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#388 of 497 Re: my 98 blazer will start and then stop [yungbkfresh]
Mar 08, 2011 (7:31 pm)
2002 Chevy Blazer-I had the intermittent starting problem (see #270 & #347) for a couple of years. Car would start then stall right away. Never could tell when it would happen. Maybe the first start of the day or maybe later during another start. Have to hold the accelerator for about 10 minutes until the car decided to run on it's own. No computer codes and no one could figure it out unless it happened in the shops - never did. Many trial and error repairs. The time before last I was assured the worn distributor wires were the cause. It wasn't. The last time the IAC (Idle Air Control) was replaced and I haven't had the problem for the last year.
#389 of 497 Re: Chevy Blazer stops running [mcraepiad]
Mar 13, 2011 (11:24 pm)
That is exactly what mine is doing [2001 Blazer]. I was told by a mechanic it was the crankshaft sensor...don't know if that is right, haven't tried it yet. Post if you get a fix for it. Have already tried replacing things, don't want to waste money on trial and error.
Apr 05, 2011 (10:38 pm)
So I have had my 2000 Chevy blazer for almost 6 years now and haven't had too major of issues with it. However, a just started having issues with it starting. The engine does not turn over completely to start but will crank. I had my car jumped and it started right away. I brought it into a local shop and the battery was indeed shot. I replaced the battery and it ran fine for about 16 hours (drove to a few local places and then parked it at work for 6 hours). When I went to leave work this evening, the engine was again not turning over. I turned the key to off and let it sit for about 30 seconds and did it again and the engine barely turned over to start it. It puttered into a running engine. I then went to reverse and pull out of the parking spot and the car would not respond to my pressing the accelerator. After a few seconds i responded and backed up. I put it in drive and same thing again, no response for an initial few seconds. This really scares me!!! I commute a long distance to work! Please help!!!!
#391 of 497 parasitic battery drain
Apr 06, 2011 (2:38 am)
The electrical system may have an excessive "parasitic battery drain". All modern cars have that because of alarms, relays, clocks, electronic engine management components, radios, etc. . I had a similar situation when I found my battery completely dead one morning after my S10 Blazer sat for four days without being started and driven. In that case, it was a shorted power door lock relay but that was obvious because the power door locks would not function. Another common cause it leaving the instrument lights/dome light/courtesy lights on. Be sure it is cut off at the instrument panel dimmer/on/off switch. It is easy to leave those lights on in bright daylight.
Normal parasitic battery drain is usually less than 8 ma. A good shop can test the system at the battery posts to see if there is excessive battery drain when the engine is not running. Excessive would be more than 20 ma.
#392 of 497 Re: Chevy Blazer stops running [mcraepiad]
Apr 16, 2011 (8:02 am)
I think you should try the ignition coil. that I bet will fix your problem
#393 of 497 98 Blazer Stalling issue
Jun 02, 2011 (7:05 am)
About a month +1 week ago, my blazer started stalling after driving around for a while. It would take a five minute or so of cool down before starting back up and run for about 15 minutes before repeating the stalling and non-start. This happened on my way to work, so I brought it to a local garage that I use for things i don't want to do or have time to do. He checked the fuel pressure, the coil, and the icm, and none of those seem to be causing the problem. We left it there overnight as he ran out of time, and when he went back the next day to it, It ran just fine. It was running fine since until monday, when it stalled on me on my way home. It took 15 minutes before it would restart. I was a ways away from home so I had it towed to the garage, but by the time the mechanic got to it, it wouldn't stall at all. When it starts acting up, I can feather the gas and it will be ok, but when I go to step on it, it bogs down as if it is fuel starved. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
#394 of 497 Re: 98 Blazer Stalling issue [fireguy102]
Jun 02, 2011 (8:34 am)
That has all the symptoms of a bad fuel injectior pressure regulator. The pressure regulator costs from $70 to $100. It is located unter the upper plastic intake plenum.
#395 of 497 Re: my 98 blazer will start and then stop [yungbkfresh]
Jun 18, 2011 (12:17 pm)
I have had the same problem
Come to find out chevy never installed a GROUND wire/cable to the frame
as the truck age the 27 ground straps chevy has begin to decay and the only ground path the rear lights can find is the internal ground in the fuel pump(question have you been having problems with the rear lights ,the brake system lighting is attched to the fuel pump )
a simple check/cure
Attach a jumper cable from the NEGATIVE side of the battery to the frame
Then step on the brakes once Then start your vehicle
ALL 88 and newer chevy wireing systems incorperate an emergency shut down to the fuel system
IF your oil preasure sending unit (located near the base of the distributer) is faulty it cuts power to the fuel pump
if you loose ground the brake light interaction with the fuel pump will not allow the proper voltage to the fuel pump
#396 of 497 Re: 98 Blazer Stalling issue [duntov]
Jun 18, 2011 (12:23 pm)
intermittent BAD GROUND
Hook a jumper cable from the negative side of the battery to the frame
alternate problem low oil preasure or faulty oil/fuel preasure sending unit ( oil preasuer/fuel preasure sensor ) gauge sending unit (next to base of distributer )
#397 of 497 Re: Stalling and power loss [mdbowhunter]
Jun 22, 2011 (8:12 am)
Mine is doing the same thing. Did you ever figure it out?