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#41 of 497 2001 Chevy Blazer wont start
Dec 20, 2006 (12:24 pm)
In October I bought a 2001 Chevy Blazer LS from a used car lot locally. Shortly after I purchased the vehicle I stopped at convenience store and turned the truck off. Upon returning the truck would not start. It would turn over fine but not start. I waited about 10 minutes and it started again. Then a couple weeks later I drove the vehicle from New York to Virginia. Once at my time share in VA I turned the truck off and a few minutes later the same thing, it wouldn’t start. I called the dealership and was told to disconnect the battery let it sit for a few moments and retry as it was a notorious problem with the anti-theft system. I did so, however, it did not immediately start. After about 20 minutes of sitting it did start.
Since October I have had no problems with the vehicle until December 18th. I went outside in the morning and attempted to start the truck and like before, it wouldn’t start. It turned over ok but would not ignite. After waiting still no joy. I had the vehicle towed to the dealerships garage and was told it was the fuel pump and would cost $425.00 to repair.
My issue is when I bought the truck it had the 60 day warrantee. I informed the dealer of this problem during the warrantee and was told it was a notorious problem with the anti-theft system and not to worry just to let it sit and it would start again. I told them this was the same problem as before and was told it wasn’t the fuel pump before because fuel pumps just don’t stop working then start working again.
I called a reputable Chevy dealership and was told the anti-theft system would not allow the truck to turn over and that furthermore it was possible for the fuel pump to malfunction and then begin functioning again.
My questions are...
1. Do you think it was indeed the fuel pump that was prohibiting the truck from starting?
2. Is it indeed possible for the pump to malfunction and then begin functioning again?
I am paying for the repairs however; I intend to file a complaint with the NYS Attorney General regarding my warrantee not covering the repairs. Any insight anyone could give would be appreciated.
Dec 21, 2006 (6:26 pm)
My starter went bad, when i was removing it i saw that it was only being held by one bolt instead of two. When i took it outi was able to see that the other bolt had been broken. I tried drilling out and jut made the whole thing worst. I piece from where the bolt is broke off, then i decided to drill a whole all the way to the other side to try holding it thighter, but now nothing works, what can i do!!!??? HELP PLEASE!!!
#43 of 497 92 Chevy S-10 blazer 4x4
Jan 13, 2007 (10:43 am)
I having problems starting my truck in the cold it only happens when it gets cold. If I start it by crossing the starter it will start up (like touch the positive on the negitve nuts on the start it will start right up)other then that once i get it started and go some wherethen park shut off i have a problem restarting it it take several turns of the ignition before it starts back up. the starter i have is brand new maybe 2 months old the starter will click when the key is turned but the flywheel does not move till i cross the starter if anyone has any ideas it would be helpful
Thanx Frustated Auto Guy
#44 of 497 Re: 92 Chevy S-10 blazer 4x4 [jtheif]
Jan 14, 2007 (4:29 am)
When you turn the key to the spring loaded start position is 12v getting to the starter solenoid from the ign wire (samll one)? I've seen that nut get loose cause a pain to tighten up there.
#45 of 497 Re: 92 Chevy S-10 blazer 4x4 [jtheif] by repairdog
Jan 14, 2007 (10:35 am)
i am going to try this when it get warm up here it is snowintoday so i will post the results in about 3 days thanks for the suggestion
Thanks Frustrated Car Guy
#47 of 497 01 Blazer Stalling
Jan 15, 2007 (4:59 am)
This 01 Blazer has a 4.3 ltr V-6, 150000 miles.
It had been running just fine when one day I tried to start the vehicle and all it did was
turn over and over. I put some fuel down the throttle body and it started and ran momentarily.
I waited about a half hour and just for the hell of it I tried to start and vehicle again and it
started and ran for two months without another incident.
Once again 2 months later the same problem occurred and this time I took it to a dealer
and they replaced the mass air flow sensor, fuel filter and fuel pump. Vehicle ran fine
for 1 month but Friday, every time I stopped at a stop sign or tried to slow down to make
a turn, the engine would stall. I would crank it over and over and it would start again
but as I tried to get it back to the dealer the engine was starting harder each time
( meaning it would turn over and over more before it would start).
About 6 miles from the dealer, the engine stalled and would not start again. After about
20 minutes went by for some reason it fired up and has been running fine ever since.
The dealer put their Tech 2 code reader on it and there was a code shown something about
a loss of communication from the BCM but it had rechecked and passed sometime during the
last 20 miles of driving. I have no service engine light on at the present time.
Is my computer going bad?
Does anyone have any ideas?
#48 of 497 Re: 01 Blazer Stalling [captain67]
Jan 15, 2007 (5:15 am)
Perhaps its the security system called Passlock that cuts fuel thinking someone is stealing it. BCM controlled and GM has the bulletin on the failure modes - usually a bad connector from the main wiring in the column. Does the security light come on when this happens - if so thats it. When it will not start does the security light stay on (should go out after apprx 5 sec when you turn to run).
#49 of 497 01 Blazer Stallling
Jan 15, 2007 (5:32 am)
Ever since we purchased this vehicle, the security light has been intermitent. It comes
on and goes off at will, usually when we are
driving down the road. Would this connector cause the vehicle to stall when slowing down or stopping?
#50 of 497 01 Blazer Stallling
Jan 15, 2007 (5:36 am)
If so what connecter am I looking for?
Is this a part I can purchase somewhere
or do I need to pull one from a junker?