Last post on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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#3667 of 3676 Re: 2001 chevy Blazer brake pedal [fixitman]
May 11, 2012 (11:19 am)
OK, the multifunction switch has fixed the problems. They do tell me that the right blinker is blinking too fast (this is the one that didn't work at all prior to the multifunction switch replacement). Thank you again for your help.
#3668 of 3676 new problem with 2001 blazer
Oct 01, 2012 (12:14 pm)
New problem now, when I turn on the blazer, sometimes the radio light, direction and temp light and dashboard lights work, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they will turn on after I've driven awhile. What could this be?
#3669 of 3676 Re: new problem with 2001 blazer [mflorea]
Oct 01, 2012 (6:20 pm)
My first guess would be a dying ignition switch. Do the lights come on when you turn the key on, but before you start? Do all the warning lights come on then, or just some of them? Do the gauges work properly all the time?
#3670 of 3676 Re: new problem with 2001 blazer [johnss10]
Oct 02, 2012 (9:09 am)
Just had the ignition switch replaced a few months ago, along with the multi-purpose switch. Yes all lights work before starting. Sometimes they work after starting, but about half the time. All the gauges are working correctly. Could it possibly be a short in the new ignition switch?
#3671 of 3676 Re: 2001 GMC GIMMY STARTING ISSUES! [ronna767]
Oct 13, 2012 (5:42 am)
check out this site, new rockies.com, they have a security bypass module , they say is easy to install. readabout the issues and ill bet the TDM will be the cause of all these GMC starting and stalling issues.
#3672 of 3676 Re: 4WD does not work [impalacab]
Nov 23, 2012 (10:20 am)
Hello I saw your old post my son has a 96 GMC Jimmy that is having the same problem. I was curious if you ever figured it out? Thanks md
#3673 of 3676 Re: Brake Problems 1999 Chevrolet Blazer [repairdog]
May 10, 2013 (11:21 am)
I have a Kelsey hayes 310 on my 1995 chevy Cheyenne c3500hd truck but can't get the rear brakes to bleed how do I get the abs motor to engage and self bleed? I tried to use the dirt road method and it didn't work although I hear the motor engage and run for a few seconds each time I hit the brakes. Do you have any ideas? The garage wants $150.00 to bleed the brakes and I am not working....otherwise I would gladly pay that.
#3674 of 3676 Re: Brake Problems 1999 Chevrolet Blazer [awklees]
May 10, 2013 (12:58 pm)
I have a 1991 S10 Blazer with the EBC4 ABS and the only way to bleed the brakes is to use a GM Tech 1 scan tool and cycle the modulator as you bleed it.Then bleed the brakes in the normal manner.
I have never found a auto repair shop that still had a GM Tech 1 scan tool. I am sure repair shops use the "slam the brakes on a gravel road" method to bleed the ABS modulator. Did you ever wonder why repair shops will not let you watch them work on your car?
The ABS brakes the later models is much improved over the first EBC4 4WAL brake system. Repair shops should have the correct tools to bleed those brakes.
#3675 of 3676 Several issues on '99 blazer 4x4...
Jul 15, 2013 (11:54 am)
Any help on these issues is greatly appreciated! My wife drives it now and I'd like to take care of these issues before we give it to my daughter to drive. We replaced the transmission at 110k miles. It has 160k now.
1.) lights behind the left-most 4 preset radio station buttons are out
2.) Every time I get in or out of the car, there is a loud creaking / squeaking noise. I was told these are bushings most likely. Are those hard to replace or lubricate?
3.) Right front door doesn't close correctly all the time. It looks like the door has a tendency to sag / droop below it's intended track / path, so it sometimes closes all the way, sometimes not. Of course, my daughter and wife's solutions for it are to slam the door harder.
4.) 3 of the 4 speakers are blown. Anyone else have this problem? Daughter hates loud music, as does my wife. They seemed to go out when we had the intermittent turn signal buzzing problem a few years ago.
5.) Discoloration of the front wheels...brake dust? How to fix that? or can it be fixed?
6.) Any suggestions on a good replacement stereo and speakers? What type speakers does it require?
Again, thanks much for the input!
#3676 of 3676 99 Blazer items
Jul 16, 2013 (4:58 pm)
In order my suggestions are
1. If your radio has the speed controlled volume (which I really like) I would find a junkyard replacement, could be cassette or cd.
2. Squeaking could be a lot of things. I would check the ball joints first, since they are pretty prone to wearing. A front end alignment at a locally owned shop (not a chain) would rule them in or out. Some can be lubed and some cannot, ask the alignment shop.
3. The right front door is probably a worn hinge or bushings. Open the door and look at the hinge at the front (upper and lower). If you caught it in time it will just need bushings. The parts are just a few dollars, but installing can be tricky the first time you do it. A body shop will probably charge an hour labor to do it for you. If the bushings are worn through into the hinge, then it needs new hinges, bigger issue. If the hinges on yours are bolt on, it's a doable fix, if they are welded on, it's a major deal.
4. The front speakers are really small, like 2 inches. The door speakers are bigger, can get aftermarket replacements, but I would go with junkyard parts from the same as the radio above.
5. If it is brake dust on the front wheels, a white-wall tire cleaner like bleach-whyte and a scrub brush will clean them. If not, hard to say.
recognize that this is probably a $1500 vehicle, so I wouldn't spend a lot on fixing these items.