Last post on Jul 06, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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#7 of 8 Re: 2003 Chevy Blazer - Did I buy a lemon? [repairdog]
Jun 08, 2010 (9:21 am)
I Feel your pain. I have a 2000 4x4 and I bought it when it had 18,000 miles. It now has 280,000 miles. I have had the same problem with ball joints and wheel bearing assemblys. I have since learned some things about these SUVs.
#1. They have built these with small truck parts on the front and that's why they eat ball joints and bearings
#2. The shocks need to be a heavier duty shock then what was originally installed on the vehical. Replace the shocks soon.
#3.Replace all your front end parts with "Moog"auto parts. They really make a difference and have a lifetime warranty if you ever have to replace one.
These Small trucks also have a part in the trans that is weak and has since been updated that may go on you,. Forgive me I forgot what the name of the part is!
Other problem is the fuel pump is on top of the gas tank and is hard to replace. Make sure you change the fuel filter often to avoid having to replace the pump too soon!!!
On the positive, The Vortex V6 in these run great and are powerful as you can see with how many miles I have on mine. Also the paint and body is great on these. Mine still looks new and I have had many deer bounce off the thing at night and barely have a dent.
I hope you have as good a luck as I have had with mine.
#8 of 8 2002 Blazer gas tanks and spare tire carriers
Jul 06, 2010 (6:34 pm)
Does anyone know of a Chevy or aftermarket gas tank that is 20 gallons instead of the 15 gallon tanks that came with the gas guzzling vehicle?
How about an external spare tire carrier?