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Oct 12, 2004 (6:24 am)
Hello, need some help, about a month ago I recked my driver door on my 1999 Chevey Blazer LS, I was backing up with my door open and I hit the fender on my other car. The door was torn and the holes were the pins go on the top hinges and bottom hinges broke, my door is hanging by a thread. I found a place on the net for Chevy parts, but they charge $55.00 for each hinges.
Does anybody here know a wholesale place were I can find those hinges cheaper.
Thanks a lot in advance.
Oct 12, 2004 (4:20 pm)
Were those new?
You could try an auto salvage yard, but I doubt that you're gonna do much better than that.
#960 of 3674 Re: Reset steering wheel. [tommc]
Oct 15, 2004 (2:23 pm)
I just purchased a 1993 Jimmy and I could swear that the steering wheel seems to have too much play causing the truck to drift to the right. I will check into getting the the steering wheel reset. I didn't know you could do that.
#961 of 3674 Re: Reset steering wheel. (paulette)
Oct 16, 2004 (8:14 pm)
Resetting the steering wheel is simply a part of a front end alignment. Several angles are checked and corrected, Toe in, Toe out, Caster, Camber and a few others. The one that affects the steering wheel the most is setting the TOE, which makes sure that they are pointing straight ahead or slightly inward while the steering wheel is in the straight ahead position.
#962 of 3674 30X9.50R15 size tires
Oct 19, 2004 (11:04 am)
This is not a problem persay...but a question. Has anyone replaced there tires with 30X9.50R15 sized tired? Any speedo or alignment problems? I need new tires and a tire shop said that this size shouldn't be an issue...still a 15 inch tire. Has anyone installed 30X9.50R15 sized tires?
I ordered 4 new ones and they will be in next week.
Thanks in advance!
#963 of 3674 Re: 30X9.50R15 size tires by morencyj
Oct 20, 2004 (3:17 am)
I hope you ordered Load Range C tires (104 Load Index). Otherwise you didn't order tires with enough load carrying capacity - Load Range B has a Load Index of 96.
Most Blazers come with P235/70R15's (102 Load Index) inflated to 35 psi. (If yours came with P235/75R15's, then you need a 31X10.50R15LT, but read on.)
So assuming you ordered the Load Range C tires, you have to have 47 psi to get the same load carrying capacity. The net result is going to be that your vehicle is going to ride pretty badly.
#964 of 3674 Re: 30X9.50R15 size tires by morencyj [capriracer]
Oct 20, 2004 (4:12 am)
I did get load range c tires. They are Dayton Timberline A/T's. Why are they going to ride badly?
Thanks for the info!
Oct 20, 2004 (7:21 am)
How much should a standard tune up cost? I am a single mom and I feel very apprehensive going to auto shops for service cause I feel I'll get shafted or talked into something I don't need. This 93 Jimmy is my first "SUV". I've only owned 4 cyl "pocket rockets". The truck sputters on inclines and I know it needs a tune-up.
#967 of 3674 Re: Tune up - [paulette]
by steve_ HOST
Oct 20, 2004 (7:39 am)
The Edmunds Maintenance Guide will tell you what a regular service should cost for your zip code.
With newer computer controlled cars, few people do "tune-ups" any more - you can change the plugs but most cars don't let you adjust the timing that was a part of old tune-ups. But your Jimmy may be old enough to still have a distributor cap, etc.
Ask around your community - maybe you'll find a good independent mechanic nearby.