM trucks and SUV are delicate and are high maintenance vehicles. You must be selective and use more expensive top quality parts. The owner or rwho ever is doing the repairs must be qualified. The ABS 4WAL (EBC-4) braking system used on 1989-1994 S10 Blazers are particularily troublesome. You must have a $400 GM Tech 1 scan tool to bleed the ABS modulator. Not may shops have those tools because they would not use them very often.
I have a 1991 S10 Blazer LT 4x4 in mint condition with 160,000 miles on it. I insatlled a freshly rebuilt engine last year with performance upgrades and it runs better than it did when the SUV was new. I am the second owner. My daughter bought it new in Bremerton Washington in 1991 and gave it to me two years ago after she got married. Everything works including the cruise control! I will never trade it or sell it because the trade in or resale value is less than $2000.
I have had a full service auto repair shop tell me their "computer is down" in order to avoid performing a state (Texas) inspection on my S10 Blazer. Apparently, the shop assumed the ABS 4WAL brakes would not pass inspection and they did not have a GM Tech 1 scan tool that is needed to bleed the ABS modulator. I NEVER take my S10 Blazer 4x4 to a auto repair shop except for the annual state inspection. If I cannot perform the repair or maintenance myself, I call upon a qualified technician that I found on Craig's List. He can do anything I need done for 1/3 the price that a repair shop would charge. He works in my garage and he will let me watch him do the work and will let me furnish top quality parts.
Never take any of your vechicles to an auto repair shop, especially those in a large metropolitan area!!!
#3645 of 3674 1996 ABS Pump Relay Code: Circuit Open
Aug 02, 2011 (11:44 am)
I got this code after I installed the Jet SCU 2000 Speed Contol Unit to correct for speedometer reading faster than actual. The device did not work... only two wires to connect... hot and ground. I only had to drive 100 feet... the transmission would not shift... and the ABS light came on. I disconnected the unit at the transmission plug... Another test drive... ABS light was out... and the transmission shifted normally. A check of engine codes revealed ABS Pump Relay Circuit open. I have tested the ABS while it was raining... working perfect... I hear the pump... and I feel the wheels momentarily loose traction before the pump kicks in. I have cleared the computer by disconnecting the battery for ten minutes. Checked for codes again... I get the same code... I do not know where the relay is located...
Thank you for you help in advance... TJ
#3646 of 3674 Re: Where do I add transmission fluid in my 2002 Blazer? [chewy77]
Aug 11, 2011 (9:40 pm)
Is it an xtreme model with a manual 5 speed or is it automatic ?
If I am remembering the 02 model correctly....
If Automatic -
Allow time for the engine to heat to operating temperature.And keep engine running.
Locate the transmission dipstick in back of the engine near the passenger side of the vehicle.
Take the dipstick out of the transmission fluid well and fill untill desired level is reached.
If its a Manual (xtreme model)
Then you need to find the fill hold on top of the tranny on the passanger side i believe
#3647 of 3674 SHIMS FOR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR ABS
Aug 22, 2011 (10:41 am)
1999 Chevy Blazer 2 Door 4wd
Trying to find a part number for the metal shims that go between the front wheel speed sensor for the abs and wheel hub. The shims adjust the high of the sensor so it does not interfer with the reluctor ring inside the hub.
The part looks just like a soda pull tab. It is also one of the biggest causes of the abs activating a low speeds when they rust changing the gap on each tire.
Called 4 chevy dealers and had no idea. Was not in the diagram. Rather not have to buy a new hub, it is only two years old with 7,000 miles on it. The sensors themselves do not come with them.
Any ideas on a substitute would be appreciated, may just try to cut some out of a sheet of metal.
#3648 of 3674 Do Wheel hubs have to be same brand
Aug 23, 2011 (10:21 am)
I just installed a driveworks wheel hub from autozone last night. It was the only one in stock. Now the abs triggers on the other wheel. The driveworks hub had poor reviews(discovered after the fact). I want to replace the other hub to correct the abs issue. Does it have to be a driveworks hub to prevent fix my abs issue or will another brand work fine?
#3649 of 3674 Re: 2001 GMC GIMMY STARTING ISSUES! [ronna767]
Sep 19, 2011 (1:07 pm)
It was the fuel pump in my situation. I had 50 lbs with key on and 52 lbs at idle before replace ment. After new pump I had 55 lbs and 60 lbs respectivley. I also had more power when driving.
GM has problem with fuel pumps. I was told from dealer.
Oct 07, 2011 (7:51 pm)
I just bought a '96 Chevy Blazer. The ABS light comes on steady. Attempting to troubleshoot, I found the lead power wires going to the ABS. One (black) is a ground. Two red wires are also present. One is from the battery and runs hot all the time. The other I'm not sure about, but isn't running hot ever aparently. Should this run hot from the ignition switch? Is it possible this is my problem? Also, I can't seem to find a schematic or any sort of diagram for this model. Does anyone know where to find one online?
#3651 of 3674 Re: 1996 Chevy Blazer ABS [steventnorris]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 08, 2011 (8:44 am)
You should read the codes stored in the ABS system to give you more focus on your diagnosis.
#3652 of 3674 Re: Where do I add transmission fluid in my 2002 Blazer? [chewy77]
Oct 26, 2011 (8:08 pm)
If you haven't found out by now:
Near the firewall on the passenger side should be a small tube rising up near the throttle body. It is no more than 1 inch in diameter and has a small cap.