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#814 of 3676 RE:Advice on fixing recliner handle
Aug 10, 2003 (8:41 am)
Hi. I just bought a 1998 Blazer 2wd 2dr. Both seat reclining handles are broken. The seats are in a pretty good position but, if it doesn't break the bank, I'd like to get them fixed. I did a search and found some who had had the same problem but I found no info on cost of repair. Would needle nose pliers or vise grips let me adjust the seat angle? Was there a recall maybe?
Good luck!!....I have the same problem in my 99 Blazer...both handles broke after the 36K warranty ran out....the screws they used are too short and put too much stress on the cheap shafts..(almost looks like they used Peuter!!)
I think replacement is about $300 per seat...all for a 10cent piece of metal they didnt want to spend 25cents on...and the right screw (which is detailed in a TSB put out...but no recall!)
My 89 Blazer outclassed my current 99 Blazer:
the AC in the older one was better (R12 of course), the mileage was better (24-25 on the highway instead of MAYBE 20! This is progress? thanks to the pitiful ratio they put in for trailering...WHO needs that all the time???),
the front hub bearings you have to replace entirely...(unlike the 89 where you could repack them easily)...and Chevy wants $475 PER TIRE + LABOR to change them...I can get the parts at HiLO for $170 each tire but then I have to find someone who can press them together...what a rip!!!
This is the last GM SUV I buy....time to go to Toyota or Mitsi.....no more GM products in my driveway....for 30+ years I have bought American made products...but no more.
#815 of 3676 We need to complain more
Aug 11, 2003 (4:05 am)
I read today that Ford is recalling the Explorer for just 2 customer complaints on the seat reclining bolt breaking. We need to complain to NHTSA and GM. We know GM will not do anything about it, but let them know what we think of this American designed and made POS. I would think that the recliner handle would be a safety problem. If the handle breaks when the seat is in a reclined position it could cause more injuries or even make it unsafe for the driver. It is a safety issue and lets get them to recall it. I have one broken too right now.
is the site to file a complaint. There on 12 complaints on this problem now for the 99 alone. Lets all complain and see if they will fix this problem. GM needs some "help" in providing customer assistance.
#816 of 3676 Wipers fixed
Aug 11, 2003 (4:19 pm)
Well I pulled that board for the wiper motor out and reheated the solder joint and fixed that one burnt circuit. Took until today to get a good rain to test the wipers on. On the way to the store I checked all settings. No quitting whatsoever. Even on the continuous low setting, which was the worst in my wipers.
#817 of 3676 OH Console Q?
Aug 15, 2003 (11:41 am)
On the '93 S-15 SLT Jimmy's (and later year models I'm sure) the map lights would come on with the dome lights when the doors were open and the map lights could be turned on individually without the dome lights. I need to know if any of you have this feature if so please look closely at the switches for the map lights and tall me how many wires come out of each switch and their colors.
Thanks so much.
#818 of 3676 OH Console Q? Part II
Aug 15, 2003 (12:56 pm)
If any of you have a tech manual that covers the 1993 S-10/5 Blazer/Jimmy and it has the interior lighting wiring diagram in it and if you have a computer document scanner, please scan that diagram and email it to me at diagramcarolina.rr.com
Aug 15, 2003 (3:59 pm)
Whenever I hit the gas to accelerate after a stop or sometimes even when it downshifts to second gear a loud clank sound is heard coming from underneath my Blazer, any idea what it could be?
#820 of 3676 CLANK - '95 Blazer
Aug 15, 2003 (4:54 pm)
Get under the vehicle and grab the drive shafts. Try to turn them back-and-forth with your hands. Do this only when the vehicle is cold, the shafts can get quit hot. If they move more that ¼” then this may be your problem. Have the universal joints checked or if they have grease fittings try putting some grease in them. Also have the “yoke” checked for ware and proper lubrication.
#821 of 3676 Dash Instrumentation going wacky
Aug 18, 2003 (7:52 pm)
I purchased a used Jimmy several months ago. So far it's OK. Recently I noticed that when I accelerate heavily (pedal to the floor) while driving, the transmission shifts down, the engine approaches 4000 RPM (so far everything as expected) and then every idoit light (check engine, low fuel, ABS, etc, etc) light up and several gauge needles start dancing around. I let go of the accelerator and two/three seconds later, everything on the dash returns to normal. Anyone got some ideas?
Aug 19, 2003 (4:07 pm)
in January this yr i bought a used 1995 jimmy the car lot gave us a warrennty to fix all we found wrong with it well i guess you know it never happened i had it in there shop three times before my hubby started fixing it it his self here is is august and still havin problems im ready to trade it in but i love the truck and i looked for it for 6 months so i would like to keep it hopeing someone here can help me the a/c compressor is brnad new the I ack(?) fuel filter egr value and i major tune up and im still having problems everytime the a/c is on the truck almost dies at a idle and runs very bad we have replace the u joints and got brand new tires and aalinement still shaking when going down the road and one more prob we havin we have replaced the belt and the clutch fan and im still havin a very bad noise and little shack up there some where at the first of take off it stops after you get going thinking of changing the power sterrng pump
#823 of 3676 Thanks 1choice for info.
Aug 20, 2003 (7:16 am)
Sorry it took me so long to respond. Thank you 1choice for info on grease fittings. I've got a problem. Two of the fittings, one on each side, I can't get my grease on them, not enough room. Is there a different fitting I can put on my grease gun hose to make this work? I've checked around a little, but can't find anything different than what I have.