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#39 of 3674 1996 Blazer Problems/ fwd engageing
Jan 01, 2001 (12:08 pm)
My 1996 Blazer has just recently started giving me problems with the fad engaging. after 4 trips to the dealer service department they finally got it repaired. My blazer only has 18,000 miles on it and recently have had more problems. air conditioning went out, alternator just went out, have replaced front brake pads 3 times.
HOWEVER!, I contacted Chevrolet customer service
and because of the low miles on this vehicle, they have agreed to take care of these problems for me.
Jan 02, 2001 (8:04 am)
Just bought a 2001 2dr Blazer. So far, so good. The incentives on them right now are too good to pass up.
Jan 02, 2001 (8:21 am)
Make sure you take all that money you saved and invest it for out-of-warranty repairs.
Also, the reason why they are so cheap is because the whole product line is being wiped out and redesigned. The resale on models prior to 2002 will go down dramatically.
I too almost bit at all the incentives, I'm not that desparate.
#43 of 3674 '98 Blazer turn signal problems
Jan 02, 2001 (10:45 am)
Just wondering if anyone has had this problem before... On my '98 Blazer, when the turn signals shut off, the relay behind the glove box door still clicks. When I hit the brake, it stops clicking then will start up when I let off. Note: the turn signal lamps flash as they are suppose to (only "on" when the lever is in the up or down position), but in the neutral location, the stupid relay keeps intermittently clicking after they are turned off. I'm thinking it is in the switch in the steering column ($170 + labor ouch), thanks for any help. Any help would be greatly appreciated, feel free to e-mail me directly mcphersonalumni.union.edu
#44 of 3674 Does not like the cold
Jan 03, 2001 (8:32 pm)
I have recently purchased a 2000 Chevy Blazer ZR2. For some reason on cold mornings,35 degrees or below it won't start. All the lights on the dash come on the battery is good but when you turn the key to the start position nothing happens. Now later on when it warms up or I plug the block heater in for about 15 min it starts right up. Has anybody had this problem or know hats wrong?
#45 of 3674 Headlights flash while driving
Jan 04, 2001 (8:19 pm)
A follow-up to the earlier message about headlights flashing...
I also have a 2000 Blazer LS (4DR 4WD), and my headlights and dashboard lights often dim for half a second, like the lights in your house might dim briefly when a large appliance turns on and puts a load on the electrical system. This happens at highway speeds, when all I have turned on is the heat and the radio (front/rear wipers off, back window defroster off).
The dealer (which acted like they had never encountered this before) said it took them awhile to figure it out, but their conclusion was that the "body control module", which is computerized, was responding too slowly to new loads on the electrical system, and the lights were dimming for the half second the module was taking to react. They said they then called GM, who said that they are aware of the problem and plan to fix it in a future software update, but they can't estimate when the update might be available.
#46 of 3674 Bad Fuel Guage
Jan 06, 2001 (7:47 am)
I'm beginning to believe what previous posts say regarding the Blazer nickel and diming you to death. I took my 99 into the dealer for what I thought would be a simple repair of a bad gas gauge; the fuel level was not registering. After a whole day in the shop I was informed that the dealer needed to pull the dash board and send in the fuel gauge for repair. I was told that it would take 3-4 days and that I could have a free loner vehicle during this time if needed.
I also had the Blazer into the same shop just 3 weeks prior for oil cooler line replacement, 2 months prior with a bad pinion seal and 2 months prior for a bad thermostat.
Makes me wonder.
#47 of 3674 Bad gauge
Jan 07, 2001 (7:57 am)
My old 92 S-10 had a gas gauge that wouldnt work till the gas level was abotu 1/4 full. Replaced the sensor in the gas tank pain in the butt. Well that didnt work. Took it in and they replaced it with a new instrument cluster and it has worked fine since.
#48 of 3674 98 Blazer Engine ping problems
Jan 07, 2001 (6:30 pm)
I was wondering if there are others out there who have noticed an engine ping with their 98 Blazer.
At 34,000 miles, I have tried almost everything. This all started at around 10,000 miles after moving from Florida to Maryland.
Two different dealers and several visits later I have been given several explanations for the problem, far to many to list but of course, none were the fault of GM.
I know the owners manual calls for 87 octane and I am using premium gas with no luck.
One of my visits for service the service manager took me for a ride with the hand held computer hooked up under the dash and prove to me that all was functioning correctly, according to him. I bought his story, went home but still have the ping.
Chevrolet's 1-800 customer service has been no help. You can never speak with the same person.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.