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#749 of 3676 1998 Blazer problems!
Jun 25, 2003 (3:26 pm)
I have a 98 Blazer and it's just been one problem after another this year. I had to replace the fuel pump (the Blazer died on me at a stoplight), also replaced the thermostat this year and now the biggie - replaced the engine. It had a cracked engine block, there was exhaust blowing into the radiator. So, I'll be looking into a new car soon! Oh, and last year I had the wiper unit replaced too because it was very unpredictable and had a mind of its own. I also hear rattling inside which I don't know where it's coming from. I won't ever buy a Chevy/GM again!!
#750 of 3676 99 Blazer problem
Jun 26, 2003 (6:00 am)
A buddy of mine is having a creaking sound come from under his 99 Blazer. This sound is occurring while accelerating and seems to go away when coasting. This creaking sound does not occur while braking (the sound occurrs as long as he is going forward). Also, going over bumps does not make the problem any worse of better. Any help/ideas/suggestions is appreciated.
#751 of 3676 99 blazer problem
Jun 26, 2003 (5:04 pm)
I test drove a 99 blazer that had a god awful noise (sqweek) coming from under it. It turned out to be the lower balljoint on the driver side. Once it was fixed it rode great so I bought it. I'm told that there was an inhouse recall on the lower balljoints (not made to the public), I will investigate further & post what I find out.
#752 of 3676 2000 Jimmy Transmission
Jul 01, 2003 (7:04 am)
In response to #694, I have a 2000 Jimmy that lost reverse and the even numbered gears. The repair guy told me some shield inside the transmission breaks rather easily. Pre-2001 GMC didn't use hardened steel on this shield and is not uncommon for them to break. When he does repairs, if the shield is not broken, he automatically replaces it because it will break soon enough. Sounds like they didn't improve the problem enough on the '01 models.
Jul 02, 2003 (7:42 pm)
shield = sun shield
#754 of 3676 99 Blazer problem
Jul 03, 2003 (5:01 pm)
I have a 99 Blazer and i was just wondering if anyone knew how to solve the problems of the flickering headlights, and how to turn the lights off during the day?
#755 of 3676 Interior Noises
Jul 07, 2003 (6:00 am)
Hello everyone! I have just recently purchased a 2000 4dr Jimmy. I was wondering if anyone has had problems with the cheap plastic molding on the doors....mine on the front driver's and passenger side is constantly making noise. What can be done?
#756 of 3676 Engine Coolant
Jul 07, 2003 (8:19 am)
I recently purchased a 1999 Chevy Blazer LT. It has 59,xxx miles. The other day I changed the coolant, and noticed that the coolant in the overflow reservoir had sludge in it. I proceeded and even took the reservoir off and cleaned it the best I could.
Today I was checking level, and it still has some sludgy junk (not much) floating around in reservoir. I was just hoping someone could tell me what this is and why it's there. I've not seen anything like this before.
Any help would be appreciated.
#757 of 3676 Engine Coolant
Jul 07, 2003 (9:32 am)
You should flush the entire system. There is a known problem with the DexCool in this application. The iron from the engine and air mix with DexCool to form sludge. The coolant needs to be full (even overfull) at all times to prevent air in the system.
The door pins need to be greased at every oil change or they will fail too. I think water from the windshield runs directly on the door pins and washes away the grease. I had to have the drivers side upper hinge replaced at 30k miles at GMs expense. I keep them well greased now.
I filled every inside panel with foam to prevent rattles. I think this is one of the worst cars I ever purchased. I am not sure what GM was thinking when they made these POS. Every time I hear GM market share goes down I laugh. It seems GMs poor engineering is catching up with them.
#758 of 3676 RE: Interior Noises
Jul 07, 2003 (4:59 pm)
I have a few questions after reading all these posts. Hopefully someone can help!! I have 2000 Jimmy 4dr with 80000 KM.
1) First of all, abc246 - What kind of foam did you use and do the door panels just pop off? Also, is there a special way to "grease" the door hinges or just plain old WD40? Any other suggestions for interior door noises?
2) I have now started to hear the famous gurgling from the dash. I have had the radiator flushed at Canadian Tire but the gurgling is still there. I have lots of heat and the temp gauge is under 100. In a previous post, a member said that he flushed the heater core with a garden hose. How do you do that? Someone else said that they flushed out the hose from the resevoir tank. Whats involved with that?
3) In some other posts, it was said that the radiator cap should be replaced to prevent air from being sucked in. Any certain kind? Were year 2000s affected?
4) Totally off topic...anybody have any views on products like Duralube or Z-Max?
Besides the interior creaks and the new gurgling noise, everything so far has been fine. Is there anything I should be checking now or changing (fluids, plugs, etc) that could save me some headaches in the future?
Sorry so long!! Thanks in advance!!