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#452 of 3676 1998 Chevy Blazer LT 4WD problem
May 20, 2002 (7:48 pm)
The darn truck pulls to the right no matter what I do! I just put new tires on it a couple of weeks ago and had the front-end aligned last week at the local Chev dealership.
I took it on a 400+ mile round-trip this weekend and it's still pulling to the right. I live in the NW and a lot of roads are sloped to the right to allow for rainwater run-off, but I'm pretty sure this isn't the case here. I can drive on a road sloped to the left to allow for run-off and the truck will track straight so I have to think something else is up. But I'm a computer tech, not a mechanic so when it comes to cars my knowledge is limited.
Any idea? Suggestions? I'm bringing it back to the local dealer tomorrow to have them look at it again. I haven't gone back and looked through the archives of this thread yet, that's the next thing on my list. If anyone else knows of a thread that has discussed similar issues like this, I'd appreciate a head's up. Thanks.
#453 of 3676 rjgold, Have you checked the brakes?
May 21, 2002 (3:25 am)
Could be the brake pads may not be retracting like they should on the passenger side, They may need to be removed,lubed, maybe replace pads and lube the pistons in the calipers???
May be time for brakes replaced anyway??
#454 of 3676 Re: driver's side mirrow shakes
May 21, 2002 (4:59 am)
Well rjgold - so far with GM no luck. They told me i could purchase a newer designed mirror that fixes the problem....what a bunch of crap!
The GM rep. is still checking into this for me but I think I'm SOL.
I think this is a defect since I've looked at the newer Jimmy's and they have changed the mirror design. You think this would be a simple fix.
What I've done in the mean time is stuff some foam in the break-away part of the mirror...helped a bit but still shakes on the hiway.
I'l keep you posted on my results and im interested in what your dealer told you as well.
#455 of 3676 zr2rando - brake question
May 21, 2002 (6:38 pm)
Thanks for the feedback. Actually I asked the dealer last week to take a look at the front brakes and replace them if neccesary. They said I didn't need new pads however they cleaned them for me. That probably didn't include lubing the pistons though. They re-checked the alignment today and said it was within spec, but did tweak the left side a bit. I haven't been able to really tell if it has helped though. I'll know better the next time I get on the interstate.
We'll see. Thanks.
#456 of 3676 driver's side mirror shakes
May 21, 2002 (6:50 pm)
Rob, I did talk to my Chev dealer today about it. They said the mirror part is actually glued onto a plate inside the housing and that most likely the glue was starting to break loose. They were even kind enough to tell me that eventually the mirror will just fall out after the glue separates completely.
Sounds like a really cheap way to build the component to me, but I don't know. I would think if it is indeed built that way, the dealership would just rip the mirror off the plate and re-apply the glue or whatever the crap is called and stick the mirror back on. It may not be hard to do myself, but I'd probably break it worse. I didn't get an estimate for the dealership to fix it yet. I guess I'll just wait and see what happens with it. Don't know if this design applies to your Jimmy also or not.
Did GM ever actually tell you what the problem was? Or are they just aware of it?
#457 of 3676 Re: Driver SIde Mirror Shake
May 23, 2002 (3:13 am)
Well to my surprize - GM customer service said there is a Service bulletin on the mirror shake.
The GM customer service rep. was going to call my dealer about it. I havent heard back from her yet but plan on calling her today for an update.
If this is the case - I'll post the info for all.
More to come......
#458 of 3676 Just wondering
May 23, 2002 (5:07 am)
Any of you ever have a bad battery?
For about a yr if you would have the truck (2000 4 door 4wd LT blazer) off and radio on for 10 min (sometimes less) the truck wouldnt start and the battery would have to be charged. This happened 4 times. Well a few days ago took it in to the local chevy dealer. Battery was found to have a bad cell. They replaced the battery free of charge and said it is covered for 5 yrs (wow). Truck only has 20K miles and will hit the 3 yr warranty this september. Other than this it has had no problems. Just wondering if anyone else had this problem.
May 23, 2002 (8:28 am)
My OEM battery went out at 38K miles, or just over 3 yrs, on my '97 Bravada. I've never had good luck with AC-Delco batteries. I put in a Diehard Gold and haven't had further problems.
If you have extra $$$ laying around, the gel-cell Optima battery is the way to go.
#460 of 3676 Our 95 Blazer had a dead cell battery too
May 24, 2002 (3:03 am)
Our battery was pretty wimpy starting about 10k miles, green dot had also gone away. Dealer replaced it too,,,,sounds like the ACDelco folks have pretty poor quality control on the OEM batteries. Newer gel-cells ARE much better, older batteries eventually start gassing off and start corrosion in the area around the battery too.
May 27, 2002 (6:48 am)
Wierd thing is the last time it was dead the little green light was still there. Previous times it was gone (which meant it was dead)
So far so good with the new battery
I havent had any problems with the AC Delco in my silverado which has over 26K miles.