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  • how do i replace the bulb in the back of the truck i cant figure how to get the cover off to fond out what sorta bulb i need
  • My "SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT" is constantly on, i didn't think it was because of the real problem that i have. The real problem now is that i live in Nebraska and we have had consecutive nights of weather below 0, not easy on my blazer which has a heating issue. Its not a issue with the truck heating up, engine tempurature comes up just fine, takes a little while before the fan produces any hot air in the interior. it is now 6 years old pretty much and just had i believe it's first proper radiator flush and the thermostat as well. Without the fan on it seems to get hot, specially around the vents.....i turn the fan up and slowly the air becomes luke warm, if that even. I can turn the fan off let it ride a lil and turn it back on and gets warm again. I wish i knew why it was doing this, I am afraid that it is the heater core and am hoping that it is just a sensor or electrode messing it up. If you can help that would be great. Peace
  • Hello Blazer owners I am a new Blazer owner just bought my first 4 months ago. Got a 2000 Chevy Blazer ( my dream vehicle).I have always wanted one. Well I am having troubles and no one seems to know what could be causing it. I have no heat. and with living in PA with temps lately in the 20's everyday it gets pretty chilly without a heater. It is odd had heat till Thanksgiving day, went out and started the truck and just didn't seem to warm up. I thought might be due to that it was only 11 degrees out, the next week had heat back but it was warmer too.
    Now this past week i barely have any you can feel it there, but just no where near as warm as should be or was. Now I have had talked to about 10 different mechanics including my dad who has worked on Chevy's for 40 yrs. They all seem to be lost. Seems to be blowing both cold and luke warm air. We have changed the thermostat. The fluids are full the radiator is full. The hises that go into the heater core are warm to touch, but i was told you should not be able to sit there and hold them and you can.
    Please Help!!! :P
  • :( :blush: I am not sure if you were replying to my message but I NEED HELP!!!!!
    Hello Blazer owners I am a new Blazer owner just bought my first 4 months ago. Got a 2000 Chevy Blazer ( my dream vehicle).I have always wanted one. Well I am having troubles and no one seems to know what could be causing it. I have no heat. and with living in PA with temps lately in the 20's everyday it gets pretty chilly without a heater. It is odd had heat till Thanksgiving day, went out and started the truck and just didn't seem to warm up. I thought might be due to that it was only 11 degrees out, the next week had heat back but it was warmer too.
    Now this past week i barely have any you can feel it there, but just no where near as warm as should be or was. Now I have had talked to about 10 different mechanics including my dad who has worked on Chevy's for 40 yrs. They all seem to be lost. Seems to be blowing both cold and luke warm air. We have changed the thermostat. The fluids are full the radiator is full. The hises that go into the heater core are warm to touch, but i was told you should not be able to sit there and hold them and you can.
    Please Help!!!
  • I had the same issue, and fixed it this weekend. Try flushing the heater core.
  • While driving, I can hear my turn signal flasher clicking, but I have not turned on my signal. The signal indicator isn't lighting up, but the flasher is clicking. It is purely random, but does it continually. The turn signals work fine when I do turn them on. I replaced the flasher, but same issue. I'm guessing a short somewhere, but before I spend hours trying to track it down, wondered if anyone has any ideas of an easy fix.
  • This is the most anoying thing in the world! I'm driving and it sounds like my turn signals are on. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem before I drive this thing off a cliff. Thanks :lemon:
  • The other forum has some info on this issue. From what I can tell from my research, it appears to be a 'multi-function switch' (ACDelco part #D6254C) located in the turn signal lever. I am no mechanic, but it appears you have to replace the lever and switch mechanism. I found the switch in question at www.rockauto.com for $105.89. Installation may be another issue - I don't know what it will take to install, but could be a b*tch. I suggest taking it to a dealer for a free quote and confirm it is that switch/lever assembly. Then if you aren't comfortable installing it yourself, find a local mechanic to do it. That is my plan, anyway. Or if you are really cheap and don't use your blinkers, you could always unplug the flasher (behind the glove box).
  • I have a 96 blazer. A fuse keeps blowing and when it does all of the gages go dead and the altinator stops charging the battery. I've replaced the fuse and it will work for a while but then it will blow again. I think it is a loose/pinched wire however I have no idea which wires to check. :mad:
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Here's the problems forum link:

    Chevy Blazer/GMC Jimmy: Problems & Solutions

    Steve, Host
  • If no one has responded to your post, I will suggest you have the Outer-CV Joints checked on the side the noise is greatest.
  • In case this is still an issue.
    1: Record your Radio security code or set it to "0000"
    2: Check the switches in the Dash to make sure they are not defective.
