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#363 of 382 Re: 1996 Chevy Blazer Transmission Problem [emse82]
Dec 17, 2011 (2:22 am)
I got the same car. I understand what your talking about when u say the "First Ten". My car has the same issue where it only shifts just right in those first mins at the first start of the day. Get someone to check your codes. Mine was my 3-2 Shift Solenoid. I went to AdvanceAuto and got the part for like 30 something. The Solenoid just melts out in these type of trans. Just gotta drop the pan and unplug then replace. Very simple if you dont mind getting a bit messy. Good luck fellow blazer
#364 of 382 Re: 97'chevy blazer 4x4 Transmission problem [greasymike]
Mar 08, 2012 (6:57 pm)
did you ever figure out what the problem was with your blaz??? mine is doing about the same thing....HELP PLZ.
#365 of 382 Re: 97'chevy blazer 4x4 Transmission problem [tony_7991]
Apr 11, 2012 (3:47 am)
SAME PROBLEM HERE! Yesterday my trany went on the highway, for about a month ive heard a whining loud noise ONLY when I accelerate. Friends thought it was the brakes, altho I had 2 brake lines rotted thru. My gas gage hasnt ever worked, too costly to repair. Had problems with it sticking in 4wd/2wd, hubby fixed that. Now it needs some kind of shield thats gonna cost me 250, but in order to pass inspection IT NEEDS TO RUN! I am in BIG trouble without my vehicle. It's a 97 blazer with approx 180k miles. My friend owns a 98 thats in MUCH better shape, hoping to buy hers and transfer her trany into mine, but I have to hear what the shop has to say first. I feel your pain Blazer drivers, CONSTANT HEADACHES, and BIG ones.
#367 of 382 replaced trans; no gears
Apr 14, 2012 (12:01 pm)
95 blazer 4x4 4.3; seal went out while my wife was driving, ran it dry, but it still shifted into 1 and 2nd. i bought a used trans, which was identical but now i have no gears at all. I have checked to make sure flex plate is on right, pulled a radiator cooling line to make sure front mount pump working. when i installed, i had to pull the converter back out about a quarter inch to bolt to flexplate. i have run it to check the fluid. all these things check out. i hear a whirring noise no matter what gear i have it in, but the vehicle does not move. any ideas?
#368 of 382 99 Blazer LS auto 4wd no reverse
Aug 06, 2012 (1:41 pm)
First off I am new to the forum. I did spend a couple of hours searching for my problem. I found a few that were close and I tried some of the solutins that were posted.
I have a 99 Blazer automatic with the auto 4wd, 4 buttons 4.3 vortec.
Last night I was driving home and heard a loud squeal and felt like I lost power. The engine was still running it just didnt feel right. So I parked it and left it overnight.
This morning I got in started and Reverse does not work at all. I can go forward in all four gears 1,2,3 and D. I checked the fluid both hot and cold and it is fine. I disconnected the battery and tried to find the trans. fuse as was suggested in another post. I couldn't find the trans fuse so I just checked the onesthat the owners manual said were engine, selenoid etc. Still no reverse.
I looked for the plug and neutral button but couldnt find them. There is what appears to be a kevlar plate from the front bumper almost all the way back to the back 2 doors. It has some type of oily fluid all underneath it.
I am not a mechanic and don't know a whole lot about newer cars. I am not in a huge rush but I would like to use my only car.
Thank you all in advance.
#369 of 382 Re: 99 Blazer LS auto 4wd no reverse [jayarmbar]
Aug 06, 2012 (4:19 pm)
I don't have any suggestions for you except to suggest you take it to a transmission shop to have it diagnosed and possibly repaired, I have had similar problems with my Blzer but I lost all forward gears but still had reverse, I tried to pull the transmission myself and I did get it out but I had no confidance in putting it back in after it was repaired so I had a local shop do it, the bill was over 3,000 dollars and in hindsight I should have put the money into a newer truck in the first place. The transmission went out three more times after the rebuild but it was repaired under waranty, the final fix was turning up the pump pressure for firmer shifts, I am still driving it.
#370 of 382 hard shift when cold???
Sep 22, 2012 (7:16 pm)
I have a 99 blazer 4wd. Just had the transmission and transaxle rebuilt maybe 6 months ago. Here recently I have had issues first thing in the morning. To me it feels as if it's not catching gear right away, but once it warms up the problem seems to go away. Fluid level is where it needs to be. I have talked to a few mechanics, the only thing I have heard is possibly the shift solenoid. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?? Will be much appreciated.
#371 of 382 1995 Chevy Blazer troubles
Oct 30, 2012 (6:34 pm)
I have a '95 Blazer 4.3 Vortec, and everything seemed to be fine until recently the transmission started to slip. It seems when you gas harder on it it does not slip. There is also an approximate 2 or 3 second delay when shifting into drive...anyone have any suggestions?
#372 of 382 Re: 1995 Chevy Blazer troubles [billy19702]
Oct 30, 2012 (6:52 pm)
I think changing the filter might take care of the problem for awhile.