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#129 of 496 Re: 1997 Chevy Blazer starting problem/heater problem [dm2785]
Jan 31, 2008 (8:30 am)
I hv a 2001 blazer, wouldnt start one day and then the next day starts, we replaced cap, rotor, wires, and finally replaced fuel pump even though we could hear it kick in, it just wasnt pressure of 60, more like 15, so i fixed it myself for $240 instead of deal price of $800 and thank god it has been working over a week. I changed thermostat but still heater doesnt always work.
#131 of 496 Sluggish starting
Feb 03, 2008 (1:16 pm)
I have a 2002 blazer with 135,000 miles on it that recently started to get sluggish when trying to start it. It sounds like the battery is low. This has happened a few times now but each time I get it home, the voltage at the battery when the engine is running is just over 14 volts and when not running it is 12.6 to 12.8. The connections at the battery are clean and the ground connection is good.
It will act up (a couple of times I did not think it was going to start) and then start fine for several days or weeks before acting up again. It doesn't seem to make a difference whether the engine is cold or hot.
To add information, this is the 4th battery I have had in the vehicle. Each time it just suddenly would not start. Never any warning. Also, there has always been a voltage fluctuation. At night I can see a slight flicker in the headlamps, almost like a pulsing, but it never failed to keep the battery charged.
I basically work out of my truck and can not afford to get stranded. I have been carrying a battery jumper to be safe but if the battery shorts out, as happened before, it will not even start with a jump.
#132 of 496 Re: Sluggish starting [rsole]
Feb 05, 2008 (8:39 pm)
Ever replace the starter? The bushings in the starter motor may be worn, causing it to drag and act like the battery is weak. This will also suck the life out of a battery as it has to dump a lot more current in the attempt to get the starter motor to turn.
#133 of 496 96 Blazer won't start...sometimes
Feb 06, 2008 (4:11 pm)
I have a 96 Blazer LS, 156,000 miles, 4WD, 6cyl that runs like a top...when it starts!! 1st issue happened when turning the corner and the truck died and wouldn't start back up. Changed the cap and rotor and ignition mod. Ran great for a couple of weeks! One day didn't start...took the other truck, came home to check for spark, and it started! Ran great for a week. Went to start...no such luck! Same situation...took the other truck, came home to check for spark, lots of spark, but this time it didn't start. Towed it to the garage, put it on the charger overnight, mechanic went out checked some of the connections...all seemed fine, then hooked it up to the computer, and the truck started right up!! This was the 2nd time being on a computer, the only codes that come up are for a secondary O2 sensor which we know is related to the cat converter and have been told that it has nothing to do with the vehicle starting. So since it was running there wasn't really anything to fix. Drove it home, ran great for 2 days, went to start it this afternoon...NOTHING! Everytime there is spark and fuel. So what ever is going on is intermittent. We have stumped 2 mechanics. We were thinking next, maybe the ignition switch? PLEASE someone...I need some suggestions! Where do I check from here?
Thanks in advance!
PS I have a remote starter and we thought maybe it was malfunctioning, so we disconnected it. Not the problem!
#135 of 496 1992 chevy blazer stalling problems
Feb 11, 2008 (8:11 am)
I have a 1992 chevy blazer. It will start, run for about 5 minutes (until it is warm) then shut off. It will restart after it cools off (20 - 30 minutes). It seems to run fine, until it shuts off. I have replaced the fuel pump. Do you have any suggestions as to what might be the problem.
#136 of 496 1992 starting, then stalling
Feb 11, 2008 (8:31 am)
I have a 1992 chevy blazer that will start and run for about 5 minutes, until it gets warm and then stall. It will restart after it cools down, but then stalls again. I have replaced the fuel pump. Do you have any suggestions. Money is tight, and I can't afford to make costly repairs, that won't fix the problems.
#137 of 496 Re: 1992 chevy blazer stalling problems [lesahudson]
Feb 11, 2008 (10:31 am)
Sounds like a classic coil problem. Check to see if you are getting spark when the engine dies.
#138 of 496 1999 Chevy Blazer
Feb 29, 2008 (3:55 pm)
How much does it cost for a new starter for my vehicle?