    3: Disconnect the battery for 3 minutes and try to engage the 4WD. CAUTION--SEE STEP 1

    If at this point you still have no 4WD the it is most likely the Transfer Case Controller (Located in the Dash or Right Kick Pad)or the Transfer Case Encoder Motor (located in the Transfer Case).
  • Well I think i know exactly what is wrong. you have to get your heater core flushed out. You probably have the red anti-freeze called dexicool. and that usually clogs up in the heater core. its really not a problem. just get it flushed out and your heater will be working fine again. and trust me, it will be hot. i had the same problem and now i barely take the blowers speed off of one.
  • I might buy a 1999 4 door blazer or a 2000 2 door blazer. I would be buying it for my first car. If anyone has any pictures, or any kind of info on them, or what you think of it as a first car would be very helpful. Neither of them have ABS. The 4 door is tan and the 2 door is black.
  • I own a 90 Gmc s15 Jimmy which ive owned for 3 1/2 yrs..Havent had many problems,just basic stuff. Im looking into upgrading the engine, tranny, and differential..Im looking for information on which engine would be best to swap in...If anyone has information on which year 4.3 vortec engine would be best to swap..and any problems that occur...and any suggestions on a good tranny to put in...Im also looking to get the powerdyne supercharger kit...Any info would be appreciated...Or if putting a v8 Ls1 or Ls2 engine in would be best...Thanks
  • Just sold my '98 Blazer LT 4x4 with 100K miles (27K on a rebuilt engine) for $4,600. I think it was a fair deal for both myself and the buyer. Thanks to all of you who have answered my Blazer questions over the past few years.
  • Is there any way to beark into one of these safes on wheels?????
  • I am currently doing a swap in a 91 s10 pickup. It had a 2.2 or 2.5 4 cyl manual transmission. I chose a 2000 s10 4.3 with automatic as the swap. Getting it in is not that bad. I had to move the cross member for the transmission and buy new motor mounts, but everything lined up fine and fit nicely. Also, I had to buy a new radiator. I sent my old harness and new harness to a company in Texas and they spliced them together so I could retain my dash cluster. Also, you have to have the Vehicle Anit Theft System (VATS)codes removed from the computer because your truck won't start due to the chip in the ignition which recognizes the computer on the 2000 and allows it to start. You can buy a bypass if you have the key from the 2000 with the chip for a few bucks. Also, you will have to buy something called cable x a product that converts the electronic spedometer signal into a signal that your manual cable can read. Besides all of this the conversion is quite simple. I have been working on mine for while and still can't seem to get it running. I just sent the harness back to have it checked out and they think my ignition is bad so they gave me a bypass. I will be putting the harness back next week and hopefully it will start. It ran previously if you put some gas in the throttle body but I wasn't getting the injectors to pulse. Hopefully this fixes it. Also, you will need to add a high pressure fuel pump. I got one from a typhoon or a cyclone from the same year as mine as they were fuel injected. Fits right in and the harness plugs right into it. You will also need to upgrade your fuel lines to something that can handle fuel injection. Non fuel injection flows at 10-12 lbs while the 2000 motor needs 55-60 lbs of pressure. Just to give you an idea on costs I bought the 2000 motor on ebay with automatic trans, floor shifter and complete harness and computer for about 1400 including shipping. The other stuff cost me about 400 or so.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    I hope you didn't leave your engine running!

    tidester, host
  • my 98 blazer did the same thing last year. Turn signals work fine but I heard clicking after using them. It was a multifunction switch which cost 400 bucks to dealer fix. Tricky repair cuz up in steering column under dash and air bag sensors have connections in the area. Works fine after replaced switch.
  • When reverse and overdrive both failed same day in my 1998 Blazer, dealer said repaiing parts would cost 3300 and putting in a GM Remanufactured trans would cost 3700. Blazer had 59,000 miles and never towed or hauled anything heavy. I called GM Cust. Service 1-800 number and after much hem and haw they said if I did have 3700.00 repair job done, they would pay 50% of cost, in form of rebate check after I paid entire amt.
    I okayed the repairs and after I got vehicle back then GM said they decided to pay only 40% of agreed cost "because of the mileage on the vehicle(?)".
    For a vehicle that was babied since day one that I owned since brand new, I thought it ridiculous that trans would fail with less than 60 thousand miles on unit.
    For GM to offer to only pay 50% was an insult and then to screw me again by changing refund amount was final straw.
    I highly doubt GM will ever have any of my future business if this is how they treat a customer who had chevies since 1974.
