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Dec 17, 2011 (10:41 pm)
I have a 2002 Blazer. For the past few months it would occasionally act like it was going to shut itself off, but only when I was sitting still, like in traffic. This wouldn't always happen and only once or twice did it act like it wouldn't start (almost like the battery was dead), and I'd keep trying to crank it, and eventually it would go. The other day I was in bad traffic and I was sitting still for several minutes at a time. The car kept turning itself off (but interior and exterior lights would work, along with gauges) and I would have to re-crank it. After having to do this four or five times it sounded like it was getting weaker; so I pulled over to the side of the road and had someone come get me. A few hours later I went back to my car and was able to start it. I made it back home but I had to consistently keep my foot on the gas. As long as I was pushing the accelerator, it acted fine. A few people said some things about fuel filters but I know nothing about cars so it all sounds like a foreign language to me. I didn't try to start my car at all today until about an hour ago. I cranked it up and let it run in park to see how long it would take before shutting off. It maintained for about ten minutes or so, until it started shaking lightly (like it was going to shut off again). When it did this the car made a sound that sounded very similar to the way a schoolbus sounds when it's in park. I'm afraid to drive it and have no idea at all of what to do with it or how to fix it. Please Help!
#446 of 486 Re: blazer fuel problems [aphillips47023]
Dec 17, 2011 (11:12 pm)
I posted earlier, and replied to a few posts. What you are going through, is exactly what I did! EXACTLY!
After the stall at first, I would try to start it up, and boom, it started as if there was no problem.
It all happens about 10 to 15 minutes after the first start.
Do not trust it anymore!
I took mine out of town, it stalled and would not start back up.
I had it towed from sedona to phoenix. Rental car, place to stay for the night. Equally $800.00!
Your fuel pump is on it's way out!
Plan on spending about $600.00 for it to be fixed.
Give or take 1 hundred.
The pump alone will cost you about $400.00. Mine is the 2 door 4x4 ZR2.
There are several different ones, GM and Chevy had to make things harder.
Don't listen to what shops and stores tell you!
They'll say it's the coil, the distributor, spark plugs, ignition control module. BS! I changed out all of those and a few others.
It's the fuel pump.
Do Not Buy the cheap brands for under 100 bucks!
I did that, it lasted about 8 months, and I'm back to square one!
Mine gets fixed on the 1st of the new year, from sitting for over 6 months!
Do not let checkers, autozone or others like that talk you into buying the other things.
If you're going to get one thing from them, rent the fuel pressure guage.
You get your money back when you take it back.
It's an easy procedure to do! ANYBODY can do it!
Also, when mine stalled out over 20 times! It gave NO trouble codes!
It even stalled at autozone in front of the guy. He checked for codes...NOTHING!
Trust me, dude! It's the fuel pump! And it's inside of the gas tank. The brilliant minds at GM made everything hard to fix on it.
Also, don't let them tell you it's a sensor.
Just have them scan it for trouble codes. If nothing shows up? Then it can't be a sensor! The sensors talk to the computer, the computer then shows a code.
Also, don't let them tell you it's the crank sensor.
My 1st original pump didn't even make it to 120,000 miles!
What's your mileage?
#447 of 486 Re: blazer fuel problems [s10junkowner]
Dec 18, 2011 (12:59 am)
mileage is around 210,000
#448 of 486 1996 Chevy Blazer won't start on the first try
Dec 23, 2011 (9:23 pm)
Since it's gotten cold out (below 40) my blazer won't start on the first try after turning the ignition for 2 seconds (as long as it would take to normally start), but trying the 2nd time it starts okay. If I hold the key for much longer than 2 seconds it starts chugging but won't start and if I try a second time it chugs faster and will eventually start. It's got about 160k miles, I got a tune up 2 years, 10k miles ago, and that fixed the problem once before. Coolant temperature sensor (new) has recently been put in and a mass airflow sensor (from junkyard) has also been put in.
#449 of 486 Bad Gas Mileage after replacing fuel pump
Dec 25, 2011 (4:51 pm)
I have a 2002 Chevy blazer with about 215,000 miles on it. My fuel pump gave out ( I've had no other problems with my blazer before this, it ran just beautifully) recently and I had it replaced. After getting it back from my mechanic I noticed I was getting half of the gas mileage I used to get. I took it back and my mechanic changed my spark plugs. I picked up my car and drove it home. The next time I went to start my car it would not start. I had it towed to the firestone down the street, and had to change my Dist cap and rotary back. My car started up just fine, strong as ever. I'm still getting this horrible gas mileage, any ideas on what it could possibly be?
#450 of 486 2003 Chevy Blazer Hot Soak Issues
Dec 31, 2011 (9:51 am)
I have 2003 Chevy Blazer with 56,000 miles on it. When I start it to run an errand and drive it for less than a half hour - run in and come out after 20-30 minutes it will not kick in. Have to wait a few minutes and give it a few tries and finally starts. Replaced the fuel pump over a year and a half ago. The mechanic cannot figure this out. This has been in the shop 3 times for this issues.
Note: This only happens in the Winter when the temp is 32 degrees or below. Once the weather warms up no issues...........I can count on this starting every December for the past 3 years!
#451 of 486 Re: 2003 Chevy Blazer Hot Soak Issues [badgerfanz]
Dec 31, 2011 (10:23 am)
Sounds like a bad connection or wire that has moisture freezing on it (on a bad spot or bad/loose connection and the freezing moisture expands causing a loss of connection) and messing up your connection until the moisture unfreezes which allows for connection again.
#452 of 486 Re: blazer fuel problems [aphillips47023]
Dec 31, 2011 (11:00 am)
At that many miles, I'd have to tell you to start saving up for a down payment. I'm not being a smart alec, I just don't know too many GM's, Fords or dodge that are worth anything afte 200k miles.
Some people might have these that made it past 200k, like you, but believe me, it's an oddity.
But do look into a Toyota for a small 4 or 6 cylinder.
Ford F-250 or 350 for a full size truck.
Research and see for yourself how many toyota's are reaching 300k at 400k miles.
A small for, GM or dodge reaching 300k? Just doesn't happen.
#454 of 486 98 chevy blazer stalls
Jan 11, 2012 (1:34 pm)
the check engine light is on and its coming up its the electronic stall converter,but didnt want to rip the tranny out if there is something else triggering the light,any ideas?????