    Lots of others want car buyers business and I will hope they treat long time customers with a lot more respect. Goodby GM
  • I had taken my 99 Blazer to a local chevy dealer for a no heat concern,1 hose going to the heater core was hot,the returning hose was cold. Thats what I told the service Advisor.They charged me over $100.00 to flush the system,worked for 3 days. Then they quoated me for a new heater core at $985.00. I drained the coolant,installed 2 bottles of Prestone HD cleaner,drove about 200 miles. Drained it out,purchased the prestone flush kit,and what came from the cooling system was terrible. I let it flush for appox. 30 min,Installed new coolant,not a problem since,that was last year. Total cost,less than $20.00
  • I have a '99 S-10 Blazer 4.3 with 70K miles. In the past several months the fuel mileage has dropped and the engine cranks over several seconds before it runs,a little stumble at first when warm. Noticed black smoke from exhaust. I replaced plugs,air filter. I was told that the fuel pressure regulator inside the throtthe body is leaking down,causing excess fuel in the cylinders and a leakdown from the fuel pump. When it sits overnight it starts pretty good. Can anyone confirm this regulator leak down,I dont want to buy a throttle body if I dont have to. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks
  • i have a transition year 95 jimmy sle, for some reason its got a lot of different years in it stock. but im haveing a problem with my breaks aswell, i get this loud hissing noise from the break peddle, its really rough to compress and i have to pump the breaks like an old camaro. after i can compress it all the way to the floor the hissing dissappers , is it possible that i have a leak from a vacum hose, or got break fluid from somewhere inside of it
  • Please, help. I have a 95 Blazer with composite (not sealed beam) headlights. Need to replace the low beam, but can't figure how to get to it. The high beam bulbs are easily accessible, but I have to do the low beam.
    Thanks for any help.
  • Wife has a '95 4-door Blazer, has been a pretty good, reliable vehicle. Has 125k miles, just had transmission rebuilt, only minor repairs otherwise. I have two concerns, though. I have heard that the 2-door Blazers are much more prone to rollover than the 4-door. I also have noticed that these vehicles are heavy and don't stop very well in the rain, and mine has ABS. I had a rear-end accident when I was young, so if I were you, I'd get something lighter that stops better and gets better gas mileage. Just a suggestion.
  • ok here is a switch for everyone. i have been reading on forums all day on how to fix your jimmy if it isnt blowing hot enough air when the heater or defroster isnt on. well on my 1998 GMC Jimmy S-10 4Door i have a problem to were it blows nothing but hot air. and this isnt warm its not mildly hot it can cause blisters if you leave your hand up there long enough. it comes out off all my vent unless i have them closed then it seeps through. when it is on a/c it still blows hot air if the fan in on the off position it lets air through from outside. i think it is stuck open or something and my engine heat is coming straight through. but i dont know. oh and sometimes it will start up all by its self and blow hard for 2 seconds and then kick off and the start up agian all by itself with the fan on the off position. now its acting up more than a troubled child on crack so can anyone help or have heard or seen this before. oh and it all started when i had a thermostat problem and my car overheated and when we replaced the thermostat and i started driving it agian it did this thanks.
  • pino5pino5 Posts: 2
    Hello, The rear latch on my 1995 Blazer stopped working. It makes the noise that it made before but now it won't release the locking mechanism. How can I release the device without breaking anything? Thanks.
  • pino5pino5 Posts: 2
    Hello, The rear latch on my 1995 Blazer stopped working. It makes the noise that it made before but now it won't release the locking mechanism. How can I release the device without breaking anything? Thanks.
  • Check the bushings on your hood hinge. Known problem. :)
  • nicko1nicko1 Posts: 1
    My 2003 Blazer's fuel economy recently took a significant dip for the second time. While it was under warranty, I took it to the dealer who cleaned out the fuel injector and claimed it was gunked up by dirty fuel. Now it is out of warranty, I took it to another mechanic who claimed the fuel injector regulator was faulty and flooding the plenum around the fuel injector, causing a leak onto my spark plugs. He said this also caused carbon buildups in the fuel injector. He changed the regulator, and flushed the entire fuel injector. The problem has not improved. Has anyone else had this problem? I was told that this is not uncommon to these motors. I don't want to spend another bundle of money fixing the same problem twice, especially when I haven't had the car 3 years yet. Is this problem a reasonable fix or should I just trade in on a Mustang before I have major problems with the Blazer?
  • I bought a 92 gmc Jimmy about a month ago. It was wrecked in the front end. In the course of my restorations I discovered that the remote oil lines were kinked. I talked with a friend who is fluent in jimmy and he told me about a replacement part to convert the remote lines. How ever I called the dealership and they could not tell me the part i needed. If anyone knows of the part I'm looking for please help me. This is the last step to finishing my ride. :cry:
  • I have the exact same problem and mine starts to cycle hot/cold but then it stays hot and it is very hot. This is a 1998 Blazer S10 with the ECC. Did anyone solve this problem yet? Thanks I have not seen a answer to this yet other than going back to the stealer dealer to diagnose for big bucks.
  • raynbyrdraynbyrd Posts: 1
    done that, on a 1995 Blazer, I had to take off the inside panel to release the latch, a link inside the door had 1 end broken off, so the solenoid would pulse but on the other end, no action, i rigged the broken end of the link with a screw, works fine now, also drilled a small emergency hole in the inside panel so i wouldn't have to struggle to remove the panel again if i needed to repair it again
  • mjacksmjacks Posts: 1
    I have an '03 blazer and a friend slammed the rear so hard the plastic piece broke. someone did get it opened but now I can't and have followed all of these tips. please help. I have the emergency release area opened and can get it to move but not sure what to do. driving me crazy!
  • izecoldizecold Posts: 3
    Hello, I was reading your message and was wondering if you ever fixed the problem on your blazer? My 1999 blazer is having the same problem, it's really anoying. please help....
    thanks
  • izecoldizecold Posts: 3
    have u found a fix for your physco turn signal? Mine is doing the same thing!
  • Sorry, no clue about your problem. Although we are in the same boat about never buying a chevy again. My Blazer is an 87 and it doesn't go above 45 mph. EVER. I hear different reasons why that is but still haven't figured out the problem, but i just wanted to let you know i feel your pain. NEVER again.
  • I have a 1987 Chevy Blazer with a 2.8 V6 that never goes above 45mph. I have to take back roads wherever i go. I heard it was the kickdown cable on the tranny, had that adjusted. i heard it was the injectors so i got some injector cleaner and that didn't work. I put good 93 octane gas and that didn't work. Any ideas? I don't think it's the tranny, i think it's the motor. I just don't know what part of the motor is screwing up. If anyone has had this problem or knows how to fix it without breaking the bank PLEASE let me know. I am mechanically inclined and have worked on many cars fixing many problems. i just need instructions on what to do and what the problem is.
  • Fire that baby up, walk around to the the back of it and check the flow from your exhaust. Could be a plugged catalytic converter or muffler. Keep on Blazin. Kelly
  • je101787je101787 Posts: 2
    I have a 1993 GMC Jimmy and it has a rod knocks in the engine. i was told it could be the lifters. I was wondering if anyone knew how long it would take to replace them cause i know you have to take the engine apart.
  • hdwizardhdwizard Posts: 1
    We have a 1995 Jimmy SLT and we need to install an electric brake unit for a bike trailor that has electric brakes. Does anyone know if it already has the wire harness needed to hook up this system? The quote to install this unit is big $$$$$$ if there is no harness!
  • opa1opa1 Posts: 2
    Just picked up my second blazer an "04" with 30k on it. Looks and rides like it just came out of the showroom. Why did GM have to get rid of this truck and engine? What happened to "if it ain't broke din't fox it. OH Hell when it' time to get another truck (PERRISH THE THOUGHT) I don't know what I'll do!!!! :confuse:
  • ok what i would like to do is swap the grill and lights out on my 95 to the later model. one because they look better and i have got my eye on some diamond lights, and two because my grill is all busted up anyway. i think the guy i bought it from hit a dog or something. would i have to change hood or fenders? because i will just stick with the old stuff if that is the case. if not do i need anything else besides the lights, the grill, and the wiring harneses for the lights i am guessing
  • just buy another blazer with 30k on it, lol
  • dtrizzydtrizzy Posts: 2
    May be the O2 sensory probably behind the cat converter .Go to a local auto parts store have a free diagnostics ran most places do this for you holp that helps..
  • dtrizzydtrizzy Posts: 2
    need a new one single piece with abs sensor gonna cost some $$$around 125 here in MI GOOD LUCK SHOP AROUND
  • mcbuckstermcbuckster Posts: 32
    Im looking at a 2002 4wd Blazer - in great shape. My only concern is safety, especially the rollover issue. How safe or unsafe would you rate the Blazer as compared to midsize car like a Taurus, Accord, or Camry? Thanks
  • opa1opa1 Posts: 2
    You have to realize the Blazer is a truck,higher center of gravity. When we bought our first blazer we had to realize that and the constaant fear of roll over. You can't compare the Blazer with regular sedans they are closer to the ground. All you have to realize is, going into a turn, you can't take it as fast as a regular car.I hope this helps. I woun't trade my blazer for nothing but another one.

    ED ;)
  • swalis1swalis1 Posts: 1
    I have a jimmy gmc and it had a rod knocking. It is best to buy a rebuilt motor from www.citymotorssupply.com and pay someone to install it. It would cost the same as having someone rebuild your motor and you would get new parts.They will deliver your engine to a city near you.
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